Published on May 10th, 2013 | by Alan Cross1
Paul McCartney Was Asked to Join Jimi Hendrix’s Supergroup
Here’s a historical factoid that I’d never heard before: before he died in 1970, Jimi Hendrix extended an invitation to Paul McCartney to play bass in a new group he was in the process of forming.
The invitation came in the form of a telegram that Hendrix sent to Macca through the Beatles’ Apple Records office on London. The date on the telegram is October 21, 1969:
We are recording and [sic] LP together this weekend. How about coming in to play bass stop call Alan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams.
Miles Davis? Jazz drummer Tony Williams? What would this band have sounded like?
Sadly, McCartney was a bit busy with his other band and couldn’t make the session. Damn, huh?