Evening Standard, Hulton Archive LONDON (AP) - Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles.…
- Posted on Oct 15th 2010 10:30AM by Pat Pemberton
Whenever recording engineer/producer Eddie Kramer worked with famous musicians, he brought his camera with him. Though photography was just a hobby, Kramer snapped more than a thousand photos between 1967 and 1972, often capturing artists like Jimmy Page, the Small Faces and Carlos Santana in spontaneous, behind-the-scenes moments. Here, he chronicled Jimi Hendrix chatting backstage with Mick Jagger.
"On the occasion of Jimi's birthday, he visited the Rolling Stones at their Madison Square Garden concert," says Kramer. "He kindly asked me to tag along." While backstage, Hendrix -- seldom without a guitar in hand -- would also jam with Stones guitarist Mick Taylor. Though Oct. 26, the San Francisco Art Exchange is exhibiting a series of Hendrix photos by Kramer and other notable photographers -- some never-before seen -- at an exhibit titled 'Can You See Me? A Life through the Lens.' The price for this one: $2,500.