Evening Standard, Hulton Archive LONDON (AP) - Miles and Jimi. Jimi and Miles.…
- Posted on Nov 5th 2010 10:30AM by Pat Pemberton
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After getting fired from Little Richard's band, 22-year-old Jimi Hendrix (far left) met soul singer Curtis Knight (center) near an elevator at a small New York recording studio. Upon learning Hendrix had just pawned his guitar for rent money, Knight gave him a guitar and invited him to join Curtis Knight and the Squires in 1965. (Also pictured in this promo shot is Marion Booker, top, and Ace Hall.) The following summer, Hendrix went solo and discovered distortion.