Jimi speelde “Can’t Explain” in Washington

The Washington Post kijkt terug op de concerten die Jimi Hendrix in augustus 1967 in Washington gaf. Bij een van die concerten waren John en Pete in de zaal aanwezig.

He felt someone take a seat to his left, so close in the crowd that their legs touched. It was Townshend. Standing against the wall was the Who’s bass player, John Entwistle.
Hendrix walks out with his Stratocaster. He looks at Townshend. He plugs in his Strat, and without even tuning up, he starts playing ‘I Can’t Explain’ ” — the Who hit. “Noel Redding hasn’t seen them, doesn’t get it. Like, ‘What key is this!?’ Pete laughs, Entwistle laughs. Hendrix stops and does his set.”

Nils Lofgren, momenteel lid van de E Street Band van Bruce Springsteen, herinnert zich ook een van de shows:
“Hendrix came out and said he was going to dedicate the first song to Pete Townshend, and he was going to do a rendition of ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ Being naive, and huge Beatles lovers, a lot of us thought, ‘Well, you’re only a three-piece band, how can you play “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”? There’s all these other guitars and strings and violins.’ We just didn’t have a clue what Hendrix was really about“.

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