Re: Legendary Gigs That Could Have Been Awesome...

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Posted by THE JIMMY WHITLEY on July 18, 1999 at 15:34:19:

In Reply to: Legendary Gigs That Could Have Been Awesome... posted by VACENDAK on July 18, 1999 at 07:49:00:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~1967::: "STONES JAM WITH JIMI, ROCK MONTEREY FESTIVAL (AP) The Rolling Stones, quickly ending any doubt that they are becoming more popular than the Beatle, closed out the first ever Monterey "Pop Festival," wrapping up an amazing day of music with a three-hour set which climaxed with an ending jam with Jimi Hendrix........the Stones were red-hot, and then stunned the crowd by backing Hendrix on "Stone Free" and "Like A Rolling Stone." How can they top this?.......


Something that this AP story failed to mentioned was the "semi-legendary" SECOND ENCORE that was played with Jimi Hendrix about 40 minutes after the first encore!!! They did a 26 minute version of Hendrix's THIRD STONE FROM THE SUN!! Makeing a rare appearance on stage was King of the Blues SON HOUSE!! Hendrix introduced Mr. House and stated that, "We would like to play a ditty that tonight will be called, 'THIRD STONE FROM THE SON' in honor of Son." The 65 year old House was seated on the far right side of the stage next to Hendrix and Mick Jagger. One reporter noted that this would make Stones bassist Bill Wyman "the third Stone from the Son" from an audience's perspective. It was then quickly pointed out that this was NOT TRUE due to the fact that Hendrix was not a member of the Rolling Stones and that technically speaking it would have been Keith Richard. When asked to comment all Richard had to say was, "It's Richard, not Richards. There's no "S" man. These cats are always trying to attatch this weird sort of "S" thing to me, really. I mean really."

Oddly enough Bill Wyman's book omitted this "fact" as well. It did mention that during that second encore Bill had personally counted, "Son House sat down, stood up, sat down again, etc. ELEVEN times during Third Stone from the 'Son'."

I am supposed to be getting stuff done today so I gotta bail! Later,JIMMY

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