Slowhand 'n The Fab Four -- Jimi's grand finale -- Blues legend b'day...

(Courtesy of ABC/Bluesway Records)
(Courtesy of ABC/Bluesway Records)

9/6/1968 (49 years ago today) - Abbey Road Studios, London: The Beatles are
working on overdubs for a new George Harrison song and Eric Clapton becomes the first famous outside musician to play on a Beatles recording when he lays down the solo on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". Turns out all right...

9/6/1970 (47 years ago today) - Jimi Hendrix does a live set with Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and Band Of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox at The Open Air Love And Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany; a handful of upcoming gigs get postponed because of Billy Cox getting sick, so this night turns out to be Jimi's final onstage performance! 12 days from now, the guitar genius is found dead, age 27.

9/6/1925 - Born on this day, the fantastically talented blues singer-songwriter-guitarist Jimmy Reed, quite rightly revered as one of the pioneers of "electric blues" and a major influence on rock and rollers from Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Jerry Garcia, Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Rolling Stones to name just a paltry few who have covered Jimmy's songs and, yeah, you know 'em: "Bright Lights, Big City", "Big Boss Man", "Ain't That Loving You Baby", "Shame, Shame, Shame", "Baby What Do You Want Me To Do"...Neil Young is famous for playing Reed's music to his audience before his shows, so there you go! Jimmy passed away from respiratory failure at his his home in Oakland, California, eight days shy of his 51st birthday.

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