September 16, 1970 , less than 72 hours before his tragic and untimely death, Jimi Hendrix performed on stage for the last time with an old friend. He had gone to see Eric Burdon with his new Band War at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London. Sadly no film footage is available, but this audio seems to have held up over the years. Hendirx was invited to sit in with the band towards the end of the set for a pair of song's: Burdon remembers that fateful night saying:
"The guys in War held their ground as we launched into a triple-time version of ‘Tobacco Road." Having Hendrix onstage made [War guitarist Howard Scott] play better than he ever had before. We slid into ‘Mother Earth,’ a beautiful blues written by Memphis Slim. We ended the set with a burning jam. Jimi was flying. And then it was over.”
Nobody could realize it at the time but that would be Jimi's final live performance....ever.
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