Jeff Beck on Encountering Jimi Hendrix For The First Time
When guitar players get together it’s usually a matter of both camaraderie and competition. But some of the greatest cite Jimi Hendrix’s arrival in London during September of 1966 as a galvanizing moment.
On meeting Jimi, Jeff says:
“I was intimidated by Jimi when I first saw him. But when I put myself together coming out of this small club I just thought, ‘What are you gonna do? Are you going to fight or fly?’ And there wasn’t anything else I wanted to do. And the fact that he’d actually knew me at all was enough to get me through”