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May102013

Jimi Hendrix Tried to Recruit Paul McCartney for Supergroup Project with Miles Davis

Facebook.com/TheJimiHendrixExperience; MJ Kim/MPL Communications Ltd.It would have been a supergroup to end all supergroups: Jimi Hendrix, jazz superstar Miles Davis, jazz drummer Tony Williams and...Paul McCartney.

A telegram on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in Prague, Czech Republic, shows that Hendrix tried to recruit the Beatles legend for a project in the fall of 1969, reports the U.K. newspaper The Telegraph.  The telegram, which was sent to The Beatles' Apple Records headquarters in London on October 21, reads: "We are recording and [sic] LP together this weekend. How about coming in to play bass stop call Alan Douglas...Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams."  Douglas was to be the session's producer.

An aide to the Fab Four shot down the request, responding by telegraph that McCartney was on vacation in Scotland and wouldn't return for another two weeks.

The telegram had long been in the Hard Rock's memorabilia collection, the paper reports, but with its current display in Prague the notion of the jazz-rock supergroup is only now turning fans' heads.  Apparently, the planned weekend recording session never came off that October -- maybe because they couldn't find a suitable bass player.

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