Jimi met Kathy Etchingham one of his first nights in London, and they hit it off right away. Coming from much the same background, and sharing much of the same experiences, they had much of the same focus and same needs and wishes. They developed a relationship very quickly. They moved in together, sharing Ringo Starr's old flat in 34 Montagu Square, Marylebone, London, with Chas Chandler and his girlfriend, in December 1966. After a couple of months Jimi and Kathy moved to 23 Brook Street.
Although Jimi used to have many "girlfriends", Kathy was his great love, and he was heartbroken when she finally left him, and got married in 1970.
She was 23 years old when she met Jimi in 1966. She worked as a hairdresser as well as working as a DJ at the Cromwellian Club.
Kathy is also famous for being the "Mary" in "The wind cries Mary". Mary is her middle name.