GuitarPlayer got a lot of responses from players, gear makers, producers etc. when they asked for rememberences and comments on Hendrix's 70 birthday. Read the article in GuitarPlayer
Jimi's Yoko Ono
Kathy Etchingham is arguably the person who knows most about Hendrix. They were together for three years. In one interview, he claimed: "Kathy is my past girlfriend, my present girlfriend and probably my future girlfriend; my mother, my sister and all that bit. My Yoko Ono." He wrote Foxy Lady, Gypsy Eyes and The Wind Cries Mary for her. She booked the recording studios, watched as he auditioned his band. Read the article in The Evening Standard
If, in 1968 or 1969, Jimi Hendrix had casually mentioned to some foxy lady, some cute little heartbreaker, that “I wanna take you home,” then the home he meant was probably the tiny four-room London flat at 23 Brook Street,
in Mayfair, which he shared with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.
My best shot: Jimi Hendrix by Gered Mankowitz
Gered Mankowitz: 'The few photographs taken of him performing dominated the media … I just tried to give him an opportunity to give something to the camera' Watch video