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Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis almost formed a supergroup with Paul McCartney

on May 10, 2013, 3:36pm

jimi hendrix 208241 1 Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis almost formed a supergroup with Paul McCartney

Eat your heart out Asia, this would have been the supergroup to beat. Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis had it in mind to start jamming together and, according to Rolling Stone, the two, along with jazz drummer Tony Williams, wanted to tap bassist and world-renowned legend Paul McCartney for the group.

On October 21st, 1969, Hendrix actually sent a telegram to The Beatles’ studio Apple Records hoping to grab the attention of McCartney. “We are recording and LP together this weekend in New York,” the telegram read. ”How about coming in to play bass stop call Alvan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams.”

McCartney may never have actually received the note, though his assistant at the time, Paul Brown, returned the request saying that McCartney was on vacation in Scotland and wouldn’t be able to fly to the States for the impromptu jam session.

For context, this is about the time when McCartney was starting to move away from The Beatles, Hendrix had split with the Experience, and Davis had just started to work on Bitches Brew. Can you even imagine?

Take a look at the telegrams below:

hendrix davis mccartney telegram Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis almost formed a supergroup with Paul McCartney

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PJSpanksalot
May 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm

It’s Miles Davis not Davies… wow

Forn
May 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm

pretty sure he knew that and it was just a typo, guy.

dooder
May 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm

seriously

Alex Young
May 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Sorry about that, all fixed.

Yazid Manou
May 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Wrong side for the photo. Jimi played left handed…

michaelejahn
July 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Sheesh – fix the image !! – it is flipped horizontally ( did you not notice that the word FENDER on the head of the guitar is mirrored ? ) you made it look like Jimi was right handed !