Upon Hendrix’s arrival in London, whispers soon spread about his mystical abilities on the guitar, and The Beatles soon made it their mission to catch him live. It took them a while to finally see him in action, and it was an event that was more than worth the wait for McCartney. The evening created a memory that continues to live vividly in his mind.Although Hendrix’s arrival on British shores occurred towards the back end of 1966, it wouldn’t be until the following June that McCartney would finally see for himself what all the fuss was about. He rose to the top of the ladder in the blink of an eye and also had a cunning trick up his sleeve, especially for Macca.
Mick JaggerI used to get mistaken for him all the time in ’61. I used to have girls screaming at me and I didn’t know what the fuck they were screaming about. I’d pull up along somebody in a car and they’d go: “Mick!” And I’d be thinking: “Who the fuck is this Mick?” Then I realised it was this guy in The Rolling Stones called Mick Jagger.AdvertisementI was always thinking: “I wonder if I could play in that band?” I seemed to fit the style, loved the blues and all the rest of it. I kept my eye on them. And lo and behold Mick calls me up and wants me to do an album [She’s The Boss]. And that was the first time I met him. I thought Mick was charming. He treated me really well. Loved women, of course.