jimi hendrix tapped paul mccartney to play bass on project with miles davis

May 13, 2013

Did you know that Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and drummer Tony Williams were planning to record an album together? They also tapped Paul McCartney to play bass with them. The project didn’t come to life but Associated Press reports some details about the telegram Hendrix sent to McCartney’s camp on October 21, 1969: “We are recording and LP together this weekend in NewYork,” it says, complete with typographical errors. “How about coming in to play bass stop call Alvan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams.” “The telegram has been part of the Hard Rock Cafe memorabilia collection since it was purchased at auction in 1995. Still it has only generated attention in recent months with the successful release of “People, Hell & Angels,” expected to be the last CD of Hendrix’s studio recordings.”