Roger Waters talks about the first time he saw Jimi Hendrix live
Ex-Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters recently posted a video video on social media, detailing how he saw Jimi Hendrix playing for the first time in England in the mid 60s, during Cream concert.
Waters heard Hendrix’s name being announced and for a long time, he thought Jimi Hendrix’s stage name was “Junior Hendrix”.
Roger Waters explained:
“In the middle of the show, they said, ‘We would like to introduce a friend of ours’. And this guy came on stage and started playing guitar with his teeth and at a certain time, also playing with the guitar behind his head.
“I found myself thinking about it some time ago. And I remember that I had misunderstood his name. I thought he was called Junior Hendrix, but then I discovered that he was not ‘Junior’, it was Jimi Hendrix and that was the first time that he performed in England, at a Cream show. I suppose it was around 1965 “.