The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood (Also known to be The Faces guitarist) shared a flat with Jimi Hendrix by the end of the 60’s and during his show “The Ronnie Wood Show” back in 2013 he shared some memories of that period. He also recalled that he saw Hendrix playing the guitar with both hands.
The memories Ronnie Wood has from when he shared a flat with Jimi Hendrix:
“Well, now that i’m living in Holland Park i’ve just realized that i’ve done a full circle. Because I used to live there with Jimi Hendrix. We had a flat for a few weeks along with Pat Arnold, not far from the Holland Park tube station. It’s really funny, I was walking along badly up there with all the lovely shops, they go along with their beautiful grocers and butchers and all of which I never realized when me and Jimmy shared a flat together and we got slung out and he gave me his dog and all that.”
“So, lovely man to hang with on the few times that we did have a couple of evenings together. He just sit on the bed and in a very stoned way he swap guitar from left to right hand and he could play equally well, both ways. That was kind of annoying to see but it was mind blowing as well at the same time. He was a very introvert person. He never liked his own voice and I used to say ‘Don’t worry about your voice Jimmy, because your guitar playing more than makes up for that.'”
“The last time I saw him he had his arm around a girl leaving Ronnie Scott’s and I said to him ‘Hey Jimmy, say good night!’ And he carried on walking down the slope and I went chilly ‘Jimmy! Say goodnight!’ He turned around and he said ‘Goodnight’ and that was the last time I saw him”.
Jimi Hendrix death
Although the details of Hendrix’s last day and death are widely disputed. He spent much of September 17, 1970, in London with Monika Dannemann. That was the only witness to his final hours. Dannemann said that she prepared a meal for them at her apartment in the Samarkand Hotel, 22 Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, sometime around 11 p.m., when they shared a bottle of wine.
She drove Hendrix to the residence of an acquaintance at approximately 1:45 a.m. Where he remained for about an hour before she picked him up and drove them back to her flat at 3 a.m. Dannemann said they talked until around 7 a.m., when they went to sleep. She awoke around 11 a.m., and found Hendrix breathing, but unconscious and unresponsive.