Sunday, November 27, 2011

Jimi & Mick Taylor at Madison Square Garden Nov. 1969 Pt. II

There is more to this story as I post this on Jimi's birthday November 27 2011 – if Six was Nine he would have been 69!

This video, an official one, from Albert Maysles, is a back-in-time back story of what happened backstage:

Jimi Hendrix with the Rolling Stones / Rocks Off Message Board - Thanks Albert Maysles!

Pix and videos from the deserved Stu tribute with 4 out of the 6 surviving Stones Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ronnie Wood at;start=all


[5:51-5:54] Black guy [to Keith]: Well, like, no reaction. He went back to what he was talking about, so...

[5:54-5:56] Keith: Well, y'know, it's cool, y'know I, I [inaudible] we'll get it together.

[5:55-5:58] Black guy: Yeah yeah Ok (exits)

[6:00-6:07] Jimi: Been watching too many formal dinner parties on TV. Everybody HAS to do this. You HAVE to say [mock ass-kissing, bowing and scraping] "Oh yes, Mr richards--"

[6:07-6:12: laughter - inaudible chit chat]

[6:12-6:14: silence]

[6:15-6:18] Jimi: D'you know--? nah, I shouldn't ask [scratching his head, laughing]

[6:18-6:20: Keith and Jimi laughter]

[6:19-6:26] Jimi: I dunno that's a big [inaudible] ever since I seen you Monday. Have--? When's last t-ttime you see- s-seen [clears throat]. Naaah, I shouldn't--

[6:25-6:26] Keith: [inaudible]

[6:26-6:27] Jimi: No. What was the last time you seen Linda?

[6:28-6:34] Keith: Oh, man, a long time ago. I mean, I tell ya, uh, some time last summer in--

[6:34] Jimi: Yeah...

[6:35-6:38] Keith: --on the coast [inaudible]

[6:38-6:39] Jimi: Oh, that far? You ain't seen her here?

[6:39-6:44] Keith: I haven't seen her for [inaudible]...You?

[6:44-6:45] Jimi: No. No...

[6:46-6:48] Laughter - Keith smooshes affectionately into Jimi.

[6:48-6:53] Keith gets up and walks away

[6:48-6:51] Jimi: I been watching too much TV too.

[6:54-7:01] Jimi sits smoking.

For more information, pictures and everything about Jimi with the Rolling Stones, with much more about the takes of "My Little One", check

More on Mick Taylor here:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Roger Mayer w Jimi

Roger Mayer w Jimi by Doctor Noe
Roger Mayer w Jimi, a photo by Doctor Noe on Flickr.

Roger Mayer, left, with Mitch Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding.

I just talked to Roger and he is doing well, still being a guru to countless tone-freaks far and wide. Big hugs from him and Connie!

Mark Bosch: Got to admit, I miss the ole boy and u too G-whiz! where is he living these days?

Noe the G: He sez he's in Kingston, the posh-ier part north of London. Worcester Park, Surrey KT4 7DF, to be exact. Still salty as ever and Celebrated far and wide as a "FOJ" (Friend of Jimi):

Guitar Effects Pedals by Roger Mayer - History


Hey Rog,

It was ever so charming talking with you this a.m.

I think I'm gonna do up a blog entry just about you for old times' sake.

PS, Karin sez we have a couple of plane tickets for London, so we may be seeing you around Christmas time! Big hugs to Connie.

Attached are a couple-a pics I dug up from my "bin" I also have one of the Rocket done up as Eddie Van Halen's paint job and some more I'll be sending you. This one on Flickr can be accessed by this link:

Here's what it says on my Flickr page:

P. 165 "Do You Know This Face? Then you know THIS Face. ... You know Roger Mayer's Classic Fuzz, the very same fuzz distortion circuit that Roger designed for Jimi Hendrix during his tenure as the master's sound technician ..." This is one of the ads I published in numerous music magazines of the mid-'80s in which I touted my Guitar Galaxy mail-order company. Guitar Galaxy continues to flourish today!

>"}}}}”> Noe Gold, aka Noe the G is the Founding Editor of Guitar World magazine. Among his most cherished achievements is the creation, with partner Bill Nitopi,curator of the Hendrix Collection Archives and an editor-at-large of Guitar World, of two humongous Special Issues: Vol. 6, No. 5 SEPTEMBER, 1985 SPECIAL JIMI HENDRIX TRIBUTE! and Vol. 9, No. 2 MARCH 1988 THE UNPUBLISHED HENDRIX. Noe Gold blogs at Doctor Noe's Smooth
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jimi & MickTaylor by Ethan Russell Nov. 1969

I believe that is Albert Maysles with the camera.

Jimi & Mick Taylor GW March 1988 P. 33

Here's a page from my Tribute to Jimi. We published stills from Albert Maysles' footage in Guitar World: The unpublished Hendrix Vol. II. That would be Guitar World March 1988, Special Issue. Hendrix Lives! Tribute to a Genius. The Unpublished Hendrix Vol. II. P. 33, "Backstage With the Stones."

Three of the four photos on the page (two of Jimi and Keith, two Jimi and Mick Taylor) were indeed stills from Maysles' unreleased footage. This is a fourth one by photographer Ethan Russell.

Now here is the kicker: Stones are going out on the road again next year, another "endless tour," but guess what? They will most likely include some guest spots on the tour by a very great-sounding Mick Taylor! Here is a video tribute to Ian Stewart featuring Ben Waters, Charlie Watts, Dave Green with Jools Holland, Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor, Bill Wyman, Mick Hucknall and other guests at the Ambassadors Theatre 9 April 2011.

Here's Mick on his discography: "I played lead guitar for the Rolling Stones from 1969 till 1974 and played on some of the group's best albums, including "Let it Bleed," "Get Yer Ya Yas Out," "Sticky Fingers," "Exile On Main Street," "Goat's Head Soup" and great live bootlegs!

"My fluid lead guitar shaped some of the Stones' best songs and albums. Songs like "Honky Tonk Women," "Gimme Shelter," "Love In Vain," "Brown Sugar," "Sway," "Bitch," "Tumbling Dice," "Rocks Off," "Shine A Light," "Ventilator Blues," "Heartbreaker," "Coming Down Again," "Silver Train," "Star Star," "Time Waits For No One," "If You Can't Rock Me" – these all feature my lead and slide guitar contributions."