Jimi Hendrix Jammed With Eric Clapton -- And Scared Him Offstage
Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton: We've heard the guitar gods cover each other's songs, but can you imagine them jamming together? Well, you're gonna have to. Imagine, that is, because it actually happened, but we have no recording of it.
The story goes that while he was still relatively unknown, Hendrix hopped on stage at a college show Clapton was playing and proceeded to melt the faces of everybody present with his rendition of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor." Clapton famously considered that particular song far too difficult to play live, and Hendrix played it with both hands behind his back.
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And he didn't even have the tabs to the song.