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    Jimi's telephone call before he died

    I've heard this rumour before , many years ago , but recently i had a conversation with a far away friend who told me this story.He was living in Hawaii in the eighties .He was a big fan and even saw Jimi at Woodstock and Raleigh.He had some bootlegs too.One time he received a call from some 'collectors' who would like to see what he had.Two dudes arrived and after checking his stuff they became rather angry for traveling so far for this 'useless' vinyl. When my friend asked what they were looking for , they played a tape .On this tape he clearly heard what sounded like Jimi calling Chas Chandler asking him for help because 'strange things are going on'.
    Anyone know this story ?

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    And did they want to sell him the tape by any chance?

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    Quote Originally Posted by Rupe View Post
    And did they want to sell him the tape by any chance?
    The two were found dead a few years later.

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    There is a story that Jimi rang Chas not long before he died, but I don't know how true it is.

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    Quote Originally Posted by Rupe View Post
    There is a story that Jimi rang Chas not long before he died, but I don't know how true it is.
    That's what i mean.So we have now a guy who heard this...maybe...
    I remember i heard this story from another friend of mine who moved to another town.Gonna try to track him...

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    The story at the time, according to the UK press was that Jimi phoned Chas on the Thursday night/Friday morning and got Chas's answering machine, he left a message " I need help bad, man" it was the headline in one of the newspapers of the day, years later (maybe on The South Bank Show documentary) Chas claimed he didn't own an answering machine at the time.


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    Jimi finally took part in another orgy before going back to Monika. Then, in the early hours, he left a telling message on his old friend Chas Chandler's answering machine saying: 'I need help bad, man.'

    By the time it was picked up, Hendrix was dead. (Chandler later denied this story, claiming he didn't even own an answering machine.)

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    sounds like bull...t to me

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    Maybe , but at least i have a witness AND he wrote about it here : http://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Karma.../dp/1499521359

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    Quote Originally Posted by kees1954 View Post
    sounds like bull...t to me
    Kees i tried to send you a message :
    • kees1954 has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    where's the police photos? don't the police usually take pictures when a star dies. investigate the scene etc etc.. as for answering machines. they were common at the time for big business guys like chandler. Telefunken Model 101F was available in Europe in 66.

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    Re: Jimi's telephone call before he died

    Zappa has a song with lyrics about the Telefunken 247! nice

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