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    Anyone have thoughts/opinions on what happened to Billy Cox on the 70 tour in Europe? As far as I know he has never said anything in the press about it. Some books claim he was dosed with LSD others state he had a paranoid breakdown and was sent back to the states.

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    Re: Billy cox European tour 1970

    with your mostly own words (and 2 of mine in bold), allow me :
    Quote Originally Posted by cmiles View Post
    ... he was dosed with LSD ... resulting in ... a paranoid breakdown and was sent back to the states.
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    Re: Billy cox European tour 1970

    Setting The Record Straight sort of plays it like Cox wasn't built for the crazy pressure of touring. He was Jimi's Tennessee army buddy and bass player and the intense politics surrounding the band, with Jeffery trying to get rid of his new players and get the Experience back together, caused him too much stress. Combine this with being dosed, and the heavy vibe that was surrounding Jimi's life at that point, and it led to too much stress for Billy to bear. Funny how when he got back to America he returned to normal quickly. One could always speculate Cox was given chemicals to induce paranoia but it would only be speculation. And acid would be more than capable of that alone.

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    Re: Billy cox European tour 1970

    Quote Originally Posted by cmiles View Post
    Anyone have thoughts/opinions on what happened to Billy Cox on the 70 tour in Europe? ...
    opinion/thought : Based on Jimi's last interview, Billy would not be returning to play with Jimi anytime soon.
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