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    Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Ronnie reminisces about living with Jimi Hendrix in Holland Park:

    http://skyarts.sky.com/the-ronnie-wo...-hendrix-video

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    So that's what happened to Jimi's dawg!

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by purple jim View Post
    So that's what happened to Jimi's dawg!
    So what Wood is saying is that Jimi fell out with Kathy sometime between Jan and March 69 and moved in with him, briefly, bringing the dog, which he left with Wood? First I've heard of it.
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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Story was doing the rounds a couple of years ago.

    We shared a house in Holland Park – Pat [PP] Arnold’s house – and he gave me a basset hound called Snoopy that used to shit everywhere. Pat said: “Either the dog goes or you two go”. So Jimi said: “Why don’t I go and you keep my dog? I’ve got to move on anyway”. He was quite quiet as a flatmate: Quaaluded-up all the time. And spliffed. Very laid back. He’d just sit back and play right-handed or left-handed guitar – that ambidextrousness blew my mind. If I try to play left-handed it’s like giving a child a guitar. We used to get out the acoustics and swap blues licks, sometimes for him to warm-up before a show. He always said: “I don’t like my voice”. And I’d say: “Don’t worry, your guitar playing takes care of that.” He was a very sweet man. I remember him walking out of Ronnie Scott’s on the night he died. He had his arm around a girl and I shouted after him: “Oi, Jimi, say goodnight!” I was in tears when I found out the next day. I couldn’t believe it.
    http://archive.classicrockmagazine.c...r-meet-hendrix

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron The Bear View Post
    Story was doing the rounds a couple of years ago.



    http://archive.classicrockmagazine.c...r-meet-hendrix
    Kathy has said they gave the dog, a bassett hound, to Jeff Beck...but now it's Woody? That dog got to hang with some great guitar players either way.

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by dino77 View Post
    Kathy has said they gave the dog, a bassett hound, to Jeff Beck...but now it's Woody? That dog got to hang with some great guitar players either way.
    Thanks ron the bear. What I meant was I have not heard anyone apart from Wood mention this and that extremely late.
    If they shared a flat, it must have been for a very short space of time in March 1969, if at all. No one else mentions it. The dog wasn't called Snoopy, there's the CBC film of a dog in Kathy's/Jimi's flat with one of his headbands on it and it's a Irish setter (or similar cross, which also has floppy ears), not a Basset hound. Wood's memory doesn't seem too good - either .

    They had had a dog a fellow pop star ended up with it. Jimi crashed a few nights at Wood's after falling out with Kathy (maybe).

    Anyone ever asked Beck?
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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    I think Woody's imagination has gotten the better of him - I can't remember where I read it now, and it wasn't that long ago but it was in relation to a similar tale and PP Arnold said that she never lived with Jimi...

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by stplsd View Post
    Jimi crashed a few nights at Wood's after falling out with Kathy (maybe).
    The house's owner, P.P.Arnold, is a new name to me. It seems she and Jimi had an affair at some point. Putting the few pieces I can find together, it appears to have been prior to this period, possibly 1967.

    Quote Originally Posted by stplsd View Post
    Wood's memory doesn't seem too good - either .
    Elsewhere he writes

    I shared a house with Jimi Hendrix in Holland Park, on and off, for about six months when he first came to England. Actually, it was P.P.Arnold's house. She rented the basement to Jimi and the ground floor to me while she was in the big flat upstairs.
    http://books.google.com.au/books?id=...endrix&f=false
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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    The puppy was called Ethel Floon or "The Queen Of Ears" by Jimi. Here's Kathy's page about it all:
    http://www.kathyetchingham.com/jimi-...y-ethel-floon/

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by purple jim View Post
    The puppy was called Ethel Floon or "The Queen Of Ears" by Jimi. Here's Kathy's page about it all:
    http://www.kathyetchingham.com/jimi-...y-ethel-floon/
    Thanks! So it was a basset. Maybe Ronnie's brain is too fried for him to remember much of anything.

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    [QUOTE=Ron The Bear;84021]The house's owner, Patricia Arnold (stage name P.P.Arnold), is a new name to me. It seems she and Jimi had an affair at some point. Putting the few pieces I can find together, it appears to have been prior to this period, possibly 1967.


    P.P.Arnold was a cracking coloured singer from about '67 onwards, had a couple of minor hits in the u.k., and had the Nice (Keith Emerson) as a backing band.

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by dino77 View Post
    Thanks! So it was a basset.
    As I mentioned above, apparently not, in the CBC film?
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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron The Bear View Post
    Patricia Arnold (stage name P.P.Arnold), is a new name to me. It seems she and Jimi had an affair at some point. Putting the few pieces I can find together, it appears to have been prior to this period, possibly 1967.
    According to who, where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stplsd View Post
    According to who, where?
    P.P. herself.

    "Jimi was fantastic. He was my soul brother. He lived around the corner from me. He was a beautiful man and had quite a reputation with the ladies. He knew what to do. He certainly had the equipment, so that was a bonus."
    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/re...escued-1100981

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix



    P.P. Arnold

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by stplsd View Post
    As I mentioned above, apparently not, in the CBC film?
    Right. Perhaps the lovely setter in the film was a visiting friend's dog or similar? It seems strange that Kathy would buy a dog and not recognize the breed!

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    From a previous thread on Ron Wood:

    Lunch with the FT: Ronnie Wood

    By Rob Blackhurst
    Published: July 18 2008 20:24

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a03bc842-5...#axzz1A1yx767P



    ...
    As our seafood platter arrives, Wood dips straight into the crab claws. “These are really cool. I don’t know which sauce you put on them.” As he plumps for the shallots and vinegar, the conversation turns to Jimi Hendrix, with whom he shared a flat for six months in the late 1960s. “He didn’t think he was any good as a singer. I used to say, ‘Don’t worry about that voice.’ He used to obliterate real life by being stoned all the time – and he couldn’t handle it. He didn’t realise how good he was.” His last memory of seeing Hendrix alive, the night before he died in 1970, is haunting. “He was leaving Ronnie Scott’s [jazz club]. He had his arm around a girl and he looked really sad. I went out after him and said, ‘Jimi, you didn’t say goodnight.’”

    ...



    Fortunate Son The Art of Ronnie
    By David Willson
    http://www.limelightagency.com/Ronni...alue-rich.html


    ...
    Wood quickly found his place in the burgeoning British rock scene. He even shared a Holland Park flat with Jimi Hendrixfor a while. “When I was shacking up with Hendrix,” says Wood, “I used to think, ‘Wow, I wish I could play guitar like that!’ I mean you might Jam with him , but you’d think, ‘Fuckin’ hell, he’s SO good – unbelievable.’ I was playing bass at the time, and he’d always everyone else to stop. He’d say. ‘Come on, let the bass player play’ I would do my best. And he’d really love it. An because he would share the limelight it made me better.
    ...

    [there is more on Ron Wood and Jimi Hendrix in his autobiography. On the flat though, his memory may not be too clear:]

    Ron Wood: “It was nice to see Chris Farlowe and it will be nice to see Pat [PP Arnold], as I haven't seen her for years. I used to share a flat with her and Jimi Hendrix in Holland Park. So that will be good to jog some memories.”
    PP Arnold: “He said we shared a flat? No, Ron Wood lived in MY house. I had a house and Ron and his girlfriend Chrissie stayed with me and my kids for a while in '67.”
    http://www.rinaldisings.com/features...daid_words.php


    [not sure where Jimi Hendrix lived]
    http://www.crosstowntorrents.org/sho...n-Jimi-Hendrix

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by paul387 View Post

    P.P.Arnold was a cracking Black singer from about '67 onwards, had a couple of minor hits in the u.k., and had the Nice (Keith Emerson) as a backing band.

    I had a big crush on PP Arnold as a teenager, she was/is one Foxy Lady, PP also performed with The Small Faces on quite a few occasions (apologies for going off topic)
    http://youtu.be/-i_Bu1tmDrA

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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron The Bear View Post
    Thanks Ron, interesting photo of her with an antique Jimi novelty coat hanger she bought at an auction, nice photo, can't remember where?

    here's another link:

    http://www.pparnold.com/Articles/Int...n-Hellier.html


    http://www.snapgalleries.com/news/so...-hendrix-show/

    She's got a bio coming out soon!:

    http://www.shure.eu/news_artists/art...ands/pp-arnold

    http://www.retrosellers.com/features278.htm
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    Re: Ronnie Wood reminisces about Jimi Hendrix

    Quote Originally Posted by dino77 View Post
    Right. Perhaps the lovely setter in the film was a visiting friend's dog or similar? It seems strange that Kathy would buy a dog and not recognize the breed!
    Nah, why would the only dog in the flat be a visitor? The only people there were the film crew, Jimi, Mitch and Noel. They only had the dog for two months max, it had floppy ears, forty year later memory? Yeah, I suppose it could be a visitor, I say unlikely
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