The truth about the connection to
Jimi Hendrix...

That was something that the media in England got a hold of and got a little too excited about. Before we met Carl, I had a chat with Mitch Mitchell, Jimi's drummer, and he suggested that maybe he would talk to Jimi about this band. Mitch did talk to Jimi about it and we were in the process of setting up a meeting. Jimi also was at the point where he wanted to move on and do something else. So, it was good timing. By the time the press found out about it, the band was already formed and called ELP, so they figured with Hendrix in the band, it would be called HELP. And before we could really check out that possibility, Jimi suddenly died. So, it never really got very far. It was just a press story, really.

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