On April 5 & 6 of 1968, The Turtles played at The Cheetah Club in Chicago (The A…

Written by on April 6, 2018


On April 5 & 6 of 1968, The Turtles played at The Cheetah Club in Chicago (The Aragon Ballroom). It has been rumored and many sites report it as true that Jimi Hendrix was in the audience on the night of the 5th and came on stage and jammed with The Turtles.

There is only one problem with the whole Hendrix thing. According to Howard Kaylan (the lead singer of The Turtles, “Eddie” from Flo & Eddie and one time member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention), it never happened.

Howard’s quote, about the rumor…. ‘that’s bullshit’. Nice rumor though. Howard did meet with Jimi in London and is the basis for the movie “My Dinner With Jimmy”.

So, 50 years ago, Hendrix didn’t go on stage with The Turtles.




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