Jimi Hendrix playing Killing Floor at Monterey in 1967

Written by on July 6, 2020

July 5, 1966: At the suggestion of Keith Richards’ girlfriend, Chas Chandler of The Animals attended a Jimmy Hendrix concert at Café Wha? in New York City. Chandler was so impressed that he suggested to Hendrix that he should move to the UK. Jimmy would do that; Chandler would quit The Animals and become Hendrix's manager. Once there, Chandler would suggest that he change the spelling of his name to "Jimi" and would help Hendrix form his band, The Experience.

Jimi Hendrix playing Killing Floor at Monterey in 1967

The song performed by Jimi is "Killing Floor". Originally it was written by legendary blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Howlin' Wolf and became classic of Chicago electric blues. According to Wikipedia the song’s title refers to the active area of a slaughterhouse. But Howlin' Wolf lead guitar…

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