TIL the day Jimi Hendrix died, Eric Clapton had bought a left-handed Fender Stratocaster as a gift for him. He intended on presenting it during a Sly Stone concert at the Lyceum that night, but Hendrix never showed up. The next day, Clapton learned why.

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You could say he was just a little slow handing it over


There’s so so many early death tragedies in music, but this one for me is probably one of the most upsetting. Literally his career had only just got going.


“That fucker bailed on me! I hope he dies!” *learns that he died* “Oh shit”


Clapton is the only musician inducted into the Hall of Fame 3 times. Twice as part of a group ( Cream and…?) and once as a solo artist.


It’s so wild to me how differently news spreads nowadays compared to back then. Imagine not knowing for a few days that a close friend died, a close FAMOUS friend.