Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jimi Hendrix announces new bassist Billy Cox

Jimi Hendrix announces new bassist, old army buddy Billy Cox on June 28, 1969

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Billy Cox re-united with Jimi Hendrix in 1969, when Hendrix called on Cox to play bass in the Band of Gypsys.

In addition to the Band of Gypsys release, Cox's bass playing can be heard on such posthumously released Hendrix albums as South Saturn Delta, Live at Woodstock, Live at the Fillmore East, Nine to the Universe, and a reconstructed version of First Rays of the New Rising Sun, in addition to such home-videos as Live at the Isle of Wight 1970, Live at Woodstock, The Dick Cavett Show, Rainbow Bridge, and Jimi Hendrix.

Billy Cox played at Woodstock with Hendrix's Gypsy Sun and Rainbows;

On September 8, 2006, Cox mentioned in an interview on the KQRS-FM morning show that he can be heard playing bass on five of the first notes of Jimi Hendrix's famous Woodstock "Star Spangled Banner". The rendition was completely impromptu according to him. He said he thought to himself at the moment, "I realized we had not rehearsed this, I had better lay off." He toured with Hendrix (with Mitch Mitchell on drums) for most of 1970 on the Cry of Love tour. Cox lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where he remains active in music, and acts as an ambassador for Jimi Hendrix, his music and philosophy.

Retro History for June 28 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
1987 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 177 performances
1987 Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
1986 Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Alabama Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
1985 Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A
1982 Prince Chuck and Lady Di name their baby "William"
1981 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 165 performances
1981 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1980 New York City transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1979 OPEC raises oil prices 24 percent
1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
1978 Supreme Court orders California medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
1977 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
1976 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo
1976 Hijacked French Airbus lands in Entebbe, Uganda
1975 David Bowie releases 'Fame'
1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
1974 Fall of earth and rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
1974 Wings release "Band on the Run" and "Zoo Gang" in UK
1973 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 home runs and no-hits Reds
1971 Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
1970 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 Jimi Hendrix announces new bassist, old army buddy Billy Cox
1969 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut vs. WI at Lord's
1969, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Nice, John Mayall, Ten Years After, Taste, Liverpool Scene and Chicken Shack, Keef Hartley, Taste and Savoy Brown, all appeared at The Bath Festival of Blues in England, the DJ was John Peel. Over 12,000 fans attended.
1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
1967 George Harrison is fined 6 pounds for speeding
1967 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
1966 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
1965 1st U.S. ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Johnson
1965 Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
1964 Organization for Afo-American Unity forms in New York by Malcolm X
1963 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru
1963 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin
1962 Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands
1961 Phils and San Francisco set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
1960 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
1958 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
1958 Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)
1957 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
1957 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron to team
1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago, Illinois
1956 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
1954 111 degrees F (44 degrees C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)
1953 8th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1951 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
1950 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden New York City for 278 performances

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