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McCartney Works Purple Haze Into Festival

Paul McCartney closed out the Isle Of Wight festival Sunday (6/13) with a set that included a tribute to Jimi Hendrix.  The UK festival was the last large-scale concert the guitar great did before his deathe 40 years ago.  McCartney worked some of Purple Haze into the closing portion of Let Me Roll It before telling the 55,000 gathered at the landmark event, 'I was really lucky to know Jimi and to hang out with him a little bit in the 60's.  He was a great guy.'  He said that the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper on a Friday and that Hendrix had already learned it before he saw him two days later, calling it '...the biggest tribute we had from him.'
NME.com   DailyMail.co.uk

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