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Before Jimi Hendrix became the greatest guitarist of all-time, was shredding mind-blowing solos and crafting dreamy song lyrics, he started out just like everyone else. He was a back up guitarist for many other legendary artists like Little Richard, Slim Harpo and Wilson Pickett.
If you don’t believe us, well we’ve dug up some rare footage to back it up! Below is footage of Jimi performing with the duo Buddy and Stacy on the late night TV show Night Train. At first you might not recognize Jimi, but if you look closely, you’ll notice him in the background with a small afro and wielding his left-handed guitar. It’s a little weird seeing Jimi play without him shredding, and also strange not seeing him center stage.
Little did people know but this was the birth of a legend, and he was standing in the background! Watch the video down below, and prepare to be amazed!