11 DECEMBER • SUNDAY

Little Richard: “...I was touring through England and Jimi came up to the hotel... He had recorded Purple Haze (sic) and he needed 50 dollars. He came to the hotel and borrowed some money from me and he introduced me to his little girl he had with him. He said “I’ve got a new record coming out Richard” ...and he says that it’s gonna be a hit. Sure enough when it came out it was a mighty hit.”