30 SEPTEMBER • FRIDAY

Noel returned to the Birdland, but there was no one there, so he went to the ANIM offices, 39 Gerrard Street, London W1, where Michael Jeffery offered him the job as bass guitarist.

Chas tells Eric Clapton about Jimi: “I bumped into Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce at the Cromwellian Club, who had just formed the Cream at the time, and told them about this guy who I’d brought from America. They said I had to bring him down to the Regent Polytechnic, because Cream were playing there the next night.”