Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.

Rock guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970) caught mid guitar-break during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970.   (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
Rock guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970) caught mid guitar-break during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970.   (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

    JUST WATCHED

    That time Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees

MUST WATCH

That time Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees

In the storied summer of 1967, there was an ever-so-brief (and ever-so-strange) combination of two ever-so-different musical icons: The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix. Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz recounts the brief period of time that the legendary guitarist was the opening act for the pop boy-band sensation.

That time Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees

In the storied summer of 1967, there was an ever-so-brief (and ever-so-strange) combination of two ever-so-different musical icons: The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix. Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz recounts the brief period of time that the legendary guitarist was the opening act for the pop boy-band sensation.