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January 10, 1967

Jimi Hendrix writes the lyrics to “The Wind Cries Mary” following an argument with live-in girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.

1967 34 Montagu Square Band City of Westminster London girlfriend January January 10 Jimi's Apartment Kathy Etchingham Lyrics Marylebone United Kingdom

March 21, 1967

Jimi Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham and Chas Chandler and his girlfriend Lottie Lexon move to their new flat at 43 Upper Berkeley Street in London. Their new flat is merely 7 blocks away from their old place at 34 Montagu Street.

1967 43 Upper Berkeley Street City of Westminster Jimi Hendrix Jimi's Apartment Kathy Etchingham London March March 21 Marylebone New Apartment Personal United Kingdom

January 19, 1968

Jimi Hendrix attends a party at the Apple offices on Saville Row, where he is interviewed for the London Herald. The party is held to celebrate Apple’s signing of The Grapefruit. Members of the Beatles, Brian Jones and Kathy Etchingham also attend.

Beatles Brian Jones Jimi Hendrix Kathy Etchingham London Herald Personal Saville Row

June 12, 1968

Redding and Mitchell travel to Majorca, Spain with Kathy Etchingham, Angie Burdon, Gerry Stickles, and Neil Landon.

Angie Burdon Gerry Stickles Kathy Etchingham Majorca Mitchell Neil Landon Personal Redding Spain

March 09, 1970

Hearing news that Kathy Etchingham had just married, Jimi calls her in London to confirm the account. “I hadn’t heard from Jimi for a while and apparently he was having problems,” explained Etchingham in her book Through Gypsy Eyes (Victor Gallancz, 1998). “He had a disastrous gig at Madison Square Gardens and walked off-stage. Around this time someone must have told him about me getting married to Ray. [Jimi] rang to find out if it was true.”

Kathy Etchingham Personal Through Gypsy Eyes

March 10, 1970

Jimi flies to London where he meets Kathy Etchingham and tries to convince her to leave her new husband and move back to New York, where Jimi assures her, “everything will be all right, all those people I was hanging out with have gone.” With Ray now living with Kathy at her Brook Street flat, Kathy helped get Jimi checked in at the Londonberry Hotel (Park Lane, W1).

Kathy Etchingham Londonberry Hotel Personal

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