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Jimi Hendrix writes the lyrics to “The Wind Cries Mary” following an argument with live-in girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.
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.
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.
Redding and Mitchell travel to Majorca, Spain with Kathy Etchingham, Angie Burdon, Gerry Stickles, and Neil Landon.
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.”
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).