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Knight Life: Curtis Knight

Michael Gray, Let It Rock, June 1974

JIMI HENDRIX FANS will be familiar with Curtis Knight’s name: he’s the man who found Hendrix down and out in New York in 1965, gave him a guitar and a place in his band, got him his first recording deal, and cut some tracks with him – mostly of Knight’s own songs – not only before Chas Chandler brought the guitar-star to London, but again when Hendrix returned to New York in 1967, having well and truly conquered Europe.

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