Jimi Hendrix’s final interview is set to be broadcast on radio in its entirety on the anniversary of his death, it has been revealed. The half-hour exchange took place in London’s Cumberland Hotel five days before the great guitarist was found dead at an apartment in Notting Hill in 1970 at the age of 27, the Independent reported.
Keith Altham, the journalist who conducted the interview, saw Hendrix perform three days after he first arrived in England in 1966 and knew him for much of his final four years. In all, Altham interviewed Hendrix eight times. But at their final meeting the musician was “rambling” and showing signs of ill health.
During the conversation, Hendrix sipped on Mateus Rose and talked of getting back with his former manager Chas Chandler, Altham said. The final interview formed the basis of an article that Altham wrote for the music newspaper Record Mirror.
The interview will be broadcast on digital station TeamRock Radio during Nicky Horne’s Classic Rock Magazine Show at 6pm on Wednesday.