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Many rock and roll stars got an early start at this Greenwich Village institution. In 1966 Jimi Hendrix who was relatively unknown at the time and was appearing under the name “Jimmy James” was discovered here by  “Chas” Chandler, who had just left The Animals and had become a manager/talent scout. Chas saw Hendrix here and was blown away by his abilities enough to convince Jimi to accompany him to England. 

Once in England, Chandler helped Jimi form the “Jimi Hendrix Experience” and recruited bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell as the other members of the trio.

Other acts that performed here include:

8/3/2018 – The Box Tops
1/5/2012 – Van Halen
5/5/1974 – Patti Smith
6/20/1965 – The Velvet Underground

Jimi Hendrix Discography:

1967 – Are You Experienced
1967 – Axis: Bold as Love
1968 – Electric Ladyland
1970 – Band of Gypsys

Cafe Wha?
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