You auditioned for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Can you tell me about that experience? What was your relationship and sentiment towards Hendrix?
Roger Earl: I think I came in fourth [for the audition]. Jimi was really generous with me with his time. To be honest, I didn’t really have a clue. He was playing stuff that was from a place I hadn’t been to. By about the third tune I started to get a handle on what he was playing. I got a chance to jam with Jimi a couple of times, once in New York, at Steve Paul’s scene I think, and once in a club in LA. Jimi was brilliant. Still is.
Source : the RFW