ON THIS DAY 26 DEC : Jimi Hendrix wrote the lyrics of Purple Haze

It is reported that on this day in 1966, Jimi Hendrix performed a show at the Uppercut Club in London and wrote the lyrics to Purple Haze in the dressing room (although other reports say that he wrote the lyrics in Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill).

“I dream a lot and I put a lot of my dreams down as songs,” Hendrix said in a 1969 interview with the New Musical Express, “I wrote one called ‘First Around the Corner’ and another called ‘The Purple Haze’, which was all about a dream I had that I was walking under the sea.”

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