Billy Cox: "Jimi and I were locked together spiritually... that doesn’t happen so much nowadays"

Billy Cox performs with the Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970
(Image credit: Chris Walter/WireImage)

When you’ve played bass with the finest guitarist who ever lived, at the biggest and most important gig there ever was, you’re in a select crowd - and Billy Cox is at the top of the list.

Jimi Hendrix was the man: Woodstock was the event. From all these years’ distance, the impact of those frantic, disorganized three days on Max Yasgur’s farm in New York State still looms large - but Cox is stoic about it.

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