Someone Fell Asleep During Scott Shannon’s Interview with Jimi Hendrix, and It Wasn’t Scott

Ah the seventies...

August 6, 2019

It was 1970, or '71. (It's all a blur...) Scott Shannon was "Super Shan" at the time, at the top of his game running the Memphis, TN station for Plough Broadcasting and spinning records.

Jimi Hendrix, at the time, was the biggest thing since sliced bread -- and had just picked up two new members for his band. Upon Jimi's arrival at the station, Scott was still excitedly preparing for the interview -- so he just jumped right in, asking about the new bandmates and where the band had played the night before.

Jimi must have had a pretty good night -- as he couldn't remember either the names of his bandmates nor the city he just played.

"I don't know," was the best he could do. 

Then, Jimi passed out on the console, leaving Scott and Jimi's manager speechless.

Honestly, if you met Jimi back in 1970, you probably have the same story. Classic.

Watch below for more on Jimi and his band.

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