'Sgt. Pepper' audaciously saluted in 1967
Purchasing the record on the day of its release, he performed the title track just two days later at the Saville Theatre in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue.
Unbeknown to Hendrix, some of The Beatles were actually in the audience, listening intently to his audacious performance.
Speaking at a later date, Paul McCartney spoke of his honour of the tribute, calling the performance “simply incredible, perhaps the best I have ever seen him play”.
An excerpt from this very gig is posted on YouTube and can be accessed on Youtube.
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