Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis nearly formed supergroup in 1969

Hendrix and Davis sent McCartney a telegram, but he was on holiday at the time

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Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis came close to forming a supergroup, it has been revealed.

When Hendrix, Davis and Davis's drummer Tony Williams were planning to record an album together in 1969, backed by producer Alan Douglas, they sent a telegram to McCartney asking him to join them on bass.

The telegram, sent on October 22 1969, read: "We are recording and (sic) LP together this weekend. How about coming in to play bass stop call Alan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams."

However, fate intervened and Beatles aide Peter Brown replied telling Douglas that McCartney was in holiday in Scotland and would not be back for another two weeks. The session never took place and Hendrix would die of a drugs overdose around 11 months later, on September 18, 1970.

The telegram is currently on display in Hard Rock Cafe in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Hard Rock historian Jeff Nolan told The Telegraph: "Major Hendrix connoisseurs are aware of the telegram. It would have been one of the most insane supergroups."

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