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On this day 21/09/1966

On this day 21/09/1966: Jimmy Hendrix changed his name to Jimi after being encouraged by his manager Chas Chandler. They were on the flight from New York to London, to take Hendrix to England for the first time. Hendrix had already had his name changed before, his original birth name was Johnny Allen Hendrix. On the same night, they arrived in London Hendrix played the Scotch Club in St James's and met a girl named Kathy Etchingham, who would be his girlfriend till 1969.

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