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Ronnie Wood is no stranger to rock & roll royalty. He recently talked about a past apartment he shared with a fellow young guitarist named [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm].
Wood told Musicrooms.net about a London flat in which he lived with singer Pat Arnold in London growing up in Notting Hill.
He shared his space with Jimi Hendrix for a few weeks during the 1960s, when both were budding young musicians.
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“He was quite a gentle flatmate,” Wood said of Hendrix. “He gave me a dog – a basset hound called Loopy.”
Loopy actually ended up the reason Arnold would kick both of them out of the apartment. They failed to train the dog, and as a result had to deal with droppings all over the place.
But Ronnie and Jimi still lived together long enough to share some jam sessions, and he remains amazed by how transcendent the late guitarists’ skill really was.
“We did used to sit on the bed and exchange ideas on the guitar,” he said. “He could flip it over and play equally well left or right-handed.”
Not surprising for a guitar god to be equally powerful with either hand.
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