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Jimi Hendrix Was Originally Going to Appear in The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’

Jimi Hendrix rose to international stardom in the wake of The Beatles’ British Invasion, becoming a rock icon in his own right by the time of his death in 1970. As Hendrix’s star rose in 1967, he was tapped by The Beatles to work on their Magical Mystery Tour album and television film.

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Jimi Hendrix was going to appear in The Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour’

The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was a television film accompanied by an album of the same name. 1967 had proven to be a big year for The Beatles, as they released their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band earlier that year. At the same time, Jimi Hendrix was in the midst of his breakout with his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience after the release of their debut album Are You Experienced in early 1967. Hendrix first got his break in music as a backing guitarist for the likes of Little Richard and The Isley Brothers, and was set to take over rock with his music.

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