Jimi Hendrix wanted to form a supergroup with Paul McCartney and Miles Davis, says a new report from RollingStone.com.
The website says Hendrix and Davis planned to record together the year before Hendrix's death in 1970, and decided to invite McCartney to join them on bass. Hendrix, Davis and jazz drummer Tony Williams sent a telegram on Oct. 21, 1969, to the Beatles' Apple Records, hoping to get McCartney in for a session.
"We are recording an LP together this weekend in NewYork (sic)," reads the note, according to the Associated Press. "How about coming in to play bass stop call Alvan Douglas 212-5812212. Peace Jimi Hendrix Miles Davis Tony Williams."
Rolling Stone said it's unclear if McCartney was aware of the request. The telegram says to contact producer Alan Douglas, and is asking McCartney to visit New York from London on short notice. Beatles aide Peter Brown responded the next day, telling Hendrix and Davis that McCartney was out on vacation and wasn't expected back for two weeks.
McCartney may have had other things on his mind. The telegraph arrived the same day DJ Roby Yonge from New York's WABC furthered the rumor that McCartney died in a car crash and was replaced by an impostor. The Beatles were dealing with internal strife and McCartney running off to record with Hendrix probably wouldn't have helped things, said Rollingstone.com.