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Jimi Hendrix and me: Former girlfriend Kathy Etchingham's story

19 February 2014 Last updated at 00:07 GMT

In 1966, Kathy Etchingham, a DJ and hairdresser, walked into a London nightclub and met Jimi Hendrix.

She recalls her time as Jimi Hendrix's girlfriend including the occasion they argued over mashed potatoes which inspired the rock legend to write The Wind Cries Mary.

Witness is a World Service radio programme of the stories of our times told by the people who were there.

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