Billy Cox
Born in West Virginia

Jimi Hendrix
In 1961, while
stationed at Fort
Campbell Army Base,
Billy Cox formed a
band with Jimi Hendrix
called the King
Kasuals. They played
in Nashville often.
A plaque on Jefferson
St. commemorating
Jim Hendrix & others
was stolen, before I
had a chance to get a
picture of it.  As far as
I know, it has never
been replaced.
Let's replace it!

2005: Billy Cox
appears on the "Night
Train To Nashville"
CD released by the
Country Music Hall Of
Fame in Nashville

In August of 1969
Hendrix formed
"Gypsy Suns &
Rainbows" to play at
Woodstock. Cox was
asked to join by his
old freind, Jimi

Band Of Gypsys
Billy Cox played
in the Jimi Hendrix
"Band Of Gypsys"
which included
recording on many
of the last albums
that Hendrix recorded,
and appearing
in numerous
Jimi Hendrix video's
Billy Cox
1979:  Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville musician Billy Cox was a long time friend of
Jimi Hendrix and a member of Jimi Hendrix band
Band Of Gypsys".He and Jimi Hendrix met while stationed
at the Kentucky, Fort Campbell Army Base in the 1960's
Billy Cox from the Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsies
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Jimi Hendrix
Birth: Nov. 27 1942
Death: Sep. 18, 1970
Guitar Legend.
Unquestionably one of
modern music's most
influential figures on the
electric guitar. His styles
ranged from Rhythm and
Blues, to jazz, to funk. Born
Johnny Allen Hendrix in
Seattle, Washington, his
father changed the boy's
name to James Marshall
Hendrix. Left-handed, he
self taught himself how to
play a right-handed guitar
when he was a young boy,
specializing in
southern-blues style. In
September 1966, Hendrix
arrived in London, and
formed a new group using
English musicians, called
the Jimi Hendrix
Experience. In December
1966, they released their
first single, "Hey, Joe"
which quickly went to the
top 10 in the UK, followed
by "Purple Haze" and "The
Wind Cries Mary."
Returning to the US in
June 1967, he appeared
at the Monterey Pop
Festival, where he played
the guitar with his teeth,
then burned the guitar with
lighter fluid. His American
audience continued to
grow with the release of
"Axis: Bold as Love" and
the jazz influenced "Up
From the Skies." Internal
differences between
several members of the
group led to their breakup.
One of Hendrix's most
memorable performances
was at the Woodstock
Festival in New York,
where Hendrix played his
famed version of "The Star
Spangled Banner", which
some listeners perceived
as a political statement.
On the morning of 18
September 1970, his
girlfriend, Monika
Dannemann, could not
wake him, and she called
an ambulance, but he was
pronounced dead. A
coroner's inquest
recorded the cause of
death as suffocation due
to inhalation of vomit.
Since then, others have
claimed either overdose of
drugs or suicide, but these
claims remain in dispute.
A Jimi Hendrix Museum
was created in Seattle,
Washington, in his honor.
On November 26, 2002
Hendrix's body was
exhumed and reburied
under a marble dome
memorial in another
section of Greenwood
Memorial Park. Hendrix's
father Al and his step
mother Ayako 'June'
Hendrix have also been
placed in the vault in the
center of the memorial.
(bio by: Kit and Morgan
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King County
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Courtesy of
Jimi Hendrix Shotgun Live 1965 Night Train Backing Buddy & Stacey.
The Oldest Known Film Footage of Jimi Hendrix Playing Guitar
on Nashville's Channel 5  "WLAC-TV studios, L & C Tower,
159 4th Avenue North, Nashville Jimi appears as a guitar player in
"The Royal Company" playing in the back-up band for Buddy & Stacy
on the WLAC-TV Channel 5 show "Night Train" performing "Shotgun".
the Wilson Pickett version of the song was released in late June -
early July. Billy Cox has said that Jimi left and returned to Nashville
several times, this could have been one of those visits...
My 2008 video of Billy Cox in Nashville at Gibson
Billy Cox from the Jimi Hendrix "Band Of Gypsies" at the Gibson Summer
Jam 2008 at the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville Tennessee performing
"Red House" with guitar greats Johnny A and Jack Pearson, in June 2008