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Jimi w Leonard Nimoy

[Autographed by Jimi and Noel Redding, to Chuck Dunaway]:

Noel Redding, left, Leonard Nimoy, center, deejay Chuck Dunaway and Jimi Hendrix, second from right, in Ohio not long before the guitar hero’s death in September 1970.


This is about the meeting between the great Yiddishist, Leonard Nimoy aka Spock and the Master of the Stratocaster, Yiddel Mitt'n Fiedel aka Jimi Hendrix.


I've had this pic in my collection for some time, given to me by ace Hendrix historian David Pearcy. It chronicles a meeting in Cleveland on March 26th, 1968. The night before Jimi was already in town and played at Otto's Grotto jamming with local band Good Earth. The Experience played two shows on the night of the 26th, and Leonard Nimoy was in attendance. Later on, they met at the club and talked for hours. They even continued on to Jimi's hotel room and talked again until 2 or 3 a.m.


The man who put these two giants together was Cleveland radio veteran Chuck Dunaway. I first featured this and related pics in the Guitar World SPECIAL COLLECTORS EDITION HENDRIX LIVES! March, 1988, P. 82.


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Interestingly enough, on the same page, there are two more pics which relate to the "Jimi and Leonard Nimoy" post of last month. It details two photos, credited to "George Shuba/Commerce Studio" that fill in the blanks on Jimi's historic meeting with Spock March 26, 1968 at Cleveland Radio Station WKYC on a visit to deejay Chuck Dunaway (Guitar World incorrectly named him Chuck Knapp). Curiously, the Leonard Nimoy story in my earlier post was about WKYC personality Chuck Dunaway:


Jimi Hendrix & Leonard Nimoy

Photo credited to "George Shuba/Commerce Studio" ... Jimi's historic meeting with Spock March 26, 1968 at Cleveland Radio Station WKYC on a visit to deejay Chuck Dunaway.


I got my copy from Hendrix collector David Pearcy.

Please see my earlier post:



Doctor Noe's Gadget: Jimi Hendrix and Leonard Nimoy with Chuck Dunaway


Followed by this one


Doctor Noe's Gadget: More on Jimi Hendrix' meeting with Leonard Nimoy


Your comments will set the record straight!


Noë Gold

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