On September 9, 1969, Jimi sat down for a chat with Dick Cavett. He spoke of hating compliments; he found them embarrassing. Dick naturally followed up with "You're considered one of the best guitarists in the world..." to which Hendrix shyly dropped his head.
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They also spoke of his unorthodox rendition of the National Anthem and the hate mail that the studio could count on receiving.
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