Vancouver radio deejay and TV personality Jack Webster interviews Jimi Hendrix’s paternal grandmother Nora in 1968.
At the very beginning of the interview, she describes seeing her grandson perform for the first time at the Vancouver Pacific Coliseum earlier that year.
It’s unfortunate that Webster steers the conversation in the direction of Hendrix’s drug use. I personally would have preferred to hear more of Mrs. Hendrix’s amusing take on the Vancouver concert.
“The way he was picking that guitar. I don’t see how he could stand all that noise.”
“I knew he was musical, but I didn’t know he had that much music in him.”
Mrs. Hendrix had a musical background herself, having spent her youth in a touring vaudeville troupe as a dancer. Years later, she co-founded the Vancouver branch of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She died in 1984 at the age of 100.