According to his then girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham 's, account, he wrote the lyrics after an argument with her, using "Mary" Etchingham's middle name. Billy CoxHendrix's long-time friend and later bassist, has noted Curtis Mayfield 's influence on the song. Hendrix producer Chas Chandler commented on the recording:.
That was recorded at the tail end of the session for "Fire". We had about twenty minutes or so left. I suggested we cut a demo of "The Wind Cries Mary". Mitch Mitchell [drummer] and Noel Redding [bassist] hadn't heard it, so they were going about it without a rehearsal. They played it once through [and Hendrix then suggested overdubs]. In all he put on four or five more overdubs, but the whole things was done in twenty minutes. That was our third single.
Hendrix often performed the song live in and Stages also includes a recording from a Stockholm concert. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jimi Hendrix: Musician. San Francisco: Backbeat Books. BBC News. Retrieved December 30, London Evening Standard. Cowles Book. Ultimate Hendrix. New York City: Backbeat Books. Official Charts. Retrieved September 22, Rolling Stone Jimi Hendrix singles discography.
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