Tuesday, 13 May 2003

Legendary bassist Noel Redding dies

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Noel Redding (pictured above, bottom left), bass guitarist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience has died in Ireland at the age of 57.

The news was announced by Noel's partner Deborah McNaughton. She writes at the Track Records website "I am very shocked to learn of my partner's death. Noel was extremely gentle and gracious soul. He had a kind of chivalry and nobility about him and he was kind to everyone bar none, people and animals alike".

Noel Redding was born December 25, 1945. He joined The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966 and played on classics such as 'Hey Joe'. 'Foxy Lady' and 'Highway Chile'.

After leaving the band I 1969 he moved back to Cork, Ireland where he bought a house from his Experience earnings but royalties from his work with the band dried up in 1974 when he said he was forced to sign over his future royalties for $16,000. Redding had been fighting these last few years to
take the Hendrix Estate to court of back royalties and the case was looming.

At this stage details of the cause of death have not been released.

Same story, as reported on BBC website

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