The Fact Is…6/25
The Fact Is...
The Jimi Hendrix Experience picked its drummer by flipping a coin.
'Tis true! Outside of Jimi Hendrix, the band had bassist and singer Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. Mitchell tried out for the trio in 1966 and beat out a ton of other talented drummers. It actually came down to Mitchell and Aynsley Dunbar. So, the Hendrix and Redding flipped a coin and Mitchell won.
Mitchell was named the 23rd greatest drummer of all time by Rolling Stone.
**AND that's the rest of the story.