January 1, 2010


JIMI HENDRIX 11/27/42 – 9/18/70

“Once I let my Friend, Ann Tansey, Mercury records A+R director, stay in my New york apartment while I was on the west coast. I didn’t know she had invited her sometime boyfriend, Jimi Hendrix, to stay with her. When I arrived home, I found a nasty note from my neighbor, about my loud guitar playing. The note also said something about people going in and out of my apartment, by way of the fire escape.To this day I don’t know what really happened, but I do admit I was flattered, that he thought it was me playing the guitar!”

From my forthcoming book, “I Did It For A Song”
Copyright 2009 by Artie Wayne

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  1. Ken M. from OH Says:

    Artie…. I was a young musicians in NYC about 1970. One of the guys in my band was Velvert Turner, who was a friend of Jimi H. Velvert took us to meet Anne Tansey at Mercury Records, who became interested in trying get us a recording contract with Mercury. But then she disappeared. Do you have any idea what happened to her?

    • Peter Says:

      Do you mean Jimi Calvert? He was a friend of mine. I engineered at a small studio he’d lay tracks for

    • Jackie Wightman Says:

      Well this reply is quite late. I’m researching my late aunt Anne Tansey and she passed away in 1974. Can you tell me about her?

  2. Peter Says:

    Did you happen to live on Charles Street!? I knew Ann Tanzey briefly & think i saw them coming down the escape one time??, around 86 Charles???

    • Peter Says:

      I was a recording engineer when 3 webt to 4 tracks! I couldnt find your eBook and would love a copy. Vini Poncia was owner of my studio. Thanks for the memories 🙂

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