On this day Dec. 8th 1969. Jimi Hendrix was on trial in a Canadian Court on possession of drugs charges! Under oath, he told the jury he had only smoked pot twice, snorted coke three times and had taken LSD no more than five times. Jimi went on to swear he was thru with drugs, no longer needed them because he had outgrown their affects! And here’s the best part, The Canadian Court found Jimi NOT GUITY on all charges.
Rumor has it that Jimi went on to further test the aforementioned substances just to confirm he had told the Jury the truth!
Whaddya think about that?
And, as in Jimmy Hendrix fashion, Hendrix entered wearing a pink shirt open to the waist, an Apache-style headband, a multi-colored scarf around his neck, and beads. His manner was dead serious. His admirers filled the courtroom and the the only light note in any of this has to do with the head of the judge who heard Hendrix’ case. It was topped by an English-style 17th-century powdered wig.
Hey Jules….THIS IS SOOOOO GREAT!
Your story makes it sound more like a Kangaroo Court, rather than a Canadian Court!…
To be honest Jimi’s Canadian Court appearance was fairly well known. BUT, we’ve never heard the incredible detail you posted…..
Wow, it’s refreshing to see that at least the Canadians had a great sense of humor! We love the image of the judge in the 17th century powdered wig!…….Hilarious
Thanx Jules for bringing such humor detail and color to a story that could have turned out way differently if it had happened in the U.S.A.