London: Former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney paid tribute to late Jimi Hendrix as he opened at the Isle of Wight festival.
Macca said that he was more than happy to know that the rocker was a big fan of The Beatles.
The star entertained the audience with stories of his heyday with the Fab Four.
During one short note, he told the audience about his little-known friendship with Hendrix in the 1960s.
“I was really lucky to know Jimi and hang out with him a little bit in the 60s, he was a great guy,” the Daily Express quoted McCartney as telling fans.
“The biggest tribute we had from him was we released 1967 album Sgt. Pepper on Friday and then I went to see him on the Sunday and he learned it; how cool was that for me? Very cool,” he exclaimed.
McCartney also played part of Hendrix’s track ‘Purple Haze’ during his massive 27-song set, which included hits such as ‘Let It Be’, ‘Live And Let Die’ and ‘Hey Jude’.