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Elvira Recalls Tear Gas Attack That Led to Jimi Hendrix Kiss

Cassandra Peterson, a.k.a. “Elvira,” has lived an interesting life-that includes a kiss from Jimi Hendrix! In her recent memoir, Yours Cruelly, Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark recalled a tear gas attack that got her a kiss from the guitar legend.

After getting hit with a gas can at a 1968 festival, she and her friend were asked if they wanted to meet Hendrix. “Jimi scribbled a phone number on a scrap of paper and stuffed it into my hand,” she wrote. “‘Call me after the show,’ he said.

As he made his way to the door, he stopped, wrapped his arms around me and kissed me so sweet and slow that I thought I’d pass out.”

 



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