Famous Lotus Elan Owners: Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix is widely considered to be one of the most influential electric guitarists of popular music. What we care about at LotusElan.net is the great photos he took with the Lotus Elan. And…. Well…. um…. actually the Lotus Elan S3 fixed head coupe belonged to Jimi Hendrix’s bassist Noel Redding. Noel Redding is the person standing on the left side of the car.
Jimi Hendrix did not own a Lotus Elan, but did take a great photograph with one. Jimi had a limited mainstream music career of only 4 years. Jimi is recognized for developing the technique of using guitar amplifier feedback and incorporating it into the music.
Noel Redding was an English rock bassists best known for his work on The Jimi Hendrix Experience. With his purchase of a Lotus Elan, he is much more famous on LotusElan.net. Noel Redding was born in Folkestone, Kent. Noel played in several bands, Fat Mattress, Road and the Noel Redding Band. His most famous work was part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Noel Redding passed away in 2003 while living in Cork, Ireland.
If you own a Lotus Elan FHC with a previous owner of N. Redding from Ireland, then you own the famous Jimi Hendrix car. Take a look. You never know.