The Last Gypsy Standing w/Billy Cox-Host Dr. Bob Hieronimus
The Last Gypsy Standing w/Billy Cox-Host Dr. Bob Hieronimus

Billy Cox is the last surviving member of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies and the original Experience Hendrix Tours.

He joins us to discuss his music “Old School Blue Blues” and “The Last Gypsy Standing” and Billy Cox’s New Band of Gypsys.

Legendary bassist and Musicians Hall of Fame inductee Billy Cox, is synonymous with almost any reference to Jimi Hendrix and Rock-n-Roll history.

From their army days, Billy would always have an extended friendship with Jimi Hendrix.

The kindred spirits would have a musical chemistry that was nurtured over the years as both performed regularly as sidemen for the most prominent blues and R&B acts of the day.

The bond between the two men would write a new chapter in music history.

After high school, Billy enlisted in the army and joined one of the army’s finest, the 101st Airborne Division.

It was here that Billy met and became friends with Jimi Hendrix.

The friendship lasted a lifetime and was cemented with the harmony and rhythm that flowed between them.

After being discharged from the army, Billy and Jimi played at the local night spots in the South and Mid-West.

They played the dives on the “chitlin circuit.” In later years, Billy and Jimi often joked that wherever they performed, each place had a hole in the wall.

The two finally settled in Nashville and formed The King Kasuals Band.

The group would include the original and later renowned Muscle Shoals horn section.

Hosted by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

Produced by Hieronimus & Co.

For 21st Century Radio®.

Edited version provided to Nightlight Radio with permission.