Yes and vice versa. When Jimi Hendrix arrived in England in September 1966, he specifically wanted to meet Eric Clapton as he enjoyed his guitar-playing. They immediately hit it off and became friends.
Clapton remarked at the time that he was quite impressed with Hendrix’s playing, at a nightclub in London.
There aren’t many photos of them together but they kept in touch with one another. Eric Clapton said that the passing of Jimi Hendrix devastated him.
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