Spotlight on Devon Wilson (Part One) in Univibes #78 November 2022

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This article on Devon Wilson, a close girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix and famous so-called ‘super groupie’ in the 1960s, was researched in tandem with my forthcoming Hendrix radio show.

The first part appears in the November 2022 (#78) issue of Univibes magazine and covers the period of Devon’s life up to late 1968. The second and final part in issue #79 focuses on events from 1969 until her death in 1972 and, after decades of widely-held misinformation, clarifies the true circumstances of her passing.

Big thanks to those who very kindly gave up their time to speak to me for this project, as well as to Univibes Editor Caesar Glebbeek for his immeasurable help. Please visit for copies of the magazine and much more besides.

The introduction to Part One appears below.


Photos of Devon by Baron Wolman (1970)


Related links:

Spotlight on Devon Wilson (Part Two) in Univibes November 2023

Review of The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969 in The Wire January 2023