The event was recalled by Hendrix's former manager Tony Garland, who had aided in burning the guitar. "When I arrived there was a discussion about setting fire to his guitar," Contactmusic quoted him as saying. "So I went and got some lighter fuel and let them do what they wanted to do. "Jimi was sensational. I can still remember the way his hands moved across the strings. People can do the notes... it's how you play them, the individual," he added.