"Jimi Hendrix came in July 1969, and spent 11 days in Essaouira.
He arrived in Casablanca, with a scheduled flight from Paris,
accompanied by two friends.He rented a limousine to leave the
airport and stayed in 3 different hotels, including "Hotel
des Iles" in Essaouira . He never tasted the cuisine of
"Chez Sam", as the restaurant did not exist in 1969. He
has not ever wanted to buy the village of Diabet, since there
would never be gone .. . And the song "Castles Made Of
Sand" was released in 1967, two years before he arrived
in the city of trade winds."
There is a story about Jimi Hendrix that he tried to buy the village of Diabet:
"... Jimy Hendrix, famous American psychedelic rock guitarist, wanted to buy the village of Diabet which is south of the city. The governor objected wisely, but the musician nevertheless bought the ruined palace of the sultan. This home soon turned into a hideaway for hippies from all over. Jimy stayed there maybe once or twice, but never long. Finally, as a result of several drug-related murders, the police intervene and disperse Jimy Hendrix's followers to other cities in other countries. Today, the Hendrix castle, invaded by the dunes and buried under the scrub ... " Source: http://www.darnna.com/phorum/read.php?2,153092,161063