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February 14, 1968

The Experience perform at Regis College in Denver, Colorado. Soft Machine opens. Meanwhile, in London, Les Perrin accepts Hendrix’s Disc & Music Echo award for “Top World Musician.” The ceremony takes place at the “Valentine’s Night Ball” at the Empire Rooms on Tottenham Court Road.

1968 ceremony Colorado Denver Empire Rooms Events February February 14 les perrin accepts hendrix disc lond music echo award performance Regis College Soft Machine top world musician Tottenham Court Road Valentine’s Night Ball

September 01, 1968

The Experience travels to Denver, Colorado and performs a set at Red Rocks Park with support from Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine.

Colorado Denver Eire Apparent Live Red Rocks Park Soft Machine Vanilla Fudge

September 02, 1968

Hendrix is interviewed and filmed by a local Denver based DJ for an upcoming PBS show. Hendrix writes a poem entitled, “Letter to the Room Full Of Mirrors” while at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Denver. It was also at this time that Hendrix wrote to intricate design notes for the cover of the Electric Ladyland album

Denver interview Interviews Letter to the Room Full Of Mirrors

June 29, 1969

Denver Pop Festival, Denver, Co. Set List: Tax Free Hear My Train A Comin’ Fire Spanish Castle Magic Red House Foxey Lady Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze The Experience topped the bill at the 1969 Denver Pop Festival. The festival, staged at Mile High Stadium, boasted a stellar lineup which also included Johnny Winter, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Poco, Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, Iron Butterfly, Tim Buckley, and Big Mama Thornton. An inspired set by the Experience was marred by a riot following the group’s performance. Police officers began firing tear gas at the audience while Eric Barrett, a roadie for the Experience, rushed the band off stage and into the back of their rented equipment truck. Fans climbed all over the vehicle, nearly buckling the roof before the Barrett and the road crew could whisk the group away. The Denver Pop Festival would prove to be the last performance by the original Jimi Hendrix Experience. Immediately afterwards, Noel Redding elected to leave the group and returned to London. Redding cited Hendrix’s stated desire to expand the group without consulting him as one of the factors influencing his decision.

Denver Denver Pop Festival Events Experience Noel Redding pop festival Set List

June 23, 1970

The Experience perform at Mammoth Gardens in Denver, CO.

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