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January 15, 1968

The second Experience album, Axis: Bold As Love, (Reprise Records, RS 6281) is released in America.

Axis: Bold As Love Bold As Love Experience Releases Reprise Records

February 03, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are joined by Albert King, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Soft Machine for two shows at Winterland. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Fire Hey Joe Foxey Lady The Wind Cries Mary Killing Floor Little Wing Purple Haze Rock Me Baby Red House Like A Rolling Stone

Albert King Experience John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live Soft Machine

February 04, 1968

The Experience play the same venue as the previous two nights, but Big Brother and the Holding Company replace Soft Machine.

Big Brother Experience Holding Company Live

March 27, 1968

March 27, 1968 Jimi Hendrix Experience is the wildest thing here – Jane Scott “And now “Wild Thing!'” announced Jimi Hendrix. Then the wildness began last night at Public Music Hall. The tall, stove-pipe slim singer in the rainbow-hued jacket and big black hat started making love to his white guitar. He played it with his teeth. He knelt in front of it. He tore off the strings. And he tossed it behind him. “What an experience!” said Chris Bernard, 16, of Rocky River High. “Wow! This was the ultimate!” “GREATEST thing I’ve seen,” said Denny Marek, player with the local Lost Souls group. “After this Motown is dead.” Some thought it was too great. Police pushed four or five boys off the stage. “They swung at me, but I got it,” exulted John Paulisin, 15, Cathedral Latin School, holding up a guitar string. This was Jimi Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell and guitarist Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and it was an experience that many will never forget. WOULD YOU believe a Seattle-born Negro who had to go to England to make it? A left-hander who plays a right-handed Fender guitar backwards? Hendrix is the hottest musical property since the Monkees. He was voted top pop musician in the world in England’s Melody Maker’s Poll last year. “Freakin” funky,” Hendrix described his music yesterday afternoon. At 8:15 p.m. WKYC’s emcee, Chuck Dunaway, stopped the show to ask teens to look under their seats. Three threatening phone calls had been received, but were proved to be a hoax. Hendrix received $18,000 for the two shows but will leave a reported $8,000 here. He bought a blue Corvette with all the trimmings at Blaushild’s Chevrolet earlier yesterday.

Experience Jimi Hendrix Media

May 03, 1968

Experience publicist, Michael Goldstein arranged for ABC-TV to record the group’s studio work today for a proposed news feature. Although the 16mm film recordings captured the Experience recording “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” at the Record Plant, no records indicate if the footage was ever used. Unfortunately, this footage, along with the recordings for the Experience’s May 10 show at Fillmore East and May 18 show at the Miami Pop Festival were all stolen from the ABC-TV archives sometime after Hendrix’s death in 1970. Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell are invited to jam with Joe Tex and his band at the Town Hall in New York City.

Experience Media Michael Goldstein Mitch Mitchel Record Plant Voodoo Child

July 31, 1968

With the Experience missing their flight to Shreveport, Louisiana they are forced to travel to their next venue by car. The group performs later that night at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport.

Experience Live municipal auditorium Shreveport

August 19, 1968

The new Jimi Hendrix film, “Experience” (aka “See My Music Talking”) by Peter Neal is shown at London’s National Film Theatre as part of a British festival of short films. The film includes a 12-string guitar solo of Hendrix performing “Hear My Train A Comin’.”

British festival Experience film Jimi Hendrix National Film Theater Peter Neal Releases

February 24, 1969

Royal Albert Hall London, England With Fat Mattress, Van Der Graaf Generator, and Soft Machine Lover Man Stone Free Hear My Train A Comin’ I Don’t Live Today Red House Foxey Lady Sunshine Of Your Love Bleeding Heart Fire Little Wing Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Room Full Of Mirrors Purple Haze Wild Thing Star Spangled Banner One of the greatest Experience concerts, both “Little Wing” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” were featured as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set. Later that evening, Jimi returned to the Speakeasy and jammed with Alan Price, Dave Mason, and Jim Capaldi.

Events Experience Little Wing Voodoo Child

March 12, 1969

Alan Smith of New Musical Express interviews the Experience at Hendrix’s Brook Street flat. The interview appears in the April 19 issue of the paper. The Experience would also grant an interview to Ray Coleman for the March 22 issue of Disc & Music.

Alan Smith Experience Interviews

May 09, 1969

Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina With Chicago Transit Authority Set List: [partial] Johnny B. Goode Fire Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Red House Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Next on the tour itinerary is Charlotte, North Carolina. The Experience book accommodations at the Red Carpet Inn on 615 E. Morehead Street. Once settled at the hotel, Hendrix is interviewed by Ronnie Parsons and Gary Rice for The Inquisition #3.

Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum Events Experience North Carolina With Chicago Transit Authority

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

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