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January 07, 1968

The Experience performs two shows at Konserthall in Copenhagen. One of the two sets is comprised of: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Catfish Blues,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Purple Haze,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” and “Wild Thing.” Hendrix is interviewed by Claes Hanning for a January 8 Expressen piece.

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February 01, 1968

The Experience fly to San Francisco to play two shows at the Fillmore Auditorium. The supporting cast includes Albert King, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Soft Machine. The Experience’s first set includes “Red House,” “Purple Haze,” “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” and “The Wind Cries Mary.”

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February 16, 1968

The Experience, along with Soft Machine, The Moving Sidewalks, and The Chessmen, play the State Fair Music Hall in Dallas, Texas. The set includes: “Are You Experienced?” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Tax Free,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House,” and “Purple Haze.”

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February 17, 1968

The Experience, Soft Machine, The Moving Sidewalks, and Neal Ford & the Fanatics perform at Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas. The Experience play: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Fire,” “Catfish Blues,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.” Later, Hendrix jams backstage with Billy Gibbons, guitarist for The Moving Sidewalks, and trades guitars with him. Gibbons gives Hendrix a left-handed 1957 Stratocaster and Hendrix gives Gibbons a pink Strat. (Gibbons, who later joined ZZ Top, reportedly still owns the pink guitar.)

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February 25, 1968

The Experience fly to Chicago, where they play two shows at the Chicago Civic Opera House with Soft Machine. The set includes: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Hey Joe,” “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window,” “Manic Depression,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” and “Purple Haze.”

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April 12, 1968

Smash Hits is released in the United Kingdom (Track, 613 400). The album includes: “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Can You See Me,” “51st Anniversary,” “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free,” “The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice,” “Manic Depression,” “Highway Chile,” “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp,” and “Foxy Lady.”

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May 18, 1968

Supported by the Mothers of Invention, Arthur Brown, Blue Cheer and John Lee Hooker, The Experience perform two shows at the Miami Pop Festival in Hallendale, Florida. Among the songs performed during the second show include “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” and “Purple Haze.” Eddie Kramer was flown down to Miami to record the group’s performance for posterity. Although recordings were made, the second day’s cancellation threw the promoters into bankruptcy. Both audio and film footage (ABC-TV) of the event was seized, their whereabouts remain a mystery.

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August 02, 1968

A 40-minute set by the Experience is performed at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas. Their set includes performances of “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Red House,” and “Tax Free” among others. Hendrix closes the set with a destructive sequence has him destroying his Stratocaster and smashing several amps on stage.

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August 11, 1968

Performing a 45-minute set at the Colonial Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa, the Experience play “Are You Experienced?” “Lover Man,” “Tax Free,” “Foxey Lady,” “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” and “Fire.”

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October 11, 1968

Winterland Ballroom San Francisco, California Two Shows 1st Show: Are You Experienced Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House Foxey Lady Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze 2nd Show: Tax Free Spanish Castle Magic Like A Rolling Stone Lover Man Hey Joe Fire Foxey Lady Manic Depression Sunshine Of Your Love Purple Haze

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October 11, 1968

Virgil Gonsalez joined the Experience during this evening’s first show, adding flute to an extended rendition of “Are You Experienced”. During the second show, Herbie Rich sat in with the group on organ during “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Lover Man,” “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” and “Foxey Lady.”

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October 12, 1968

Winterland Ballroom San Francisco, California Two Shows 1st Show: Fire Lover Man Like A Rolling Stone Foxey Lady Tax Free Hey Joe Purple Haze Wild Thing 2nd Show: Foxey Lady Manic Depression Sunshine Of Your Love Little Wing Spanish Castle Magic Red House Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze

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November 02, 1968

Minneapolis Auditorium Minneapolis, Minnesota Fire Are You Experienced Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House Foxey Lady Little Wing Spanish Castle Magic Sunshine Of Your Love Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze

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November 03, 1968

November 3, 1968 Kiel Auditorium St. Louis, Missouri Rock Me Baby Foxey Lady Fire Hey Joe Tax Free Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze

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November 16, 1968

Boston Garden Boston, Massachusetts I Don’t Live Today Hey Joe Fire Spanish Castle Magic Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House Foxey Lady Purple Haze

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November 27, 1968

Rhode Island Arena Providence, Rhode Island Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Fire Hey Joe I Don’t Live Today Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House Sunshine Of Your Love Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Wild Thing

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November 28, 1968

November 28, 1968 Philharmonic Hall New York, N.Y. Two Shows 1st Show: Fire I Don’t Live Today Hear My Train A Comin’ Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Red House Sunshine Of Your Love Purple Haze

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December 01, 1968

Coliseum, Chicago, Illinois Killing Floor I Don’t Live Today Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Red House Sunshine Of Your Love Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Fire Purple Haze

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January 09, 1969

January 9, 1969 Konserthuset Stockholm, Sweden Two Shows with Jethro Tull That afternoon, Jimi grants an interview to Ulla Lundstrom. He also takes part in a press reception attended by writers from Aftonbladet, Expressen, Bildjournalen, and Dagens Nyheter. Prior to his concert, Jimi spoke with Lennart Wretlind and excerpts were later featured as part of the January 12 radio program Pop 68 Special. 1st Show: Killing Floor Spanish Castle Magic Fire Hey Joe Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House Sunshine Of Your Love 2nd Show: I Don’t Live Today Spanish Castle Magic Hey Joe Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Sunshine Of Your Love Red House Fire Purple Haze Star Spangled Banner The first of these two performances was videotaped for SVT Swedish Television. “Sunshine Of Your Love” and “Red House” were featured as part of the 2001 video release Experience.

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April 12, 1969

Spectrum, Philadelphia With Fat Mattress Set List: Fire Red House Foxey Lady I Don’t Live Today Hear My Train A Comin’ Stone Free Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Jimi Hendrix leads The Experience through a rousing performance at the Philadelphia Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 12, 1969. Photo: Chris Jones / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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May 03, 1969

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada With Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: Fire Hear My Train A Comin’ Spanish Castle Magic Red House Foxey Lady Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) The Experience fly to Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario and arrive at 9:30 a.m.. While checking through Canada Customs, one of the bags Hendrix offers to be searched contains what is believed to be an illicit substance. Hendrix is arrested and taken to Police Headquarters in downtown Toronto. He is later released on a $10,000 cash bail and required at a court appearance on May 5. After his release, The Experience book into the Four Seasons Hotel and then head directly to Maple Leaf Gardens where they prepare for an evening performance. Jimi opened his show with greeting, “We want you to forget about today, about yesterday, and about tomorrow. Tonight we’re gonna create a whole new world,” The guitarist then launched into an incendiary rendition of “Fire.” Ritchie Yorke, who reviewed the performance for the May 4 issue of The Globe And Mail, was moved to write, “his guitar became the voice of the Rave New World. It screamed, hissed, and shrieked with the ferocity of a thousand dentist drills plunged into a single tooth.” The evening’s performance also featured a superb version of “Spanish Castle Magic”, complete with touches of both “Third Stone From The Sun” and “Little Miss Lover” interwoven within the song’s extended instrumental break. Jimi also performed a rare, fascinating early live version of “Room Full Of Mirrors”.

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May 04, 1969

War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York With Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: [partial] Fire I Don’t Live Today Stone Free Foxey Lady The Experience traveled from Toronto to Syracuse, New York. They secured lodging at the Randolph House Hotel before their performance that evening at the Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium.

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November 14, 1969

Track Records in the United Kingdom release The Experience’s latest single, “Fire” b/w “The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp” (Track Records, 604 033). Although intended as a re-entry into the singles market by carrying the title along the coattails of success found in Are You Experienced, the latest offering sparked little public interest. In West Germany, Polydor releases an eastern counterpart of the same pairing (Polydor, 59375).

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July 26, 1970

Hendrix makes a return visit back to hometown of Seattle, Washington where he is met at the airport by a large gathering of friends and family. Over the next couple of days Jimi spends considerable time with members of his family. Although hampered by rain, The Experience’s performance at the outdoor Sicks’ Stadium featured “Fire,” “Message To Love,” “Lover Man,” “Machine Gun,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “Purple Haze,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Midnight Lightning,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun),” “Freedom,” “Red House,” and “Foxey Lady.” Tonight’s performance included support from Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys and Rube Tuben & The Rhondonnas. Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage during his final hometown performance at the outdoor Sicks’ Stadium in Seattle, Washington on July 26, 1970. Photo: Karen Hooper / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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