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January 11, 1967

Looking to get something new to market following their debut “Hey Joe,” Chas Chandler brought The Experience to DeLane Lea Studios in London to commence work on their next songs. This session included the basic track for “Purple Haze,” which was recorded in merely four hours. Additional recordings including “The Wind Cries Mary,” “51st Anniversary,” “The Wind Cries Mary” and “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp” were also completed.

Tape Log: Purple Haze // 51st Anniversary // Third Stone From The Sun // Fire // The Wind Cries Mary

1967 51st Anniversary De Lane Lea Studios January January 11 London Purple Haze Recording Studio Recordings The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp The Wind Cries Mary United Kingdom

March 17, 1967

The Experience’s second single “Purple Haze” b/w “51st Anniversary” was released by Track Records in the United Kingdom.
Track List: Purple Haze // 51st Anniversary

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January 29, 1968

The Experience fly to Paris for two shows with The Animals at the Olympia. Set 1: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Catfish Blues,” “Little Wing,” and “Purple Haze.” Set 2: “Killin’ Floor,” “Catfish Blues,” “Foxy Lady,” “Red House,” “Drivin’ South,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Fire,” “Little Wing,” and “Purple Haze.”

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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 24, 1968

Afterward the Canadian National Exhibition, the band jams with Robbie Robertson and members of The Hawkes at a local club. The Hawkes would later become The Band.

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February 24, 1968

The Experience fly to Toronto, Canada, where they play at the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) Coliseum Arena with Soft Machine, The Paupers, and Eire Apparent. Performed are: “Hey Joe,” “Foxey Lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Purple Haze,” “Red House,” and “Wild Thing.” The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed in concert at the CNE Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 24, 1968. Photo: © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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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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March 09, 1968

Supported by Soft Machine, The Experience play New York State University in Long Island, New York. Included in the evening’s performance are “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”

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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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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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October 05, 1968

Honolulu International Center Honolulu, Hawaii Sunshine Of Your Love Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Hey Joe I Don’t Live Today Foxey Lady Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze

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October 10, 1968

October 10, 1968 Winterland Ballroom San Francisco, California Two Shows 1st Show: Are You Experienced Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House Foxey Lady Like A Rolling Stone Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze 2nd Show: Tax Free Lover Man Sunshine Of Your Love Hear My Train A Comin’ Killing Floor Hey Joe Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze

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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 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 08, 1969

London, England Jimi grants an interview to Keith Altham that will be broadcast on the January 18 BBC Radio program Seen And Heard. Jimi then leaves to fly to Gothenburg, Sweden. Lorensberg Circus Gothenburg, Sweden Two Shows with Gin House Blues and Burning Red Ivanhoe 1st Show: Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Foxey Lady Sunshine Of Your Love I Don’t Live Today Hear My Train A Comin’ Spanish Castle Magic Purple Haze Star Spangled Banner

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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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April 26, 1969

Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, Ca. With Chicago, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: Tax Free Foxey Lady Red House Spanish Castle Magic Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze I Don’t Live Today Voodoo Child Sunshine Of Your Love An inspired set performed before a raucous, sold out house. “I Don’t Live Today”, originally mixed by Eddie Kramer in June of 1969 for a proposed live album, was issued as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set.

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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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June 08, 1969

Wally Heider Recording, Los Angeles, Ca. Studio 3, Mixing Eddie Kramer began mixing sessions for a proposed Experience live album. Among the work completed on this day are mixes and edits of “Star Spangled Banner” (San Diego 5/24/69), “Purple Haze” (San Diego 5/24/69), and “Little Wing” (Royal Albert Hall 2/24/69).

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January 01, 1970

Having just successfully completed two sold out performances at the Fillmore East, the previous night, the Band of Gypsys New Year’s Day performances were solidifying them as one of the most recognizable sounds in modern music. Just as with the two shows the preceding night Wally Heider and Eddie Kramer also recorded this performance. The results of which have been released as Band Of Gypsys (Experience Hendrix/Capitol Records, 93446-2) and Hendrix: Live At The Fillmore East (Experience Hendrix/MCA, MCAD2-1111931).

As the Band Of Gypsys hit the stage the crowd explodes into applause as the three neighborly musicians break into a barrage of musical attacks, bouncing melodic beats of musical affection off each other. The mesmerizing opening statements of the newly formed Band of Gypsys implanted a new brand of funky rock-inspired blues in the audience’s head.

“His playing is so loud, so fluid and so rife with electronic distortions that it resembles that of no other currently popular performer,” reported Mike Jahn for The New York Times (January 2, 1970). Lead guitarist Jimi Hendrix was once again joined on stage by bassist, Billy Cox and drummer, Buddy Miles for their new collaboration of roaming and experimental sounds.

The Band Of Gypsys first set featured performances of “Who Knows,” “Machine Gun,” “Changes,” “Power Of Soul,” “Stepping Stone,” “Foxey Lady,” “Stop,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Earth Blues,” and “Burning Desire.”

As Rolling Stones’ Loraine Alterman reported, “at the first show on New Year’s Day, the audience really let loose with cheers only on the old “Foxey Lady.” In all fairness, however, his second show reportedly went over much better especially when he and Miles sand a pleas for unity about how we’ve all got to live together, a song did together in a jam at the Newport ’69 festival in Los Angeles.

“In the end, though, Hendrix is a musician, not a contortionist or juggler. If the fans can forget the visual show and if Hendrix can come up with a new approach to material for a Band Of Gypsys, he’ll remain a heavy on the scene.”

After a brief intermission the Band Of Gypsys returned for a second set highlighted with “Stone Free,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Power Of Soul,” “Changes,” “Message To Love,” “Earth Blues,” “Machine Gun,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “We Gotta Live Together,” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe,” and “Purple Haze.”

Alfred Aronowitz of The New York Post interviews Hendrix for a piece in the January 2, 1970 edition. Inside Aronowitz explains Hendrix’s musical change saying, “Jimi had chosen the New Year, and as he put it, the new decade to unveil his new trio… What’s the reason for the change? ‘Earth, man, earth,’ Jimi said. With his old group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, the music has been too far out in space. ‘Now I want to bring it down to earth,’ Jimi said. ‘I want to get back to the blues, because that’s what I am.’ The new group has a new repertoire, but during his first set last night, Jimi was still waving his freak flag.

“There had been plans for Jimi to go back on tour with The Experience accompanied once again by Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass, but after the show Jimi had changed his mind. ‘With Mitch, maybe, but not with Noel, for sure.’ He said. ‘That’s another thing. This is more of a real thing. We’re trying to get it on its feet. We’re waiting for Stevie Winwood. If I can get ahold of him and he agrees to it, that’ll be another voice. We’ll have harmony for days.’ The name of Jimi’s new group, incidentally, is A Band Of Gypsys. ‘That’s what we are,’ said Buddy. ‘That’s what all musicians are, Gypsies.'”

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June 21, 1970

With support from Ballin’ Jack and Grin, The Experience perform “Machine Gun,” “Purple Haze,” and “Foxey Lady” at the outdoor venue. The show is reportedly cut short (roughly 45 minutes) due to dense fog that enveloped the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, CA.

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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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