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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.
Larry Coryell (playing 12-string guitar) joins Noel Redding, at this early morning session at the Record Plant for the recording of his self-penned number, “Little, Little Girl.” A rough mix of the recording was also produced during the session. Later, Hendrix and Kramer prepare rough mixes of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and “House Burning Down.”
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
1968 Are You Experienced California Fire Foxey Lady hey joe like a rolling stone Live lover man manic depression October 11 Purple Haze Red House San Francisco Slight Return spanish castle magic Star Spangled Banner sunshine of your love tax free Voodoo Child Winterland Ballroom
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
1968 California Fire Foxey Lady hey joe like a rolling stone Little Wing Live lover man manic depression October 12 Purple Haze Red House San Francisco Slight Return spanish castle magic Star Spangled Banner sunshine of your love tax free Voodoo Child Wild Thing Winterland Ballroom
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
1968 Are You Experienced Fire Foxey Lady Little Wing Live Minneapolis Minneapolis Auditorium Minnesota November 2 Purple Haze Red House Slight Return spanish castle magic Star Spangled Banner sunshine of your love Voodoo Child
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
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
1968 Fire Foxey Lady hey joe i don't live today Live November 27 Providence Purple Haze Red House Rhode Island Rhode Island Arena sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band Slight Return spanish castle magic Star Spangled Banner sunshine of your love Voodoo Child Wild Thing
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
Chris Welch interviews Hendrix for the January 11th edition of the UK music publication Melody Maker. He also grants an interview to Tony Norman for the January edition of Top Pops magazine. Studio 4, BBC Television Center, London, England Happening For Lulu Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Hey Joe Sunshine Of Your Love Jimi gave one of his most memorable performances on this day. He performed “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and an unforgettable medley of “Hey Joe” and Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love”. Partway through “Hey Joe”, Hendrix came to a stop and launched into “Sunshine Of Your Love,” dedicating the soon to the recently disbanded Cream. In 1998, this performance was included in its entirety as part of the double CD BBC Sessions.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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”.
Fillmore East, New York Two Shows Dawn had arisen over Manhattan by the time the group finally left the venue in the early morning hours of January 1. Incredibly, they returned later on this evening to perform two additional concerts. With the hoopla of the New Year’s Eve festivities behind him, Hendrix centered his attention on realizing a live album from the remaining two performances. Desperate to absolve himself of the bitter legalities, which had hounded him since his return to the United States in June 1967, Hendrix rallied and gave two of the finest performances of his storied career. As the Fillmore audience roared with approval, the Band Of Gypsys left the stage confident that they had validated Jimi’s new music before his loyal followers. “We felt the concerts went well,” remembers Billy Cox. “We felt good doing them and Jimi did all of his powerful techniques he could think of. Then one show he just stayed there and got into it so heavy it was incredible. There were people in the audience with their mouths open.” “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. Secure in his standing, Hendrix was comfortable with the Fillmore crowd. During the fourth and final Fillmore concert, the guitarist made light of the group’s limited repertoire immediately prior to the start of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”. On another occasion earlier that evening, he even offered his congratulations to the victorious USC Trojans, winners of the Rose Bowl that afternoon. “Jimi enjoyed doing those shows,” explains Billy Cox. “He was enjoying himself because he had complete freedom and freedom is a joyous thing when you’ve got it. We didn’t have any worries about what we could or couldn’t do. These were our first shows. We were pretty rebellious at that age. I guess that’s why we played the music so loud. He didn’t have any restrictions and that is a lot of freedom. You can hear that on every song we played. After the shows were finished, Jimi was quite relieved. He had fulfilled his obligation and was getting this whole [situation] off his back.”
Record Plant, New York Studio Recording Work continued on the mixing of “Izabella” before Hendrix and engineer Bob Hughes crafted what was deemed the master. This mix, coupled with “Stepping Stone”, would later be issued by Reprise as a single in April 1970. The track can now be heard as part of the Voodoo Child: The Jimi Hendrix compilation. With “Izabella” deemed complete, Hendrix began work on mixes of “Sky Blues Today” [“Stepping Stone”].