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January 01, 1968

The Experience are interviewed at the BBC Broadcasting House on Portland Place in London.

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January 02, 1968

Hendrix jams with Al Sykes and John Mayall at Klooks Kleek in the Railway Hotel in Hampstead.

Al Sykes John Mayall Klooks Kleek Live Railway Hotel

January 03, 1968

The band flies to Gothenburg, Sweden. Gosta Hansson interviews Hendrix for Goteborgs-Tidningen. The interview is published the following day. The Experience visit the Klubb Karl in Gothenburg.

Gosta Hansson Gothenburg interview Interviews oteborgs-Tidningen Sweden the experience

January 04, 1968

In the early morning hours, Hendrix reportedly becomes angry when fans try to get into his room at the Hotel Opalen. Police in Gothenberg arrest him for smashing a plate glass window. He is taken to a local hospital, where he receives stitches in his right hand. That night, the group plays at Lorensbergs Cirkus in Gothenburg. Mecki Mark Men and Baby Grandmothers are also on the bill. The first show set list is comprised of: “Foxy Lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Come On (Part One),” and “Purple Haze.” For the second show, the band plays: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxy Lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Catfish Blues,” and “Purple Haze.” Oscar Hedlund interviews Jimi Hendrix and Gerry Stickells for Dagens Nyheter. The interview is published the following day.

Baby Grandmothers Gothenburg Jan 4 1968 Live Lorensbergs Cirkus Mecki Mark Men

January 05, 1968

Hendrix is interviewed for a January 6 Expressen story. Along with Mecki Mark Men and Baby Grandmothers, The Experience play the Sportshallen. Because of a sore throat, the band plays for only 35 minutes.

Baby Grandmothers Expressen interview Interviews Mecki Mark Men Sportshallen

January 06, 1968

The band flies to Copenhagen, where they are recorded for TV and interviewed by Carsten Grolin for Ekstra Bladet. The interview is published January 8.

Carsten Grolin Copenhagen Ekstra Bladet interview Interviews

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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January 08, 1968

The Experience fly to Stockholm for two shows at Stora Salen, Konserthuset. Mecki Mark Men and Baby Grandmothers open. During the first show, the band plays: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “EXP,” “Up From The Skies,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Foxy Lady,” “Little Wing,” “Fire,” “Catfish Blues,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” and “Purple Haze.” Christian Stafstrom interviews Hendrix for an Aftonbladet story published January 9, and by Leif H. Andersson for “Pop 68 Special,” a Swedish radio program broadcast on January 14. The band returns to Gothenburg so that Hendrix can attend his court appearance.

Konserthuset Live Mecki Mark Men and Baby Grandmothers Stora Salen

January 10, 1968

Hendrix checks in at Gothenburg police headquarters. He must report there every day until January 15.

Gothenburg Hendrix Personal police

January 11, 1968

Hendrix is interviewed for a January 12 Expressen story.

Expressen interview Interviews

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

January 16, 1968

Magistrate Gunnel Ohslund presides over Hendrix’s hearing at Gothenburg Municipal Court. Hendrix is found guilty of causing damage to the hotel room and fined 8,918 Swedish kronar.

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January 17, 1968

Chas Chandler accompanies Hendrix on a flight from Gothenburg to London.

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January 19, 1968

Jimi Hendrix attends a party at the Apple offices on Saville Row, where he is interviewed for the London Herald. The party is held to celebrate Apple’s signing of The Grapefruit. Members of the Beatles, Brian Jones and Kathy Etchingham also attend.

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January 20, 1968

The band is photographed for Top Pop magazine. Under the direction of Paul McCartney, Hendrix records tracks for the self-titled, McGough and McGear (EMI Parlophone, PCS 7047, 1968) album at DeLane Lea Studios.

Jimi Hendrix Experience McGough and McGear Paul McCartney photograph Recording Top Pop magazine

January 21, 1968

The Experience returns to Olympic Studios to record “All Along The Watchtower,” which features Dave Mason on 12-string acoustic guitar and Brian Jones on percussion. The session started with Jones contributing on piano, but these recordings were not released.

All Along The Watchtower Brian Jones Dave Mason Olympic Studios Recording the experience

January 22, 1968

Jimi joins Sam Gopal’s Dream on the stage at The Speakeasy.

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January 23, 1968

Richard Robinson interviews Hendrix and Noel Redding for Hullabaloo at the Upper Berkeley Street flat. The interview is published in May.

Hullabaloo interview Interviews Noel Redding Richard Robinson Upper Berkeley Street

January 25, 1968

The Experience rehearse at Middle Earth in Covent Garden.

Band Covent Garden Middle Earth rehearse the experience

January 26, 1968

The band records “Tax Free” and “Little One” at Olympic Studios.

Little One Olympic Studios Recording tax free

January 27, 1968

Hendrix is interviewed by Hugh Nolan for a February 17 Disc & Music Echo feature. Hendrix wins the publication’s award for “Top World Musician.”

Disc & Music Echo Hugh Nolan interview Interviews

January 28, 1968

“Mushy Name” and “Tax Free” are recorded at Olympic Studios.

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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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January 30, 1968

The Experience fly to New York, where they hold a news conference at the Pan Am Building’s Copter Club. Hendrix is interviewed by Jay Ruby for Jazz and Pop (July 1968); Michael Rosenbaum for Crawdaddy (May 1968); Don Paulsen for Hit Parader (July 1968); Al Aronowitz for the New York Post (February 2); and Life magazine (April 1).

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