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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 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 consists of: “Red House,” “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,” “Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire,” and “The Wind Cries Mary.”

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February 02, 1968

February 2, 1968 Noel Redding completes an interview for the In Sound radio program. The program is hosted by Harry Harrison. The band remains in San Francisco but moves from the Fillmore East to perform two shows at the Winterland Ballroom.

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February 02, 1968

Noel Redding completes an interview for the In Sound radio program. The program is hosted by Harry Harrison. The band remains in San Francisco but moves from the Fillmore East to perform two shows at the Winterland Ballroom.

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February 02, 1968

The band, along with the same performers who accompanied them the previous night, plays two shows at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

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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

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February 04, 1968

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

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February 05, 1968

Soft Machine rejoins The Experience for a show at Arizona State University in Tempe. Hendrix is interviewed by Dave Gurzenski for the Arizona State Press. The interview is published February 7. Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage while performing at the Sun Devil’s Gym at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona on February 5, 1968. Photo: © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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February 06, 1968

The Experience and Soft Machine perform at the VIP Club in Tucson. The Sunday Mirror conducts a phone interview with Hendrix, which is published February 11.

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February 08, 1968

The band plays at Sacramento State College, supported by Soft Machine and The Creators. A light show by Simultaneous Avalanche is also part of the show. Karen Vitlip interviews The Experience for The Sacramento Union (February 10), and Debbie Smith interviews them for Teenset (July 1968). The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed on stage during their February 8, 1968 performance at Sacramento State College in Sacramento, California. Photo: Jeffrey Hughson / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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February 09, 1968

The Experience arrive in Los Angeles for two shows at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Animals, Eire Apparent and Soft Machine are also on the bill. During the second show, Hendrix blows an amp and plays only four songs, among them “Catfish Blues” and “Purple Haze.”

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February 09, 1968

Radio spot promoting The Experience’s February 9, 1968 concert in Anaheim, CA,

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February 10, 1968

After a sound check, the Experience jam with Buddy Miles, Harvey Brooks and David Crosby at the Shrine Auditorium. They play a show at the Shrine later that night, accompanied by Soft Machine, Blue Cheer and The Electric Flag. The set is comprised of: “Are You Experienced?” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Up From The Skies,” “Red House,” “Wild Thing,” and “Purple Haze.” Peter Tork attends the show and afterward hosts a party at his home in Laurel Canyon. The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on February 10, 1968. Photo: Chuck Boyd / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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February 11, 1968

The band travels north to Santa Barbara, where they play at Robertson Gym with Soft Machine and East Side Kids. Bob White interviews Hendrix for the Argo, Santa Barbara. The story is published in March.

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February 12, 1968

The Experience fly to Seattle, Washington, Hendrix’s hometown. A press reception is held at the home of Hendrix’s father Al.

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February 12, 1968

The band plays at the Center Arena, supported by Soft Machine. Afterwards, Hendrix returns to his father’s home to spend the evening with family and friends, while Mitch and Noel spend the night at the Olympic Hotel.

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February 13, 1968

The Experience fly to Los Angeles for a performance at the Ackerman Ballroom at the University of California, Los Angeles. According to Redding, during the performance, the crowd rushes the stage. Mitch Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, and Noel Redding are photographed backstage prior to their February 13, 1968 performance at the Ackerman Ballroom at UCLA. Photo: Chuck Boyd / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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February 13, 1968

Hendrix plans to play at Garfield High School, but his equipment wasn’t available so he instead gives a short speech and answers a few questions. Afterwards, Jimi receives a ceremonial key to the City of Seattle.

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February 13, 1968

Jimi Hendrix records a series of songs at Sound Center Studios (247 West 46th Street) in New York City. Recordings on this date include “My Friend” which features Ken Pine (12-string), Paul Caruso (harmonica), Jimmy Mayes (drums) and Stephen Stills (piano) accompanying Hendrix playing a bass guitar. The song would be later released on the posthumous album The Cry Of Love in 1971. Noel Redding joined the session later in the evening bringing rise to an instrumental workout of “Little Miss Lover” and while Hendrix records a version of “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be).”

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February 14, 1968

The Experience perform at Regis College in Denver, Colorado. Soft Machine opens. Meanwhile, in London, Les Perrin accepts Hendrix’s Disc & Music Echo award for “Top World Musician.” The ceremony takes place at the “Valentine’s Night Ball” at the Empire Rooms on Tottenham Court Road.

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February 15, 1968

February 15, 1968 Soft Machine, The Moving Sidewalks, and Neal Ford and the Fanatics open for The Experience at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas.

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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 18, 1968

The Experience, supported by Soft Machine, The Moving Sidewalks, and Neal Ford & the Fanatics, play the Music Hall in Houston, Texas. Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage during The Experience’s February 18, 1968 performance at the Music Hall in Houston, Texas. Photo: William Warner / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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February 19, 1968

The band returns to New York.

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February 20, 1968

Jules Freemond interviews The Experience for the East Village Other. The interview is published March 8.

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February 21, 1968

The Experience plays two shows at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.

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February 21, 1968

Hendrix is interviewed for the April 1968 issue of Disco Scene.

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February 22, 1968

The Experience plays another double-header at the Electric Factory.

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February 22, 1968

Buck Walmsley interviews Hendrix for the Chicago Daily News. The interview is published two days later.

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February 23, 1968

The band plays the Masonic Temple in Detroit, along with Soft Machine, MC5, and The Rationals.

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February 23, 1968

“Up From The Skies” b/w “One Rainy Wish” (Reprise 0665) is released. It is the Experience’s fourth U.S. single.

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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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February 27, 1968

Accompanied by Soft Machine and Mark Boyle’s Sense Laboratory, The Experience play two shows at The Factory in Madison, Wisconsin.

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February 28, 1968

The Experience and Soft Machine play two shows at The Scene Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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February 29, 1968

The Experience again play two shows with Soft Machine at The Scene Club.

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