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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.”
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.”
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.
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.
The band, along with the same performers who accompanied them the previous night, plays two shows at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.
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
The Experience play the same venue as the previous two nights, but Big Brother and the Holding Company replace Soft Machine.
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
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.
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
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.”
Radio spot promoting The Experience’s February 9, 1968 concert in Anaheim, CA,
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.
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.
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).”
The band returns to New York.
Jules Freemond interviews The Experience for the East Village Other. The interview is published March 8.
The Experience plays two shows at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.
Hendrix is interviewed for the April 1968 issue of Disco Scene.
The Experience plays another double-header at the Electric Factory.
Buck Walmsley interviews Hendrix for the Chicago Daily News. The interview is published two days later.
The band plays the Masonic Temple in Detroit, along with Soft Machine, MC5, and The Rationals.
“Up From The Skies” b/w “One Rainy Wish” (Reprise 0665) is released. It is the Experience’s fourth U.S. single.
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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The Experience and Soft Machine play two shows at The Scene Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Experience again play two shows with Soft Machine at The Scene Club.