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Jimi Hendrix jams with Graham Bond at the Record Plant in New York City. Hendrix records the jam, however due to extensive technical difficulties the poor quality of the surviving recordings has rendered the tape useless.
Melody Maker headlines the article, “Hendrix Tour Of Germany Postponed” as a result of the success the group continues to have back in America. The article goes on to state that ‘Jimi has had a massive offer to appear on further dates in September during his new American tour which starts in Dallas on July 31. Included in the US itinerary is a concert at Hollywood’s famed Bowl. Jimi is able to command $10,000 a day (over £3,000) and 60 per cent of the gate money on his American shows, which often bring him in as much as £10,000 for each date. He has only just completed an America tour, and the date at Woburn Abbey on Saturday evening is likely to be his only British appearance this year.’ The Jimi Hendrix Experience is the featured artist at Melody Maker’s Woburn Music Festival at Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire. Supporting acts include Shirley and Dolly Collins, Pentangle, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, T.Rex, The Family, New Formula and Little Women. The Experience’s set consists of “Foxy Lady,” “Stone Free,” “Purple Haze” and “Wild Thing” among others.
After Jimi and Mitch arrive in Palma, Majorca, Spain the group is scheduled to open the new Sergeant Pepper’s night club, which is the latest venture managed by Chas Chandler and Michael Jeffrey. Although their appearance is an unofficial Experience gig, they perform “Hey Joe,” “Burning of the Midnight Lamp,” “Purple Haze,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” and “Wild Thing.” Jimi and I swapped instruments, explains Noel Redding in his diary. At the end of “Wild Thing,” Jimi raised his guitar towards the dropped ceiling and it went straight through the flimsy material. So he left it swinging there and the crowd roared.”
Jimi, Mitch and Noel are joined on stage by Neil Landon and Jim Leverton to perform a number of classic rock’n’roll songs including “Lucille” and “Johnny B. Goode.” Noel Redding notes, “I think it was the only time anyone ever did vocals with us. Are You Experienced Inc., the group’s new business firm is legally formed in the city of New York.
The Experience travel from Los Angeles to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to begin their new American tour. They kick off the tour with two performances, supported by Soft Machine in the Independence Hall at the Lakeshore Auditorium.
With the Experience missing their flight to Shreveport, Louisiana they are forced to travel to their next venue by car. The group performs later that night at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport.