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January 01, 1970

March 15-16, 1969 Hendrix joins The Buddy Miles Express during their recording session for “Blue Window Jam” at Mercury Studios in New York.

Band Blue Window Jam The Buddy Miles Express

January 01, 1970

Jimi Hendrix jams — on bass — with the band Tomorrow, featuring Steve Howe (guitar), John Adler (drums) and Keith West (vocals). (Tomorrow band)

1967 April April 28 Band Blarney Club City of London jam session Jimi Hendrix John Adler Keith West London Steve Howe Tomorrow UFO Club United Kingdom

January 04, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Bromel Club in the Bromley Court Hotel located in Bromley, Kent, England.

1967 Bromel Club Bromley Bromley Court Hotel England January January 4 Kent Live live performance The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

January 04, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Richard Green for the January 14th edition of Record Mirror.

1967 Bromel Club Bromley Court Hotel interview Interviews January January 4 Jimi Hendrix Record Mirror United Kingdom

January 05, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed for a February article in Rave magazine.

1967 Greater London interview Interviews January January 5 Jimi Hendrix London Rave magazine United Kingdom

January 06, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience participate in a photo session for Fabulous 208.

1967 Band Fabulous 208 Greater London January January 6 London Photo Session The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

January 07, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the New Century Hall located in Manchester. Opening support is by DJ Dave Eager & The Silverstone Set.

1967 DJ Dave Eager & The Silverstone Set January january 7 Lancashire Live live performance Manchester New Century Hall The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

January 07, 1967

Following their performance at the New Century Hall, The Jimi Hendrix Experience visit the Twisted Wheel Club on Brazennose Street in Manchester.

1967 Appearance Band January january 7 Lancashire Manchester The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Twisted Wheel Club United Kingdom

January 08, 1967

The Experience perform at the Mojo A Go-Go’s Tollbar.

1967 January January 8 Live live performance Mojo A Go-Go Sheffield The Jimi Hendrix Experience Tollbar United Kingdom Yorkshire

January 09, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed at his flat on 34 Montagu Street in London by Keith Altham. The interview is published in New Musical Express on February 14.

34 Montagu Street City of Westminster London Interviews January January 9 Jimi's Apartment Marylebone United Kingdom

January 09, 1967

Following his interview with Keith Altham, The Experience participate in a photo session.

34 Montagu Street Band City of Westminster London January January 9 Jimi's Apartment Marylebone The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

January 10, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interview by Nick Jones for the January 21st edition of Melody Maker.

1967 34 Montagu Square interview Interviews January January 10 Jimi's Apartment Marylebone United Kingdom

January 10, 1967

Jimi Hendrix writes the lyrics to “The Wind Cries Mary” following an argument with live-in girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.

1967 34 Montagu Square Band City of Westminster London girlfriend January January 10 Jimi's Apartment Kathy Etchingham Lyrics Marylebone United Kingdom

January 11, 1967

Looking to get something new to market following their debut “Hey Joe,” Chas Chandler brought The Experience to DeLane Lea Studios in London to commence work on their next songs. This session included the basic track for “Purple Haze,” which was recorded in merely four hours. Additional recordings including “The Wind Cries Mary,” “51st Anniversary,” “The Wind Cries Mary” and “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp” were also completed.

Tape Log: Purple Haze // 51st Anniversary // Third Stone From The Sun // Fire // The Wind Cries Mary

1967 51st Anniversary De Lane Lea Studios January January 11 London Purple Haze Recording Studio Recordings The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp The Wind Cries Mary United Kingdom

January 11, 1967

After a day full of recording at DeLane Lea Studios, The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed two shows at the venerable Bag O’Nails. Hendrix continued to make waves in the local music scene, and whenever possible a large group of fellow musicians would attend The Experience’s shows.

On this date it has been reported that The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were in attendance, as was The Who’s Pete Townshend and John Entwistle, The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wayman, The Cream’s Eric Clapton, Lulu, The Animal’s Eric Burdon, Georgie Fame, Geno Washington, Denny Lane, and Donovan. This evening also marks the first time that Jimi Hendrix meets guitar effects wizard Roger Mayer, who would later create several effects pedals for the guitarist.

1967 Bag O'Nails Greater London January January 11 Live live performance London United Kingdom

January 12, 1967

The Experience perform at the 7 1/2 Club, which marks the club’s opening night of performances.

1967 7 1/2 Club Greater London January January 12 Live live performance London The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

January 12, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience appear at Radio London’s booth at the International Racing Car show held at the Olympia in London. Their mimed performance is reportedly filmed for Radio London but it never airs. Hendrix later laments about the miming experience in a January 28th interview published in New Musical Express saying, “The one thing I really hate is miming, it’s so phony. So far the only thing I was asked to mime was a Radio London appearance and I felt guilty just standing there holding a guitar. If you want to scream and holler at a record you can do that at home, I’m strictly a live performer.”

1967 Appearance Band Greater London International Racing Car Show January January 12 London Olympia United Kingdom

January 13, 1967

The Experience perform at the 7 1/2 Club.

1967 7 1/2 Club January January 13 Live live performance the experience

January 14, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Beachcomber Club with support from Jimmy Cliff & The Shakedown Sound. Jimmy Cliff & The Shakedown Sound

Set List: Killing Floor // Can You See Me // Mercy, Mercy // Like A Rolling Stone // Rock Me Baby // Third Stone From The Sun // Foxey Lady // Stone Free // Hey Joe // Wild Thing

1967 Beachcomber Club January January 14 Live live performance Nottingham Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

January 15, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at The Country Club.

1967 January January 15 Kirklevington Live live performance North Yorkshire The Country Club United Kingdom

January 16, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at 7 1/2 Club.

1967 7 1/2 Club Greater London January January 16 Live live performance London United Kingdom

January 17, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience reportedly prepare recordings for Radio Luxembourg’s Ready Steady Radio! program at Tiles in London. The session never airs.

1967 Events Greater London January January 17 London Radio Appearance Radio Luxembourg Ready Steady Radio! Tiles United Kingdom

January 17, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at 7 1/2 Club.

1967 7 1/2 Club Greater London January January 17 Live live performance London United Kingdom

January 18, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform “Hey Joe” at Lime Grove Studios in Shepherd’s Bush for the BBC’s Top Of The Pops show. The performance included Hendrix singing over an instrumental backing track to meet regulations of the British Musicians’ Union.

1967 January January 18 Lime Grove Studios Media Radio Interviews Shepherd's Bush Top Of The Pops United Kingdom West London

January 18, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at 7 1/2 Club ending their three-night engagement at the popular nightspot.

1967 7 1/2 Club Greater London January January 18 Live live performance London United Kingdom

January 19, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Mike Legerwood for the January 28th edition of Disc & Music Echo.

1967 34 Montagu Street City of Westminster interview Interviews January January 19 Jimi's Apartment London Marylebone United Kingdom

January 19, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at The Speakeasy.

1967 City of Westminster January January 19 Live live performance London The Speakeasy United Kingdom

January 20, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by John King for the January 28th edition of New Musical Express

1967 48 Gerrard Street Anim Office City of Westminster interview Interviews January January 20 London United Kingdom

January 20, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Haverstock Hill Country Club in Hampstead.

1967 Camden Hampstead Haverstock Hill Country Club January January 20 Live live performance United Kingdom

January 20, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience performance at the Astoria in Oldham, Lancashire.

1967 Astoria January January 22 Lancashire Live live performance Oldham United Kingdom

January 21, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed for the January 28th edition of Melody Maker.

1967 34 Montagu Street City of Westminster interview January January 21 Jimi's Apartment Live London Marylebone United Kingdom

January 21, 1967

The Experience perform at The Refectory in Golders Green, Barnet, London.

1967 Barnet Golders Green January January 21 Live live performance The Refectory United Kingdom

January 24, 1967

The Experience participate in a photo session at The George Public House.

1967 Band Greater London January January 24 Photo Session The George Public House United Kingdom Wanstead

January 24, 1967

The Experience performance at The Marquee Club with support from The Syn. Their performance reportedly includes “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” and “Wild Thing.” The Syn
Set List: (partial) Hey Joe // Stone Free // Like A Rolling Stone // Wild Thing

1967 Greater London January January 24 Live live performance London The Marquee Club The Syn United Kingdom

January 25, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at The Orford Cellar in Norwich with support from The Orford Discotheque System. The Orford Discotheque System

1967 January January 25 Live live performance Norfolk Norwich The Orford Cellar The Orford Discotheque System United Kingdom

January 26, 1967

The Experience conduct a photo session with Paul Popper outside of Hendrix’s flat in Montagu Square.

1967 Band City of Westminster London January January 26 London Marylebone Montagu Square Photo Session the experience United Kingdom

January 27, 1967

The Experience perform at Chislehurst Caves in Bromley, Kent. After the show Jimi Hendrix meets up with effects maestro Roger Mayer where he provides Jimi some of his new experimental Octavia effects pedals to try out.

1967 Chislehurst Chislehurst Caves January January 27 Kent Live live performance United Kingdom

January 28, 1967

The Experience perform at The Upper Cut in Forest Gate, Newham.

1967 Forest Gate January January 28 Live live performance Newham The Upper Cut United Kingdom

January 29, 1967

The Experience perform two shows at the Saville Theatre in London with support from The Who, The Koobas, Thoughts and MC Mike Quinn. Portions of this concert are filmed by Peter Clifton and appear in his 1969 feature film Popcorn and in his 1973 documentary, Sound Of The City: London 1964-73, which is also routinely referred to as Superstars In Concert and as Rock City. Portions of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s performance are incorporated in the music video for the song, “Hey Joe.” That film also presents film footage shot by Tommy Weber during The Experience’s December 22, 1967 appearance on the Christmas On Earth Continued event. The original “Hey Joe” promotional film was included on the DVD release of Experience: Jimi Hendrix.
Set List: (partial) Rock Me Baby // Like A Rolling Stone // Can You See Me // Hey Joe // Wild Thing

1967 Greater London January January 29 Live live performance London Herald MC Mike Quinn Saville Theatre The Koobas The Who Thoughts United Kingdom

January 30, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience make a live appearance on the radio program Pop North on the BBC Light program. Unfortunately, with the show being aired live, the BBC did not record or preserve the performances.
Set List: Hey Joe // Rock Me Baby // Foxey Lady

1967 BBC Broadcasting House Greater London January January 30 London Media Pop North Radio Appearance The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

January 31, 1967

The Experience return to the Saville Theatre with filmmaker Peter Clifton to film additional footage of The Experience performing “Hey Joe.” This color film footage is later interspersed with the black & white footage shot during The Experience’s live concerts from January 29th and included in Clifton’s films Superstars In Concert and Popcorn, plus mixed together with a studio recording of “Hey Joe” for the song’s promotional music video.

1967 Greater London January January 31 London Media Promotional Film Saville Theatre United Kingdom

February 01, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Alan Jones for the February 3rd edition of The Hull Times.

1967 February February 1 Greater London interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix London United Kingdom

February 01, 1967

The Experience perform at the New Cellar Club in South Shields with support from The Bond.
Set List: (partial) Rock Me Baby // Stone Free // Hey Joe // Wild Thing

1967 Durham February February 1 Live live performance New Cellar Club South Shields The Bond the experience United Kingdom

February 02, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Imperial Hotel in Darlington, County Durham with support from West Coast Promotion

1967 Darlington Durham February February 2 Imperial Hotel Live live performance The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom West Coast Promotion

February 02, 1967

Following The Experience’s performance, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Charles Webster for a February 3rd story in The Northern Echo.

1967 Darlington Durham February February 2 Imperial Hotel interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix United Kingdom

February 03, 1967

Tape Log: Purple Haze The studio sessions on February 3rd marked The Experience’s first foray into Olympic Studios and their first time working with engineer Eddie Kramer. This initial session saw Hendrix return to the January 11th masters for “Purple Haze” to record some additional overdubs. This initial “Purple Haze” session at Olympic foreshadowed just how creative and cutting edge the team of Hendrix, Chas Chandler and Eddie Kramer would become in the months that followed. This recording session also marked one one of the first times that Hendrix recorded in the studio with Roger Mayer’s experimental Octavia effects pedal.

1967 February February 3 Greater London London Olympic Studios Recording Studio Recordings United Kingdom

February 03, 1967

The Experience perform at Ricky Tick in Hounslow.

1967 February February 3 Hounslow Live live performance Middlesex Ricky Tick United Kingdom

February 04, 1967

The Experience perform their second show of the day, this time at The Flamingo on Wardour Street in London.
Set List: Killing Floor // Have Mercy On Me Baby // Can You See Me // Like A Rolling Stone // Rock Me Baby // Catfish Blues // Stone Free // Hey Joe // Wild Thing

1967 City of Westminster February February 4 Live live performance London the experience The Flamingo United Kingdom Wardour Street

February 04, 1967

The Experience perform two shows on this night, the first of which was done at The Ram Jam Club.

1967 All Night Workers City of Westminster February February 4 Live live performance London the experience The Ram Jam Club United Kingdom

February 05, 1967

Jimi Hendrix attends The Cream concert at the Saville Theatre.

1967 Appearance City of Westminster February February 5 London Media Saville Theatre United Kingdom

February 06, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Steve Barker for an article in Debris, the student newspaper for West One.

1967 34 Montagu Square City of Westminster Debris Mag February february 6 interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Jimi's Apartment London Marylebone Steve Barker United Kingdom

February 06, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Star Hotel in Croydon, Surrey, England.
Set List: (partial) Stone Free // Hey Joe // Red House // Johnny B. Goode // Are You Experienced? (possible) // Third Stone From The Sun (possible)

1967 Croydon February february 6 Live live performance Star Hotel Surrey The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

February 07, 1967

Jimi Hendrix returns to Olympic Studios to complete further work on “Purple Haze” alongside Chas Chandler and Eddie Kramer. Noel Redding contributes some of the background vocals during this session.
Tape Log: Purple Haze

1967 Barnes February February 7 Greater London Jimi Hendrix Olympic Studios Recording Studio Recordings United Kingdom

February 08, 1967

The Experience returned to Olympic Studios where the group completed a final mix on their new single “Purple Haze.” Afterwards, the trio revisited the four-track master for “Fire” which was previously worked on at DeLane Lea Studios. In the end, the original DeLane Lea track was basically replaced with new work. “Foxey Lady” received similar treatment, this time revisiting the December 13, 1966 tapes that were conceived at CBS Studios. By the end of the night, a final mix was in hand.
Tape Log: Purple Haze // Fire // Foxey Lady

1967 Barnes February February 8 Greater London Olympic Studios Recording Studio Recordings United Kingdom

February 08, 1967

The Experience perform at the Bromley Court Hotel’s Bromel Club.

1967 Bromel Club Bromley Bromley Court Hotel February February 8 Greater London Live live performance United Kingdom

February 09, 1967

The Experience perform at The Locarno in Bristol.
Set List: (partial) Like A Rolling Stone // Hey Joe // Wild Thing

1967 Bristol February February 9 Gloucestershire Live live performance The Locarno United Kingdom

February 09, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed for the February 10th edition of the Bristol Evening Post.

1967 Bristol February February 9 Gloucestershire interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix The Locarno United Kingdom

February 10, 1967

The Experience perform at the Plaza Ballroom.
Set List: (partial) Hey Joe

1967 Berkshire February February 10 Live live performance Newbury Plaza Ballroom Plaza Newbury United Kingdom

February 11, 1967

The Experience performance at Blue Moon in Cheltenham.

1967 Live Performance Blue Moon Cheltenham february 11 Gloucestershire Live the experience United Kingdom

February 12, 1967

Photographer Bernard Wagner completes a photo session with Jimi Hendrix outside of his apartment at 34 Montagu Square on Marylebone.

1967 Bernard Wagner City of Westminster February february 12 London Marylebone Montagu Square Personal Photo Session Photographer United Kingdom

February 12, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Sinking Ship Clubland in Stockport.

1967 Cheshire February february 12 Live live performance Sinking Ship Clubland Stockport United Kingdom

February 13, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience record a series of songs for the BBC’s Saturday Club radio program at the BBC Broadcasting House in Marylebone. The recordings were first broadcast on February 18 along with a short interview with Jimi Hendrix done by DJ Brian Matthew. These recordings have subsequently been released as part of The Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions
Set List: Foxey Lady [2 takes] // Stone Free // Hey Joe // Love Or Confusion

1967 BBC Studios Broadcasting House City of Westminster February February 13 London Marylebone Media Radio Appearance Saturday Club United Kingdom

February 14, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Alain Dister at the Anim management office on Gerrard Street.

1967 48 Gerrard Street Anim Office City of Westminster February February 14 interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix London United Kingdom

February 14, 1967

The Experience perform at The Civic Hall in Grays, Essex. Alain Dister who interviewed Hendrix back at the Anim management office earlier in the day accompanied The Experience, as did Alan Price (previously of The Animals).
Set List: (partial) Hey Joe // Like A Rolling Stone // Wild Thing

1967 Essex February February 14 Grays Live live performance Lot 5 The Civic Hall the experience United Kingdom

February 14, 1967

Following their gig at The Civic Hall in Essex, The Experience attend the “Valentine’s Day Massacre” at The Speakeasy. While at The Speakeasy, Jimi Hendrix jams with Skip Allen, drummer for The Pretty Things.

1967 Band City of Westminster February February 14 jam session London the experience The Speakeasy United Kingdom Valentine's Day Massacre

February 15, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Kevin Swift for the March issue of Beat Instrumental and the February 25th edition of Record Mirror Jimi is also interviewed by Albert Bokslag and Cees Mentink for the February 25th edition of Kink.

1967 34 Montagu Square City of Westminster February February 15 interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Jimi's Apartment London Marylebone United Kingdom

February 15, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at The Dorothy Ballroom in Cambridge.

1967 Cambridge Cambridgeshire February February 15 Live live performance The Dorothy Ballroom The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

February 17, 1967

The Experience perform at the Thames Hotel’s Ricky Tick nightspot in Windsor.

1967 Berkshire February February 17 Live live performance Ricky Tick Thames Hotel the experience United Kingdom Windsor

February 18, 1967

The Experience perform at York University.

1967 February February 18 Live live performance the experience United Kingdom York York University Yorkshire

February 19, 1967

The Experience perform at the Blarney Club on Tottenham Court Road in London. UFO Club was founded by John Hopkins and Joe Coyd in an Irish dance hall called the “Blarney Club” in the basement of 31 Totenham Court Road. After its opening in December 23, 1966, the club gained considerable recognition as ‘ground zero’ for the underground movement and the first psychedelic nightclub in England. It regularly played host to bands like Pink Floyd.

1967 Blarney Club February February 19 Live live performance London the experience UFO Club United Kingdom

February 20, 1967

The Experience perform at The Pavillion in Bath.

1967 Bath February February 20 Live live performance Somerset the experience The Pavillion United Kingdom

February 20, 1967

The Experience head back to De Lane Lea Studios to continue work on their debut album. Recordings this evening focused on “I Don’t Live Today,” and by the session’s end, Chas Chandler had a working master in hand.
Tape Log: I Don’t Live Today

1967 De Lane Lea Studios February February 20 London Recording Studio Recordings United Kingdom

February 21, 1967

The Experience are interviewed at the Anim management offices for a March 11th issue of New Musical Express.

1967 48 Gerrard Street Anim Office City of Westminster February February 21 interview Interviews London United Kingdom

February 22, 1967

The Experience are invited to the BBC Studios to perform “Hey Joe” live on the program Parade Of The Pops.
Set List: Hey Joe

1967 BBC Studios Broadcasting House City of Westminster February february 22 London Marylebone Media Parade Of The Pops Radio Appearance United Kingdom

February 22, 1967

The Experience attend a press reception for Soft Machine. The reception was hosted by Chas Chandler who produced the band’s first single “Live Makes Sweet Music,” which was just recently released.

1967 Appearance Band City of Westminster February february 22 London Soft Machine the experience The Speakeasy United Kingdom

February 22, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. Supporting the group is Soft Machine, The Flies and Sandy & Hilary

1967 Chalk Farm February february 22 Greater London Live live performance Roundhouse Sandy & Hilary Soft Machine The Flies The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

February 23, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed at Bruce Fleming’s studio in London.

1967 Band Bruce Fleming Photo Studio City of Westminster February February 23 London Photo Session The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

February 23, 1967

The Experience perform at The Pavillion in Worthing, Sussex.

1967 February February 23 Live live performance Sussex the experience The Pavillion United Kingdom Worthing

February 24, 1967

The Experience perform at Leicester University.

1967 February February 24 Leicester Leicester University Leicestershire Live live performance the experience United Kingdom

February 25, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at Corn Exchange with support from The Soul Trinity as part of the venue’s “Saturday Scene” event. Portions of the show including “Stone Free” and “Like A Rolling Stone” were captured on film by a Dutch filmmaker, Roeland Kerbosch. The footage marks the earliest known film footage of The Experience in concert. These recordings were issued as bonus footage on the 2007 DVD release The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At Monterey.
Set List: (partial) Stone Free // Like A Rolling Stone

1967 Chelmsford Corn Exchange Essex February February 25 Live live performance Saturday Scene The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

February 26, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform as part of the “Grand Pop Festival” at the Cliffs Pavillion in Southend-On-Sea, Essex. They are supported by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich; The Nashville Teens; The Koobas; Force Five; and MC Pete Murray. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich; The Nashville Teens; The Koobas; Force Five; MC Pete Murray

1967 Cliffs Pavillion Essex February February 26 Grand Pop Festival Live live performance Southend-On-Sea The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

February 27, 1967

A second photo session with Bruce Fleming at his London studio is completed on this day. Where the first session focused primarily on black & white photos, this session focused on color photography. The results of which appeared on the cover for the UK pressing of The Experence’s debut album Are You Experienced.

1967 Band Bruce Fleming Photo Studio City of Westminster February february 27 London Photo Session United Kingdom

March 01, 1967

To help gear up for studio recordings at De Lane Lea Studios, The Experience head to The Speakeasy to rehearse some of the songs scheduled for recording soon.

1967 Rehearsals Band City of Westminster London March March 1 the experience The Speakeasy United Kingdom

March 01, 1967

Back at De Lane Lea Studios, The Experience worked on “Like A Rolling Stone” but struggled to record something that everyone liked.
Tape Log: Like A Rolling Stone

1967 Studio Recordings De Lane Lea Studios London March March 1 Recording the experience United Kingdom

March 01, 1967

The Experience perform at The Orchid Ballroom in Surrey.

1967 Live Performance Live March March 1 Purley Surrey the experience The Orchid Ballroom United Kindom

March 02, 1967

Jimi Hendrix signs a US record contract with Warner Bros.

1967 Contract 48 Gerrard Street Anim Office City of Westminster Jimi Hendrix London March March 2 Personal United Kingdom

March 02, 1967

At the Marquee Club, The Experience are filmed performing “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze” for the German television show Beat Club.
Set List: Hey Joe // Purple Haze

1967 Beat Club London March March 2 Media Television Recordings the experience The Marquee United Kingdom

March 03, 1967

The Experience fly from London, England to Paris, France

1967 Band France London March March 3 Paris the experience Travel United Kingdom

March 04, 1967

The Experience visit the St. Quentin Flea Market at the suggestion of Alain Dister, who accompanies the group throughout the afternoon. Photos from the afternoon later appear in Dister’s book, It’s Only Rock And Roll.

1967 Appearance Band France Île-de-France March March 4 Paris St. Quentin Flea Market the experience

March 04, 1967

Jimi Hendrix visits the studios at Radio Europe No. 1 where he listens to Johnny Hallyday’s rendition of “Hey Joe.”

1967 Appearance Europe No. 1 France Île-de-France Jimi Hendrix March 4 Paris Personal

March 04, 1967

The Experience perform at Le Cadran-Omnibus in Colombes. MC Robert Ismir, DJ Seta Seto

1967 Live Appearance Colombes DJ Seta Seto France Île-de-France Le Cadran-Omnibus Live March March 4 MC Robert Ismir Paris the experience

March 04, 1967

The Experience perform as part of the “Law Society Graduation Ball” for the Faculté de Droit d’Assas at Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, where they are supported by The Pretty Things.

1967 Live Performance Faculté de Droit d'Assas France Île-de-France Law Society Graduation Ball Live March March 4 Paris the experience The Pretty Things Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II

March 05, 1967

The Experience travel to Belgium and perform at Twenty Club in Mouscron, Hainut. After the show they drive south back into France for a performance in Lens that evening.
Set List: (partial) Killing Floor // Hey Joe // Like A Rolling Stone // Wild Thing

1967 Live Performance Belgium Hainaut Live March March 5 Mouscron the experience Twenty Club

March 05, 1967

Following an afternoon performance in Mouscron, Belgium, The Experience drive south to Lens, France where they perform at Twenty Club.
Set List: (partial) Wild Thing

1967 Live Performance France Lens Nord-Pas-de-Calais Live March March 5 Twenty Club

March 06, 1967

The Experience travel to the Sonian Forest (Zoniënwoud) on the outskirts of Brussels where they participate in a mimed television appearance for the Belgian show Vibrato. The forest location proves a unique setting for the television appearance. Although the show originally airs on March 21st, the original tapes are not preserved and no recordings exist from this date. During their visit, The Experience are photographed in the forest and those images have appeared in a variety of publications over the years, including the 2000 box set The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Set List: Hey Joe // Stone Free

1967 Television Appearance Belgium Brussels March March 6 Media the experience Vibrato Woluwe-Saint-Pierre Zoniënwoud

March 06, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Jan Waldrop for the March 18th issue of Humo.

1967 Belgium Brussels interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix March March 6

March 07, 1967

The Experience visit Universal TV Studios in Waterloo to conduct another ‘mimed’ television appearance; this time performing “Hey Joe” and “Stone Free.”
Set List: Hey Joe // Stone Free

1967 Belgium March March 7 Media Television Appearance the experience Tienerklanken Universal TV Studios Walloon Brabant Waterloo

March 07, 1967

After returning to Paris, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Jean Noel Coghe in his hotel room.

1967 France Île-de-France interview Interviews Jean Noel Coghe Jimi Hendrix March March 7 Paris

March 09, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed by Gered Mankowitz at his London studio located at 9 Mason’s Yard. Photos from this session would later appear on a host of book and magazine covers around the world, and were also part of the early 1990s remastered collection of Jimi Hendrix CDs released by MCA Records.

1967 9 Mason's Yard Band City of Westminster Gered Mankowitz's Studio London March March 9 MCA Records Photo Session The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

March 09, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Skyline Ballroom in Hull, Yorkshire with support from Family, The Small Faces, The Strollers and The Mandrakes.

1967 Family Hull Live live performance March March 9 Skyline Ballroom The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Mandrakes The Small Faces The Strollers United Kingdom Yorkshire

March 10, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows this evening at Michael Jeffrey’s own club Club A Go Go in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

1967 Club A Go Go Live live performance March March 10 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Northumberland The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

March 11, 1967

The Experience perform at the International Club in Leeds.

1967 International Club Leeds Live live performance March 11 the experience United Kingdom Yorkshire

March 12, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Gyro Club, located in the Troutbeck Hotel in Ilkey, Yorkshire; however, the show is suspended when the police arrive and clear the room due to safety concerns caused by the size of the crowd in attendance.

1967 Gyro Club Ilkley Live live performance March March 12 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Troutbeck Hotel United Kingdom Yorkshire

March 13, 1967

The Experience travel from London to Amsterdam where they check into the Hotel Schiller in Rembrandt Square (Rembrandtsplein) located in Central Amsterdam.

1967 Amsterdam Band London March March 13 the experience The Netherlands Travel United Kingdom

March 14, 1967

While The Experience are traveling by taxi from Hotel Schiller to Bellevue TV Studios, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Peter Schreder for Hitweek.

1967 Amsterdam interview Interviews March March 14 Noord-Holland the experience The Netherlands

March 14, 1967

In the afternoon, The Experience head to Hilversum to conduct rehearsals for their forthcoming appearance on Fanclub, which is scheduled to air live on national television. During the rehearsals, it is suggested that Hendrix mime the live performance because they are playing so loud that it knocked plaster off the ceiling in the studio below their rehearsal space. Despite considerable argument from Hendrix, the final live performance on Fanclub at 7 p.m. is in fact mimed while its broadcast throughout The Netherlands. As Fanclub was broadcast live, the performance was not preserved on film.
Set List: Hey Joe // Stone Free

1967 Fanclub Hilversum March March 14 Media North Holland Studio Bellevue Television Appearance the experience The Netherlands

March 14, 1967

Following their performance on Fanclub, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Laurie Langenbach for Hitweek

1967 Amsterdam Hitweek Hotel Schiller interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Laurie Langenbach March March 14 Noord-Holland The Netherlands

March 15, 1967

Prior to heading back to London, The Experience participate in a photo session near Rembrandt Square in Amsterdam.

1967 Amsterdam Band Hotel Schiller March March 15 Noord-Holland Photo Session the experience The Netherlands

March 16, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Klaes Borling of Swedish Radio which is broadcast on April 19th.

1967 48 Gerrard Street Anim Office City of Westminster interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Klaes Borling London March March 16 United Kingdom

March 16, 1967

Track Records Launch Party The Speakeasy City of Westminster London United Kingdom The Jimi Hendrix Experience attend the Track Records launch party at The Speakeasy.

1967 Appearance Band City of Westminster London March March 16 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Speakeasy Track Records Launch Party United Kingdom

March 16, 1967

During the Track Records Launch Party, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Beat Instrumental. Eric Clapton who is also in attendance sits down and joins Hendrix in the interview.

1967 Beat Instrumental City of Westminster Eric Clapton interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix London March March 16 The Speakeasy Track Records Launch Party United Kingdom

March 17, 1967

The Experience’s second single “Purple Haze” b/w “51st Anniversary” was released by Track Records in the United Kingdom.
Track List: Purple Haze // 51st Anniversary

1967 51st Anniversary 604 001 March March 17 Purple Haze Releases Single Release Track Records United Kingdom

March 17, 1967

The Experience fly from London, England to Hamburg, Germany.

1967 Band Germany Hamburg London March March 17 the experience Travel United Kingdom

March 17, 1967

Photographer Gunter Zint arranges for a Press Reception to greet The Experience when they arrive in Hamburg.

1967 Danny's Pan Club Germany Gunter Zint Hamburg March March 17 Media Photographer press reception the experience

March 17, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform their first show of what is a three-night stand at Hamburg’s famed Star-Club.

1967 Germany Hamburg Live live performance March March 17 Star-Club The Jimi Hendrix Experience

March 18, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience appear on Twenclub, a live radio program aired from Norddeutscher Rundfunk (aka NDR Radio 1). During their appearance, The Experience are interviewed before and after performing the following songs: “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free,” “Fire,” and “Purple Haze.” The show is later re-broadcast by the BBC throughout England on July 1st as part of the program, Hamburg Swings.
Set List: Foxey Lady // Hey Joe // Stone Free // Fire // Purple Haze

1967 Germany Hamburg March March 18 Media NDR Radio 1 Norddeutscher Rundfunk Radio Appearance The Jimi Hendrix Experience Twenclub

March 18, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at Hamburg’s Star-Club.

1967 Germany Hamburg Live live performance March March 18 Star-Club The Jimi Hendrix Experience

March 19, 1967

Jimi Hendrix participates in a photo session with Garden Of The Antenna publicity firm.

1967 Band Garden Of The Antena Hamburg Jimi Hendrix March March 19 Photo Session

March 19, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform their final two shows at Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany.

1967 Germany Hamburg Live live performance March March 19 Star-Club The Jimi Hendrix Experience

March 20, 1967

The Experience complete a final photo session in Hamburg before flying to Luxembourg.

1967 Band Germany Hamburg March March 20 Photo Session the experience

March 20, 1967

The Experience fly from Hamburg to Luxembourg.

1967 Band Germany Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Hamburg Luxembourg March March 20 the experience Travel

March 20, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are interviewed live on Radio Luxembourg.

1967 Grand Duchy of Luxembourg interview Interviews Luxembourg March March 20 Radio Luxembourg The Jimi Hendrix Experience

March 21, 1967

The Experience return to London.

1967 Band Grand Duchy of Luxembourg London Luxembourg March March 21 Travel United Kingdom

March 21, 1967

Jimi Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham and Chas Chandler and his girlfriend Lottie Lexon move to their new flat at 43 Upper Berkeley Street in London. Their new flat is merely 7 blocks away from their old place at 34 Montagu Street.

1967 43 Upper Berkeley Street City of Westminster Jimi Hendrix Jimi's Apartment Kathy Etchingham London March March 21 Marylebone New Apartment Personal United Kingdom

March 23, 1967

The Experience are photographed at Jimi’s new London apartments (43 Upper Berkeley Street).

1967 43 Upper Berkeley Street Band City of Westminster Jimi's Apartment London March March 23 Marylebone Photo Session the experience United Kingdom

March 23, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are interviewed by Keith Altham for an April 15th article in New Musical Express.

1967 43 Upper Berkeley Street City of Westminster interview Interviews Jimi's Apartment London March March 23 Marylebone The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

March 23, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Guild Hall in Southampton with support from Brother Bung. Brother Bung

1967 Guild Hall Hampshire Live March 23 March Live Performance Southampton The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

March 25, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at The Starlight Room in the Gliderdrome Bingo Hall with support from Sons & Lovers, Charades, The Steel Band and Ray Bones.

1967 Boston Charades Gliderdrome Bingo Hall Lincolnshire Live live performance March March 25 Ray Bones Sons & Lovers The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Starlight Room The Steel Band United Kingdom

March 26, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Tabernacle Club in Stockport

1967 Cheshire Club Stockport Live live performance March March 26 Tabernacle United Kingdom

March 27, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience record “Purple Haze” for the April 4th episode of the BBC television show Dee Time. Cat Stevens, Kiki Dee, Libby Morris, Mike Newman and Lance Percival are also guests on this episode. Unfortunately, no tapes of this episode remain in the BBC archives.
Set List: Purple Haze

1967 BBC Broadcasting Cat Stevens Dee Time House City of Manchester Kiki Dee Lance Percival Libby Morris Manchester March March 27 Media Mike Newman Television Appearance United Kingdom

March 28, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience appear on the BBC Radio program Saturday Club, performing “Killing Floor,” “Fire,” and “Purple Haze.” This March 28th recording would first broadcast on April 1st. These songs have since been included on the 1998 release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions.
Set List: Killing Floor // Fire // Purple Haze

1967 BBC Studios Broadcasting House City of Westminster London March March 28 Marylebone Media Radio Appearance Saturday Club The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

March 28, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at Assembly Hall in Aylesbury.

1967 Assembly Hall Aylesbury Buckinghamshire Live live performance March March 28 The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

March 29, 1967

The Experience returned to De Lane Lea Studios in London to focus attention on “Manic Depression.” In between takes of “Manic Depression,” Hendrix lead the band through an instrumental take of Michel Polnareff’s popular 1966 single, “La Poupée qui Fait Non.”
Tape Log: Manic Depression // La Poupée qui Fait Non

1967 De Lane Lea Studios London March March 29 Recording Studio Recordings the experience United Kingdom

March 30, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience make another appearance at the BBC, this time on the hit program Top Of The Pops. Once again, the appearance which featured two takes of “Purple Haze,” saw Hendrix singing over an instrumental backing track to meet regulations of the British Musicians’ Union. Also scheduled to appear on the program were Cat Stevens; Alan Price; Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick (aka Dave Dee & Co.); Engelbert Humperdinck; Dusty Springfield; Cliff Richard; The Byrds; and Sandie Shaw. It was no accident that Hendrix would appear with the likes of Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdinck as a national touring featuring these acts (and more) would kick off on March 31st at the Astoria in Finsbury Park.
Set List: Purple Haze [two takes]

1967 Alan Price Cat Stevens Cliff Richard Dave Dee & Co. Dusty Springfield Engelbert Humperdinck Lime Grove Studios March March 30 Media Sandie Shaw Shepherd's Bush Television Appearance The Byrds The Jimi Hendrix Experience Top Of The Pops United Kingdom West London

March 31, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience kick off their first UK Tour as part of a month-long packaged tour featuring The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones. The first night featured The Experience performing two-sets. Hendrix managed to seal the spotlight on this night, as he lit fire to his guitar during “Fire.” “It was a strange situation, ” explains music reviewer Keith Altham. “because it took him a little while to get it alight. He was having to dodge behind the amplifiers on the stage with a box of matches and it wasn’t going up. Eventually, he did get it going and it sort of took off quite spectacularly. The security guy in the wings was going bananas and trying to rush onstage with a fire extinguisher. Eventually, he did and managed to spray the compere [emcee], we was not too amused. When we came back to the dressing room afterwards all hell broke loose.” “The security guy said, ‘You’ll never work in this circuit again! He’ll never play again at any of these theatres. How dare he do something like that? He could have burned the place down. What did he mean by swinging it around his head?’ Jimi said, ‘Well, I was trying to put it out.'” It was performance stunts like this that quickly earned Hendrix the moniker “The Black Elvis” and “Wild Man of Borneo.”
Set List: (second show / partial) Foxey Lady // Can You See Me / Hey Joe // Purple Haze // Fire

1967 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Finsbury Park Live Live Appearance London London Astoria March March 31 MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 01, 1967

The Experience perform two sets at Gaumont in Ipswich as part of the extended package tour featuring: The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

Set List: (partial) Purple Haze // Wild Thing

1967 April April 1 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Gaumont Ipswich Live live performance MC Nick Jones Suffolk The Californians The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 02, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at Gaumont in Worcester. The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, MC Nick Jones

Set List: (partial)Hey Joe // Purple Haze // Like A Rolling Stone // Wild Thing

1967 April April 2 Gaumont Worcester Live live performance United Kingdom Worcestershire

April 02, 1967

Following The Experience’s performance, photographer Vaughan Willcox completes a photo shoot with Hendrix backstage at Gaumont.

1967 April April 2 Band Gaumont Worcester Photo Session United Kingdom Worcestershire

April 03, 1967

Jimi Hendrix participates in a photo shoot at the Fleet Street offices of the Daily Mirror in London.

1967 April April 3 Band City of London Daily Mirror Building Greater London Jimi Hendrix Photo Session United Kingdom

April 03, 1967

Jimi Hendrix and Chas Chandler are interviewed at their Upper Berkeley Street flat in London. Melody Maker and Disc & Music Echo publish the interviews on April 8th.

1967 43 Upper Berkeley Street April April 3 Chas Chandler City of Westminster Greater London interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Jimi's Apartment Marylebone United Kingdom

April 03, 1967

The Experience returned to London’s Olympic Studios to continue work on their debut album. This significant session resulted in new recordings, overdubs on some unfinished compositions and final mixes for several tracks.

The group focused their initial attention to recording “Highway Chile,” with the 8th and final take being flagged as the master. Work then began on “Waterfall” (as originally marked on the tape box). Studio engineer Eddie Kramer later prepared a four-to-four mix of the 4th take during which time the song was retitled as “May This Be Love.”

Hendrix then focused his attention on “Title #3” and later “Title #4” which eventually became “Are You Experienced?” Despite the the complexities of these recordings, the full song “Are You Experienced?” was completed start-to-finish in this one session.

Before the session came to a close, final mixes were prepared for “May This Be Love,” “Are You Experienced?” and “I Don’t Live Today.”

The stunning initial take of “Title #4” [“Are You Experienced?”] was included on the 2010 Box Set West Coast Seattle Boy as was one of the outtakes of “May This Be Love.”

Tape Log: Highway Chile // Waterfall [aka May This Be Love] // Title #3 // Title #4 [aka Are You Experienced?] // I Don’t Live Today

1967 April April 3 City of London Greater London Olympic Studios Recording Studio Recordings United Kingdom

April 04, 1967

Returning to London’s Olympic Studios, an additional four-track-to-four-track reduction mix was created for “Are You Experienced?”

Later the group revisited the January 11, 1967 recordings of “Third Stone From The Sun” before redirecting attention to creating both mono and stereo mixes of “Highway Chile.” The mono mix was eventually held back and included alongside a stereo mix of “The Wind Cries Mary” as the trio’s third single in the United Kingdom.

Before the session was completed, Hendrix focused once again on the work completed in December 1966 on the song, “Love Or Confusion” which resulted in a final mix being produced and later included on the debut release of Are You Experienced.

Before the session ended, the group worked on the B.B. King inspired “Here He Comes,” before putting that aside to focus on complete mixes of songs they had earmarked for the new album.”

Tape Log: Are You Experienced? // Third Stone From The Sun // Highway Chile // Love Or Confusion // Here He Comes

1967 April April 4 City of London Greater London Olympic Studios Recording Studio Recordings United Kingdom

April 05, 1967

Chas Chandler had lacquers created for both mono and stereo mixes of “The Wind Cries Mary” and a mono version of “Highway Chile” which were given to Track Records so manufacturing of The Experience’s forthcoming single could begin.

Tape Log: The Wind Cries Mary // Highway Chile

1967 April April 5 Chas Chandler Greater London Kensington Recording Rye Muse Studios Studio Recordings United Kingdom

April 05, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Leeds, Yorkshire as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 5 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Leeds Live live performance MC Nick Jones Odeon Cinema The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom Yorkshire

April 06, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow, Scotland as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 6 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Glasgow Live live performance MC Nick Jones Odeon Cinema Scotland The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 06, 1967

Following their performance at the Odeon Cinema, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed backstage by Donald Bruce for an April 7th article published in The Dundee Recorder.

1967 April April 6 Glasgow interview Interviews Odeon Cinema Scotland United Kingdom

April 07, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the ABC Cinema in Carlisle as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

Set List: (partial) Hey Joe // Purple Haze

1967 ABC Cinema April April 7 Carlisle Cat Stevens Cumberland Engelbert Humperdinck Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 07, 1967

In the afternoon, Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell are photographed by Mike Huggon at the Fringe Boutique in Carlisle.

1967 April April 7 Band Carlisle Cumberland Fringe Boutique Mike Huggon Mitch Mitchell Photo Session United Kingdom

April 08, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at ABC Cinema in Chesterfield, Derbyshire as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 ABC Cinema April April 8 Cat Stevens Chesterfield Derbyshire Engelbert Humperdinck Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 09, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at The Empire in Liverpool as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 9 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Live live performance Liverpool MC Nick Jones Merseyside The Californians The Empire The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 10, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the BBC Playhouse Theatre on Northumberland Avenue in the City of Westminster, London. This made-for-live-radio performance was broadcast on the Monday Monday radio program. Unfortunately no recordings are known to exist for this performance.

Set List: Purple Haze // Foxey Lady

1967 April April 10 BBC Playhouse Theatre City of Westminster Greater London Media Radio Appearance The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

April 10, 1967

Following their appearance on the BBC’s Monday Monday radio show, Hendrix conducts several press interviews back at his Upper Berkeley Street flat. These interviews are later published in Melody Maker (April 15 with Chris Welch) and in Disc & Music Echo (April 15).One interview by Leif H. Andersson is broadcast on the Swedish radio show Pop 67 med Amerikalisten (April 19).

1967 43 Upper Berkeley Street April April 10 City of Westminster Greater London interview Interviews Jimi's Apartment Marylebone Monday Monday radio show United Kingdom

April 10, 1967

Returning to Olympic Studios, Manager Chas Chandler guided The Experience back through the April 4th recordings of “Third Stone From The Sun.”

The session featured two non-musical tracks called described on the tape boxes as “Wild Chat” and “Noises” which featured Hendrix and Chandler talking through a variety of science fiction inspired passages. “Noises” featured Hendrix talking about the markings that Engineer George Chkiantz had made on the tape boxes that evening.

Several segments of these recordings, including the classic, “and you’ll never hear surf music again…” were incorporated into the final mix of “Third Stone From The Sun.”

Tape Log: Third Stone From The Sun // Wild Chat // Noises

1967 April 10 Chas Chandler City of London Greater London Olympic Studios Recording Studio Recordings United Kingdom

April 11, 1967

Continuing with the UK package tour featuring The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones; The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Granada in Bedford.

Set List: (partial) Hey Joe // Purple Haze

1967 April April 11 Bedford Bedfordshire Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Granada Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 11, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience participate in a photo shoot at the Anim management office in London.

1967 48 Gerrard Street Anim Office April April 11 Band City of Westminster London Photo Session The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

April 12, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Gaumont Cinema in Southampton as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 12 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Gaumont Live live performance MC Nick Jones Southampton Hampshire The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 12, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Björn Lundholm for an April 19th feature in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

1967 43 Upper Berkeley Street April April 12 Björn Lundholm City of Westminster Greater London interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Jimi's Apartment Marylebone United Kingdom

April 13, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Gaumont Cinema in Wolverhampton as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 13 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Gaumont Live live performance MC Nick Jones Staffordshire The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom Wolverhampton

April 13, 1967

Following their evening performance at Gaumont Cinema, Jimi Hendrix jams with The Californians at The Kingfisher Club in Wall Heath.

1967 April April 13 jam session Jimi Hendrix Staffordshire Stories The Californians The Kingfisher Country Club United Kingdom Wall Heath

April 14, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Bolton, Great Manchester as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 14 Bolton Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Greater Manchester Live live performance MC Nick Jones Odeon The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 15, 1967

Continuing with the UK package tour featuring The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones; The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Blackpool.

Hendrix later said in an interview, “Although I wasn’t scared starting my first big tour, we did wonder how they would accept us, there being so many different acts and us probably the most extreme of all. In Blackpool, the police slipped Mitch and Noel through side doors and took me around the block five times before helping me in. I lost some hair, but I might have lost the lot if they hadn’t been guarding me!”

1967 April April 15 Blackpool Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Lancashire Live live performance MC Nick Jones Odeon The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 16, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at De Montford Hall in Leicester as they continued as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 16 Cat Stevens De Montford Hall Engelbert Humperdinck Leicester Leicestershire Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 17, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two songs, “Manic Depression” and “Purple Haze” for the BBC Two program Late Night Line-Up. The show airs on May 17th as part of their show “Psychedelic Happening,” which also featured an interview with the band.

Unfortunately, the original tapes from the program were never preserved and all that remains is a copy tape from a later re-broadcast of the program that omitted “Purple Haze.” This source tape was used in 1998 for the inclusion of “Manic Depression” on the acclaimed compilation The Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions.

Set List: Manic Depression // Purple Haze

1967 April April 17 City of London Kingsway Studio Late Night Line-Up London United Kingdom Media Television Appearance The Jimi Hendrix Experience

April 18, 1967

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Hugh Nolan for the April 22 edition of Disc & Music Echo at his Upper Berkeley Street flat.

1967 Interview Jimi's Apartment 43 Upper Berkeley Street April April 18 City of Westminster Disc & Music Echo Greater London Hugh Nolan Interviews Jimi Hendrix Marylebone United Kingdom

April 18, 1967

Jimi Hendrix (playing bass guitar) reportedly jams with Ben E. King and Georgie Fame at The Speakeasy in London.

1967 April April 18 Ben E. King City of Westminster Georgie Fame jam session Jimi Hendrix London Stories The Speakeasy United Kingdom

April 19, 1967

Continuing with the UK package tour featuring The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones; The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Blackpool.

Hendrix later said in an interview, “Although I wasn’t scared starting my first big tour, we did wonder how they would accept us, there being so many different acts and us probably the most extreme of all. In Blackpool, the police slipped Mitch and Noel through side doors and took me around the block five times before helping me in. I lost some hair, but I might have lost the lot if they hadn’t been guarding me!”

1967 April April 19 Birmingham Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Jimi Hendrix Live live performance MC Nick Jones Odeon The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom West Midlands

April 20, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the ABC Cinema as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

Set List: (partial) Hey Joe // Purple Haze

1967 ABC Cinema April April 20 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Lincoln Lincolnshire Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 20, 1967

Following their performance at the ABC Cinema, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed for a feature in the April 21st edition of The Lincolnshire Echo.

1967 ABC Cinema April April 20 interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Lincoln Lincolnshire United Kingdom

April 21, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the City Hall in Newcastle as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 21 Cat Stevens City Hall Engelbert Humperdinck Live live performance MC Nick Jones Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Northumberland The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

April 22, 1967

Continuing with the UK package tour featuring The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones; The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Manchester.

Hendrix later said in an interview, “Although I wasn’t scared starting my first big tour, we did wonder how they would accept us, there being so many different acts and us probably the most extreme of all. In Blackpool, the police slipped Mitch and Noel through side doors and took me around the block five times before helping me in. I lost some hair, but I might have lost the lot if they hadn’t been guarding me!”

1967 April April 22 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Greater Manchester Live live performance Manchester MC Nick Jones Odeon The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 23, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Gaumont Cinema in Hanley, Staffordshire as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 23 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Gaumont Hanley Live live performance MC Nick Jones Staffordshire The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 25, 1967

Beginning late in the evening of April 24th and through the early hours of April 25th, Hendrix joined Chas Chandler and Eddie Kramer at Olympic Studios to work on final mixes (stereo and mono) for several songs slated for inclusion on Are You Experienced, including: “Foxey Lady,” “Manic Depression,” “May This Be Love,” “Fire,” “Remember,” “Third Stone From The Sun,” and “Love Or Confusion.”

Tape Log: Foxey Lady // Manic Depression // May This Be Love // Fire // Remember // Third Stone From The Sun // Love Or Confusion

1967 April April 25 Chas Chandler City of London eddie kramer Greater London Jimi Hendrix Olympic Studios Recording Studio Recordings United Kingdom

April 25, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at Colston Hall in Bristol as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

Set List: (partial) Hey Joe // Purple Haze

1967 April April 25 Bristol Cat Stevens Colston Hall Engelbert Humperdinck Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 25, 1967

Chas Chandler is interviewed at the flat he shared with Jimi Hendrix for a feature published in April 29 issue of Disc & Music Echo.

1967 25 43 Upper Berkeley Street April Chas Chandler City of Westminster Disc & Music Echo Greater London interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Jimi's Apartment Marylebone United Kingdom

April 26, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Capitol in Cardiff, Wales as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 26 Capitol Cardiff Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Live live performance MC Nick Jones South Glamorgan The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom Wales

April 27, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at ABC Cinema in Aldershot as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 ABC Cinema Aldershot April April 27 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Hampshire Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 27, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience is interviewed by Steve Mann for a May 5 feature article in The Aldershot News.

1967 ABC Cinema Aldershot April April 27 Hampshire interview Interviews Steve Mann The Aldershot News The Jimi Hendrix Experience United Kingdom

April 28, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Adelphi in Slough, Berkshire as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 Adelphi April April 28 Berskhire Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Live live performance MC Nick Jones Slough The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom

April 29, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Winter Gardens in Bournemouth as part of the ‘package tour’ alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.

1967 April April 29 Bournemouth Cat Stevens Dorset Engelbert Humperdinck Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom Winter Gardens

April 30, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s first UK Tour comes to a close following two final performances at Granada theatre in Tooting (London). Once again the evening includes performances by The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones; The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Granada in Bedford.

1967 April April 30 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Granada Greater London Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers Tooting United Kingdom

April 30, 1967

Jimi Hendrix and Chas Chandler are interviewed at their shared flat in London, by Ray Jones for the May edition of Beat Instrumental magazine.

1967 43 Upper Berkeley Street April April 30 Beat Instrumental Chas Chandler City of Westminster Greater London interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Jimi's Apartment magazine Marylebone Ray Jones United Kingdom

July 29, 1967

Radio promo announcing a “new group,” The Jimi Hendrix Experiencing were joining The Monkees tour and were scheduled to appear on July 29, 1967 in Detroit, MI. The Experience would not perform on this date, having left the tour following their July 16 performance in Queens, New York.

Jimi Hendrix Radio Promo 07/29/1967 by jimihendrixrootmusic

1967 Detroit Jimi Hendrix july 29 Media MI new group new york Queens Radio Promo The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Monkees tour

January 01, 1968

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

BBC Broadcasting House interview Interviews London Portland Place the experience

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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January 10, 1968

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

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January 11, 1968

Hendrix is interviewed for a January 12 Expressen story.

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January 15, 1968

The second Experience album, Axis: Bold As Love, (Reprise Records, RS 6281) is released in America.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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January 25, 1968

The Experience rehearse at Middle Earth in Covent Garden.

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January 26, 1968

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

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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.”

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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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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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March 01, 1968

Jimi Hendrix, along with Noel Redding, spends the evening at The Scene Club in New York City.

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March 02, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at Hunter College in New York. The band is supported by John Hammond Jr., Soft Machine, and Mark Boyle’s Sense Laboratory. The Experience’s first show consists of “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxey Lady,” “Purple Haze,” “I Don’t Live Today,” and “Wild Thing.” The second show, a 35-minute set consists of “Tax Free,” “Foxey Lady,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Killing Floor,” and “Red House.” The March 18, 1968 edition of RAT, Subterranean News includes references to the Experience’s performance on this evening, which includes set list references. Michael Thomas interviews Hendrix for an Eye story published in July of the same year. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is photographed in concert at Hunter College, New York, NY on March 2, 1968. Photo: Jeremy Ross / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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March 03, 1968

Accompanied on the bill by Dantes, 4 O’Clock Balloon, and Soft Machine, The Experience play Vets Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio.

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March 04, 1968

Redding and Mitch Mitchell fly to Nassau (The Bahamas), while Hendrix returns to New York. In the evening, he jams with Eric Clapton at The Scene Club.

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March 05, 1968

Melody Maker’s Frank Simpson interviews Hendrix for a March 16 piece.

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March 06, 1968

Mitchell and Redding return to New York. Hendrix jams with The Hollies at The Scene Club.

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March 07, 1968

Hendrix and friends, including The Doors’ Jim Morrison jam at The Scene Club (301 West 46th Street) in New York. Among the songs performed are “Red House,” “I’m Gonna Leave This Town,” “Bleeding Heart,” “Tomorrow Never Knows,” and “Sunshine Of Your Love.” As Hendrix breaks in the Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows” Morrison falls to the floor and begins moaning obscenities into the microphone.

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March 08, 1968

The Experience performs at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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March 09, 1968

Supported by Soft Machine, The Experience play New York State University in Long Island, New York. Included in the evening’s performance are “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”

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March 10, 1968

The Experience play two shows at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The band is joined by Soft Machine and Mark Boyle’s Sense Laboratory. The first set includes: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxey lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Red House,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.” The second set, lasting 36-minutes consists of “Killing Floor,” “Foxey Lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Fire,” “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”

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March 14, 1968

Hendrix attends a reception for Soft Machine at The Scene Club.

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March 15, 1968

The Experience and Soft Machine play two sold out at Atwood Hall on the campus of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Among the songs performed on this night include: “Are You Experienced?,” “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “Foxey Lady,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.” Jack Tubert interviews Hendrix for the Worcester Daily Telegraph for a story published the next day. The band is also interviewed by Tony Palmer for a November 3 BBC broadcast, “All My Loving.”

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March 15, 1968

Here’s the voice of Experience — Jimi Hendrix – Jane Scott They’re hotter than a Hullabaloo at high noon in Haiti. And it’s only 11 more days (count ’em!) until the big Experience at Public Music Hall. So what will the Jimi Hendrix Experience play at the two WKYC whambangs on March 12? They never know, Jimi admitted in a telephone interview from New York. “SEE, WE get out there and someone says ‘What shall we do”’ and then somehow we do it,” said bass-guitar player Noel Redding, 22. That should go down somewhere as the understatement of ’68. Jimi was voted the world’s top pop musician in Britain’s anual Melody Makers Poll this fall. The trio’s Reprise LP “Axis: Bold as Love” whipped up 116 places on the charts in one week. It’s No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot LP list now. Their first show here sold out in one hour and 45 minutes and the second is a sell-out, too. WELL, YES, they’re a little controversial. Jimi has been known to smash his guitar to smithereens, play it on his stomach or even with his teeth. The San Francisco Daughters of the American Revolution blocked the trio’s appearance with the Monkees last year. And that hair! “They seem to be singing their way to an electrocution,” wrote a Newsweek reporter. Does look a little like old scared Shredded Wheat. “Mine is only to my shoulders so I’m letting it grow,” said Noel. “It’s sort of curly and it kind of sticks out. I have to wash it every other day.” RIGHT now they all have moustaches, but may shave them before Cleveland day. “Right now I’m wearing red boots, pink trousers, a ruffly shirt and a yellow jacket,” reported Noel. “And Jim, he’s over there in green trousers and a blue ruffled shirt and a big black hat with a feather that’s broke off at the top.” The Experience were having their pictures taken for a magazine. But Newsweek hasn’t heard the half of it. “THE OTHER night after our Washington show Mitch (Mitch Mitchell the drummer) poked his head in my room and said he thought he’d like to go to London and we haven’t seen him since,” said Noel. (Mitch is due back today, though.) You know the scoop. Noel and Mitch are 22 and 21-year-old Englishmen and Jimi is a Seattle native, 22, who made it big in Britain. Why do they call themselves the Experience? “Because good, bad or indifferent, it’s an experience.” said Jimi. NOW ABOUT that first name. “My grandmother spelled it that way,” he answered. Jimi, born Nov. 27, 1945, had two big breaks, one of them good. The first was a back injury after a parachute jump that closed his military career at 16. The second was a drop-in visit from Chas Chandler of the Animals at his gig with a combo in the Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village. Chandler talked Hendrix into heading for England. “And that’s where I met him,” said Noel. I came down to audition for the Animals and this guy comes up and asked me if I could play bass. I said ‘I’ll have it a try,’ and I was in.” ONE MONTH later the Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first gig in Paris and the rest is history. You know about their smash success at the Monterey Internationa] Pop Festival in June. Noel, born in Folkstone, Kent on Dec. 25, 1945, started out on the violin at 13, studied art a year at an art college. “Modern art, it was. Lost my touch a bit now, but I could always go back someday,” he said. He borrowed that money for the historic audition. The other member, Mitch, had a fiery career before becoming “Experienced.” He began training in dancing and acting at age three, did TV commercials at 10 and traveled around the world a year with Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames. Mitch was also a demand drummer on London recording sessions and played in the orchestra of Britian’s TV show, “Ready, Steady, Go.” MITCH WAS born in London on July 9, 1946. “We all live in London now, but were kind of elusive about where,” said Noel. How would THEY describe a Jimi Hendrix Experience? “I don’t know. We’re wild, I guess. And free. We just play what we want. We’re just us. Well, I’d guess you’d say we’re spontaneous. Once I fell off a stage, in Milwaukee. I got a big scratch on me leg. It’s still there,” said Noel. NOEL DIGS Ray Charles, the Beatles, the small Faces, the Traffic. (“You haven’t heard about them? You will!”) and the Move. Speaking of moves, traveling has kept them from getting married. “Mitch was engaged last year but it broke off. Not enough time,” Noel said. Noel would consider the rings and rice bit in maybe three years. “American girls” They’re different but I can’t tell you how,” he said. The group hopes to have their third album out by May. Noel did three songs on it, but the majority was written by Jimi. “I LIKE the softer songs, like ‘Burn the Midnight Lamp,’ ” said Jimi. That’s on the next album. And this top trio click in off hours, too. Cameras, that is. Mitch has a Nikon. Noel has a Yashica and a movie camera and Jimi has everything from a Polaroid to a Reflex. But Jimi Hendrix had his biggest experience Feb. 33. He went back to Seattle. Back to Garfield High where he’d dropped out when he was 16. And got an honorary diploma. Incidentally, this was one performance where teens didn’t have to have tickets. The principal dismissed the first hour classes to hear him.

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March 16, 1968

The Experience, Soft Machine, The Hanseatic League, and Terry and The Telstars perform at Lewiston Armory in Lewiston, Maine.

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March 17, 1968

Hendrix jams at New York’s Café A Go Go with Elvin Bishop, Harvey Brooks, and Paul Butterfield. Featured are “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” “Stormy Monday,” “Three Little Bears,” and “Little Wing.”

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March 19, 1968

The Experience, along with Soft Machine, play two shows at the Capitol Theatre in Ottawa, Canada. The first show includes: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “Red House,” and “I Don’t Live Today.” The second show features: “Killing Floor,” “Tax Free,” “Red House,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.” Hendrix continued to write in his journal regularly and includes this entry about today. “Arrived in Ottawa – Beautiful hotel – Strange people … Beautiful dinner. Talked to Joni Mitchell on the phone – I think I’ll record her tonight with my excellent tape recorder. knock on wood Hmm … can’t find any wood — everything’s plastic. Beautiful view. Marvelous sound on first show. Good on 2nd. Good recording. Went down to the little club to see Joni – fantastic girl with heaven words – we all go to party – OK.. millions of girls. Listen to tapes and smoked back at hotel.” Jimi Hendrix is photographed in concert during one of two performance at the Capitol Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on March 19, 1968. Photo: Ian McLeish / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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March 20, 1968

Hendrix writes in his journal today: “We left Ottawa City today – I kissed Joni goodbye, slept in the car awhile. Stopped at a highway diner. I mean a Real one like in the movies. Mitch and I discuss our plans for movie. Slight disagreement here and there but it will be soon straightened out. Nothing happened in Rochester tonight. Went to a very bad bad (illegible) bad tasting restaurant. Thugs follow us. They probably was sacred. Couldn’t figure us out. Me with my Indian hat and Mexican moustach [sic], Mitch with his fairy tale jacket and Noel with his leapeord [sic] band hat and glasses and hair. And accent. G’nite all.”

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March 21, 1968

The Experience, Soft Machine, Jesse First Carnival, and Mark Boyle’s Sense Laboratory play the Community War Memorial in Rochester, New York. The performance includes: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxey Lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.” Jimi writes in his diary, “Today we play Rochester, NY. Really a strange town … oh well … two girls came up to my room by the names of Heidi and Barbra [sic]. Real groovy people. We played one show tonight. Very bad P.A. Bad hall, patient people, but I kind of lost my temper with everything in general. Recorded show with tape recorder. After show we go to girls house with party material. Someone outside got beat up the (illegible). Stayed there over night in the (illegible) room. OK.”

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March 22, 1968

The Experience appear at The Bushnell Memorial Hall, accompanied by The Bowl and Soft Machine. The March 23, 1968 edition of The Hartford Courant indicates that “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Fire,” “I Don’t Live Today,” and “Little Wing” are performed on this evening. Jimi makes another journal entry, “Today we are in Hartford ((illegible) I had a beautiful diary I kept while we were in Sweden – and of course I lost it. Hmmm… I wonder what Catherina is doing now. I must call her soon before she gets to Switzerland. She’s the only thing I have to hold on to that’s real. Better call her soon. Beautiful room I have. Bought more film, tape, ect… Just came back from gig. Terrible – the people thought we were great. Stage manager dropped the power right into the middle of our act. So I am depressed. Gonna get completed smashed… Let’s see … Where’s that bottle – hmmmm …”

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March 23, 1968

The Experience, Soft Machine, Jesse First Carnival, and Mark Boyle’s Sense Laboratory perform at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.

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March 24, 1968

The Experience play the IMA Auditorium in Flint, Michigan. They are joined on the bill by Soft Machine, The Rationals, and Fruit of the Loom.

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March 25, 1968

Hendrix jams with a band named Good Earth at Otto’s Grotto in Cleveland, Ohio. He is interviewed by Jane Scott of The Plain Dealer. The interview is published on March 29.

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March 26, 1968

Hendrix and Redding are interviewed on-air by Chuck Dunaway at WKYC in Cleveland. They also answer questions from callers. Hendrix, known for his love of fast cars, buys a blue Corvette Stingray at Blaushild’s Chevrolet in Cleveland. In an interview with John McDermott, Leon Dicker (attorney & US representative for Yameta, the Animals’ parent company), recalls “I knew he [Jimi] didn’t have a driver’s license… He drove it once – down a one-way street. He was cited for that, as well as not having a driving license. The next day, Hendrix left for Indiana, and [Michael] Jeffery had the car shipped to New York.” That night, the band plays two shows at The Public Music Hall. The first show includes: “Foxey Lady,” “Catfish Blues,” “Hey Joe,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.” The second performance featured: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Fire,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Red House,” “Foxey Lady,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Manic Depression,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.” Redding recalls the evening was marred by “a very real bomb scare at the hall,” which reportedly delayed the second show for a while. Hendrix is interviewed by Dick Wootten for The Cleveland Press (March 27); The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine (April 28); and Bruno Bornino for The Cleveland Press (March 29). During the interview with Bornino, Hendrix gives him a string of love beads.

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March 27, 1968

The Experience, Soft Machine, Glass Calendar, and Mark Boyle’s Sense Laboratory play the Teen America Building, Lion’s Delaware County Fairgrounds, in Muncie, Indiana.

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March 27, 1968

March 27, 1968 Jimi Hendrix Experience is the wildest thing here – Jane Scott “And now “Wild Thing!'” announced Jimi Hendrix. Then the wildness began last night at Public Music Hall. The tall, stove-pipe slim singer in the rainbow-hued jacket and big black hat started making love to his white guitar. He played it with his teeth. He knelt in front of it. He tore off the strings. And he tossed it behind him. “What an experience!” said Chris Bernard, 16, of Rocky River High. “Wow! This was the ultimate!” “GREATEST thing I’ve seen,” said Denny Marek, player with the local Lost Souls group. “After this Motown is dead.” Some thought it was too great. Police pushed four or five boys off the stage. “They swung at me, but I got it,” exulted John Paulisin, 15, Cathedral Latin School, holding up a guitar string. This was Jimi Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell and guitarist Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience and it was an experience that many will never forget. WOULD YOU believe a Seattle-born Negro who had to go to England to make it? A left-hander who plays a right-handed Fender guitar backwards? Hendrix is the hottest musical property since the Monkees. He was voted top pop musician in the world in England’s Melody Maker’s Poll last year. “Freakin” funky,” Hendrix described his music yesterday afternoon. At 8:15 p.m. WKYC’s emcee, Chuck Dunaway, stopped the show to ask teens to look under their seats. Three threatening phone calls had been received, but were proved to be a hoax. Hendrix received $18,000 for the two shows but will leave a reported $8,000 here. He bought a blue Corvette with all the trimmings at Blaushild’s Chevrolet earlier yesterday.

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March 28, 1968

The Experience play two shows at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are joined on the bill by Soft Machine. Hendrix and Redding are interviewed by The Cincinnati Inquirer. The story is published April 7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed during their performance at the Xavier University Fieldhouse in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 28, 1968. Photo: © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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March 29, 1968

The Experience, joined by Soft Machine, play Chicago University.

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March 30, 1968

The Experience, again supported by Soft Machine, play Toledo University in Toledo, Ohio.

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March 31, 1968

The Experience, Soft Machine, and Woody’s Truck Stop play the Arena in Philadelphia.

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April 01, 1968

The Experience arrive in Montreal, Canada.

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April 02, 1968

The Experience play Paul Sauve Arena, supported by Soft Machine and Olivus. During the 46-minute performance, the band performs “Killing Floor,” “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Manic Depression,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”

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April 04, 1968

On the day Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated, The Experience play two shows at The Civic Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon hearing of the black leader’s death, Hendrix and the band return immediately to New York. Hendrix is interviewed by Joseph V. Phillips for an April 6 story in The Virginia Pilot. Noel Redding is photographed on stage during The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s April 4, 1968 performance at the Civic Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photo: Lorette Geary / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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April 05, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are scheduled to play at the Symphony Hall in Newark, New Jersey. After playing one improvisation that he dedicated to the slain activist, Hendrix left the stage. He later jammed with Buddy Guy at Generation in New York City.

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April 06, 1968

The Experience play Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.

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April 07, 1968

Hendrix jams with Roy Buchanan at the Generation Club (52 West 8th Street) in New York. Although not performing with Hendrix, other bands performing tonight include Buddy Guy and Janis Joplin and Big Brother. Monterey Pop filmmaker, D.A. Pennebaker filmed the jam sessions and later released the short documentary, Wake At Generation which includes one of the jam numbers by Hendrix.

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April 08, 1968

At New York’s Drake Hotel (East 56th Street), Hendrix records 36-minutes of demos in his room, including: “Long Hot Summer Night,” “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be),” “Moon Turn The Tides … Gently, Gently Away,” “Angel,” “Cherokee Mist,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Voodoo Chile,” and “Gypsy Eyes.” Eleven minutes of recordings including “Angel,” “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be),” and “Moon Turn The Tides … Gently, Gently Away” are broadcast on the Bob Harris Show on BBC Radio 1 on November 13, 1992.

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April 09, 1968

Hendrix jams at The Generation with Elvin Bishop (guitar), Buzzy Feiton (bass), Phillip Wilson (drums), Don Martin (guitar), Al Kooper (organ), and Paul Butterfield (harmonica).

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April 11, 1968

Chris Welch interviews Mitch Mitchell for Melody Maker. The piece is published on April 20.

Chris Welch Interviews Melody Maker Mitch Mitchell

April 12, 1968

Smash Hits is released in the United Kingdom (Track, 613 400). The album includes: “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Can You See Me,” “51st Anniversary,” “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free,” “The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice,” “Manic Depression,” “Highway Chile,” “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp,” and “Foxy Lady.”

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April 13, 1968

Peter Goodman of Beat Instrumental conducts a phone interview with Hendrix. The interview is published in May.

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April 15, 1968

Derek Boltwood interviews Hendrix for Record Mirror. The story is published the following month.

Derek Boltwood Hendrix interview Interviews Record Mirror

April 18, 1968

The Experience record “Long Hot Summer Night” at The Record Plant (321 West 44th Street) in New York. Al Kooper later overdubs piano on the track. It was during this session that Hendrix gave Kooper his Stratocaster, (See Issue #5, page 6, ‘None Take Hendrix Strat’ for details on recent Auction featuring this guitar).

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April 19, 1968

The Experience and Soft Machine play Troy Armory in Troy, New York.

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April 20, 1968

For three days, the band rehearses and records “Little Miss Strange” at The Record Plant. The track is first recorded under the title, “Lilacs For Captain Curry’s Coffin” (or “Little Miss Strange Test Session”). On the second day of recordings, the song takes it’s final naming incarnation, “Little Miss Strange.”

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April 22, 1968

In addition to the final recordings for Redding’s “Little Miss Strange,” five recordings of “1983… (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)” were laid to tape. Overdubs a rough mixes were also developed for “Three Little Bears” and “Gypsy Eyes.”

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April 23, 1968

Redding’s four-hour sessions at The Record Plant resulted in the addition of additional acoustic guitars to “Little Miss Strange.”

Little Miss Strange Recording Redding the Record Plant

April 26, 1968

Back at The Record Plant, this emotionally trying session for the group resulted in several takes of “Gypsy Eyes” for which little progress was seen.

Gypsy Eyes Recording the Record Plant

April 27, 1968

The debut of Peter Green’s film, See My Music Talking (aka Experience) is shown at the Montreaux International Film Festival in Switzerland.

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April 28, 1968

Hendrix and Mitchell record 41 takes of “Gypsys Eyes” at The Record Plant. Later that night Redding prepares a rough mix of “Little Miss Strange” and also additional rhythm parts onto the April 20th master tape of “Little Miss Strange.”

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May 01, 1968

The Experience work at the Record Plant in New York City. During the session, the group creates the basic track for “House Burning Down” and complete the recordings of “Gypsy Eyes” with take 5 being marked as ‘complete.’ The group also revisit “Tax Free” with Hendrix playing his guitar through a Leslie speaker on two of the takes; the later being marked as ‘use.’

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May 02, 1968

Recording for “Three Little Bears” would take place at the Record Plant, where Steve Winwood, Jack Casady and a host of others visited the group. Although Hendrix originally coined the title, “Cherokee Mist” for the session, he later settled on “Three Little Bears” as its final working title. Throughout the session, Jimi developed a jazzy rhythm pattern that would eventually become “South Saturn Delta.” As the session progressed, Hendrix and bassist, Noel Redding get into a heated argument about the number of people in the studio. In his autobiography, Are You Experienced? Redding says, “There were tons of people in the studio – you couldn’t even move. It was a party not a session. He just said, ‘Relax man…’ I’d been relaxing for months, so I relaxed my way right out the place, not caring if I ever saw him again.” Taking a break from the session Hendrix leads an entourage to their local hangout at the Scene Club for some fun. Afterwards, Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, Eddie Kramer, Winwood, Casady, Larry Coryell and others, return to the Record Plant to jam. These jams would become the foundation of “Voodoo Chile.” A number of recordings with Winwood and Casady participating were laid to tape on this night, with 3 of the takes being fused together as “Voodoo Chile Blues,” which was released on MCA’s 1994 release – :Blues.

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May 03, 1968

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.

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May 04, 1968

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.”

Larry Coryell Little Little Girl Noel Redding Record Plant Recording Voodoo Child

May 05, 1968

Returning once again to the Record Plant, the Experience prepare a rough mix of “House Burning Down” but later mark it ‘Don’t Use’ and discard it. Overdubs, including Jimi’s lead guitar part for Redding’s “Little Miss Strange” are completed, as is the final mix of the track.

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May 08, 1968

The Experience complete rough mixes for “Three Little Bears,” “Voodoo Chile,” and “Long Hot Summer Night” during sessions at the Record Plant. Jimi also returned to the April 22 recordings of “1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)” by adding a series of new recordings that were later added as edit sections to create a single, unified master. With Hendrix taking the music in his own direction, Chas Chandler stepped down as the producer for the Electric Ladyland project. “Both I and the group were exhausted,” explained Chandler in an interview with John McDermott for the book Jimi Hendrix Sessions. “I had spent three years with the Animals, and the next day I was working with Hendrix. I had put in as much time on the job as Hendrix, Mitchell, and Redding – plus my time with the Animals. The last thing I wanted to be doing was fighting with Jimi in the studio and then (Michael) Jeffrey in the office. I just walked away.” In a separate session, also at the Record Plant, Noel Redding worked recorded “How Can I Live” with engineer Gary Kellgren.

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May 10, 1968

The Experience perform two shows at the Fillmore East in New York City, with support from Sly & the Family Stone and the Joshua Light Show. One of the sets, lasting 50 minutes includes performances of “Lover Man,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “Red House,” “Hey Joe,” “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”

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May 17, 1968

The Experience completed an overdub and mixdown session for “Gypsy Eyes” at the Record Plant.

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May 18, 1968

Supported by the Mothers of Invention, Arthur Brown, Blue Cheer and John Lee Hooker, The Experience perform two shows at the Miami Pop Festival in Hallendale, Florida. Among the songs performed during the second show include “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” and “Purple Haze.” Eddie Kramer was flown down to Miami to record the group’s performance for posterity. Although recordings were made, the second day’s cancellation threw the promoters into bankruptcy. Both audio and film footage (ABC-TV) of the event was seized, their whereabouts remain a mystery.

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May 19, 1968

A second day of performances at the Miami Pop Festival is cancelled due to a torrential thunderstorm. During the drive back to the hotel from Gulf Stream Park, Jimi begins to write “Rain Day, Dream Away.”

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May 20, 1968

Hendrix reportedly jams with Noel Redding, Frank Zappa, Arthur Brown, Steve Paul and Jimmy Carl Black at the Wreck Bar in the Castaways Hotel in Miami, Florida during the early morning hours. Redding boards a plane to return to London later that day.

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May 21, 1968

Back in London, Noel Redding offers Neville Chesters a job as Road Manager for the upcoming Experience tour of Italy.

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May 22, 1968

Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding and his sister Vicki, and Eric Barrett arrive in Italy after flying from London’s Heathrow International Airport.

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May 23, 1968

Hendrix arrives at the Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy after flying from Miami, Florida (by-way of New York). Daniela Cohen of Ciao 2001 photographs Jimi and Noel sitting on the grass outside the Windsor Hotel. Although scheduled to perform two shows at the Piper Club in Milan, the first show is cancelled because Italian customs officials delay the Experience’s gear at the airport. The second show proceeds with a more than two thousand people trying to gain admission to the show.

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May 24, 1968

The Experience perform two shows at Teatro Brancaccio in Rome, Italy supported by Doctor K’s Blues Band, The Triad, Balletto Franco Estill Group and Pier Franco Colonna. Among the songs performed were “Hey Joe,” “The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp,” “Fire,” and “Foxey Lady.” Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage during The Experience’s second show on May 24, 1968 at Teatro Bracaccio in Rome, Italy. Photo: Francesca Codispoti / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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May 25, 1968

The Experience are interviewed and photographed by Swiss reporter, Winnie Land and her husband at the Fleming Hotel. The interview is printed in the May 30, 1968 edition of Blick. Two additional performances are given at Teatro Brancaccio with the same supporting acts as the previous night. Afterwards, the Experience head to the Titan Club.

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May 26, 1968

Performing two shows at the Palasport in Bolgna, Italy the Experience are supported by the Cliffters, Ivan and the Meteors, and Keith Anderson & Wood Groups among others. Their first set, lasting roughly 45 minutes included “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free,” “Red House,” a medley of “Tax Free” & “Come On (Part One)”, “Purple Haze,” and “Foxey Lady.”

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May 27, 1968

The Experience travel from Bologna to London, making stops in both Milan and Geneva before arriving at their final destination. Once at Heathrow, Hendrix is quickly whisked away for a return flight back to New York City.

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May 30, 1968

Mitchell and Redding are joined by nearly forty British musicians, including the Move, Traffic, John Mayall, and Eric Burdon on a charter flight from Heathrow to Kloten airport in Zurich, Switzerland. Upon arrival the bands take part in an afternoon press reception. Hendrix arrives later in the afternoon, after flying to Zurich from New York. This grand event, dubbed Pop-Montserkonzert was to feature two successive nights of performances at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Each night kicked off with a fashion show by local boutique, Bernie’s. Once the fashions were put aside, a series of bands – one after the other – took to the stage, including: Anselmo Trend, Sauterelles, Hardy Hepp, the Koobas, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Traffic, the Move, Eric Burdon and the New Animals, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The Experience’s 50+ minute set included: “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Stone Free,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Red House,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxey Lady,” “Manic Depression,” “Fire,” and “Purple Haze.”

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May 31, 1968

Hendrix jams with members of Traffic, including Dave Mason, Chris Wood, Steve Winwood, Trevor Burton, Carl Wayne and Vic Briggs at Hallenstadion. Chris Wood records the jam on his portable tape recorder. The second night of performances for the Pop-Montserkonzert take place at Hallenstadion. Afterwards, Keith Altham interviews Hendrix for the June 8 edition of New Musical Express.

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June 01, 1968

The Experience fly from Zurich, Switzerland to London, England.

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June 04, 1968

The Experience rehearse for their upcoming recordings for Dusty Springfield’s television program, It Must Be Dusty at ITV Television Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

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June 05, 1968

A live recording session for It Must Be Dusty take place at ITV, Elstree Studios, Studio D in Borehamwood. Included in the recordings are “Stone Free,” “Mockingbird” (with both Hendrix and Springfield on vocals), and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” The 15-minutes of recordings are later broadcast on July 12, 1968.

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June 07, 1968

Hendrix, Mitchell and Redding travel from London to New York City.

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June 08, 1968

Hendrix jams with the Electric Flag at the Fillmore East in New York.

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June 10, 1968

Buddy Miles, Mike Finnigan, Larry Faucette and Freddy Smith joined Hendrix in New York City’s Record Plant studios to record “Rainy Day, Dream Away.” Additional jams were also recorded in the studio, but are merely labeled on the surviving tape box as “Blow.” Hendrix also completes a series of overdubs and mixes for “Voodoo Chile,” “House Burning Down,” and “1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be).” Also present in the studio on this date is Velvert Turner.

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June 11, 1968

It is unknown to what extent any studio efforts on this date had as no multitrack masters or tape copies are known to exist. However, the master list of tape boxes from the Record Plant sesssions refers to a track titled, “Inside Out” as having been recorded on this date. It has been reported that Buddy Miles, Jack Bruce and Jim McCarty may have joined Hendrix in the studio on this date.

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June 12, 1968

Redding and Mitchell travel to Majorca, Spain with Kathy Etchingham, Angie Burdon, Gerry Stickles, and Neil Landon.

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June 13, 1968

Jeff Beck joins Hendrix in a charity jam session at Reality House Rehabilitation Center in New York City.

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June 15, 1968

Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton join Hendrix during a jam session at the Scene Club, New York.

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June 16, 1968

Jimi and Jeff Beck jam at the Daytop Music Festival on Staten Island, New York and again, later that night, at the Scene Club in New York.

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June 17, 1968

A series of overdubs and remixes of “Gypsys Eyes” are completed with Eddie Kramer at the Record Plant.

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June 22, 1968

Fusion guitarist, Larry Coryell jams with Hendrix at the Scene Club.

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June 28, 1968

The final mixes for “Rainy Day, Dream Away” are prepared are the Record Plant. It is decided that two separate songs can be created from this one recording – resulting in the original track being split into “Rainy Day, Dream Away” and “Still Raining, Still Dreaming.” Hendrix attends the Soul Together – the Martin Luther King Memorial Concert at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Jimi donates $5,000 to the memorial fund.

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June 29, 1968

Progress is made during the mixing of, “At Last … The Beginning,” which later becomes “…And The Gods Made Love” during this session at the Record Plant.

And The Gods Made Love At Last … The Beginning Record Plant Recording

July 01, 1968

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.

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July 04, 1968

Jimi, Mitch and Noel travel from New York to London’s Heathrow International Airport. Back in London, Jimi moves into his new flat at 23 Brook Street in London, W1.

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July 06, 1968

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.

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July 07, 1968

At the Record Plant, Eddie Kramer experiments with the crossfades that will link the first three songs, “Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland),” “Crosstown Traffic,” and “Voodoo Chile” together for the Electric Ladyland album.

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July 08, 1968

Melody Maker’s Alan Walsh interviews Jimi Hendrix at his manager’s (Anim), Gerrard Street office for a July 20th feature. In the interview, Hendrix makes references to the hectic recording schedule of the past, saying, “I felt we were becoming the American version of Dave Dee – nothing wrong with that, but its just not our scene. We decided we had to end that scene and get into our own thing. I was tired after of the attitude of fans they’ve bought you a house and a car and now expect you to work the way they want you to for the rest of your life. Buy we couldn’t just say, screw them, because they have their rights, too, so we decided the best way was to just cool the recording scene until we were ready with something that we wanted everyone to hear. I want people to hear us, what we’re doin’ now and try to appreciate what we’re at.”

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July 10, 1968

The Experience’s London-based management office, Anim, closes its Gerrard Street office down and moves Jane Simmons, the administrator of The Official Jimi Hendrix Fan Club to the offices of Track Records on Old Compton Street in London where she continued to manage the original Fan club.

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July 14, 1968

Eric Barrett and Keith Altham join Noel Redding on a flight from London to Terrino, Spain for a few days of relaxation.

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July 15, 1968

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.”

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July 16, 1968

Jimi, Mitch and Noel spend the day at Lauro Verde Beach in Palma, Spain. Home videos recorded by Noel Redding are later presented in the Southbank Documentary in October 1989.

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July 18, 1968

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.

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July 19, 1968

The Experience travel to London, England.

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July 22, 1968

Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Black Music for a feature article to be run in a 1969 issue.

Black Music interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix

July 24, 1968

Eddie Kramer prepared a rough mix of “Gypsy Eyes” at the Record Plant, but marks the tape box, ‘check with Jimi for usage.’

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July 25, 1968

The Experience fly from Heathrow International Airport to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

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July 26, 1968

In addition to a rough mix of “House Burning Down” being completed at the Record Plant. Gary Kellgren engineers some overdubs and a rough mix of “Long Hot Summer Night.”

Gary Kellgren House Burning Down Long Hot Summer Night Recording

July 28, 1968

Jimi, Mitch and Noel fly from New York City to Los Angeles, California.

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July 29, 1968

Gary Kellgren works on a mix of “Long Hot Summer Night” in an early morning studio session at his Record Plant studios. The Jimi Hendrix Experience receive Gold RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) awards for sales of more than $500,000 on their debut release, Are You Experienced. The presentation is made to Jimi, Mitch and Noel at Warner Brothers’ offices in Los Angeles.

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July 30, 1968

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.

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July 31, 1968

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.

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August 01, 1968

Jimi, Mitch and Noel attend a Love-In at Beauregarde Square in New Orleans with music performed by numerous local groups. Jimi speaks to the crowd from a flatbed truck, asking people to attend their concert later that night at City Park Stadium. Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage during The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s August 1, 1968 concert at City Park Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Michael Bakkum / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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August 02, 1968

A 40-minute set by the Experience is performed at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas. Their set includes performances of “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Red House,” and “Tax Free” among others. Hendrix closes the set with a destructive sequence has him destroying his Stratocaster and smashing several amps on stage.

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August 03, 1968

The Experience perform at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas supported by the Soft Machine. Their 62-minute set includes, “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Don’t Live Today,” an aborted version of “Hey Joe,” plus a few notes from “I Feel Fine” and then dive into a version of “Fire.” “Red House” follows then “Purple Haze” and closing with “Wild Thing.”

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August 04, 1968

The Experience perform at Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas. Among the songs performed at the 8:30 p.m. show are “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Fire,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” Purple Haze,” and “Manic Depression.”

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August 05, 1968

The Experience return to New York City

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August 06, 1968

Jimi Hendrix joined by Larry Coryell and members of Ten Years After for a jam at the Scene in New York City.

Jimi Hendrix Larry Coryell Live Scene Ten Years After

August 07, 1968

A mid-day session at the Record Plant yields some additional mixes of “Long Hot Summer Night,” none of which are tagged as a final version. Linda McCartney photographs the Experience in New York’s Central Park. Several small children are gathered and hang-out with Jimi, Mitch, and Noel on the Alice In Wonderland statue in the heart of Park. Hendrix later chooses these photographs for the cover of the forthcoming Electric Ladyland double-LP.

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August 10, 1968

The Experience are supported by Soft Machine for two performances at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Among the numbers performed were “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”

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August 11, 1968

Performing a 45-minute set at the Colonial Ballroom in Davenport, Iowa, the Experience play “Are You Experienced?” “Lover Man,” “Tax Free,” “Foxey Lady,” “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” and “Fire.”

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August 12, 1968

The Experience return to New York City where Hendrix joins Joan Baez in attendance at the “Operation Airlift Biafra Benefit” at the Scene Club. Hendrix reportedly performs a small set for the event. Jimi Hendrix is joined by Paul Caruso on harmonica at the Record Plant for three demo recordings of “Room Full of Mirrors.”

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August 16, 1968

The Experience perform a 45-minute set at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland with the Soft Machine as the supporting act. The set includes “Are You Experienced?” “Rock Me Baby,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Purple Haze,” “Wild Thing,” and “Star Spangled Banner.”

Columbia erriweather Post Pavilion Live Maryland the experience

August 17, 1968

The Experience travel to Atlanta where they perform at the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.. They are supported by Amboy Dukes (for the first show only), Eire Apparent, Vanilla Fudge and Soft Machine. The second show includes performances of “Red House,” “Purple Haze,” “Wild Thing,” and “Star Spangled Banner” among others.

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August 18, 1968

Supported by Eire Apparent and Soft Machine, the Experience perform a single set at Curtis Hixton Hall in Tampa, Florida.

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August 18, 1968

Radio spot promoting The Experience’s August 18, 1968 concert in Tampa, FL

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August 19, 1968

The new Jimi Hendrix film, “Experience” (aka “See My Music Talking”) by Peter Neal is shown at London’s National Film Theatre as part of a British festival of short films. The film includes a 12-string guitar solo of Hendrix performing “Hear My Train A Comin’.”

British festival Experience film Jimi Hendrix National Film Theater Peter Neal Releases

August 20, 1968

A second showing of “Experience” is made at 6:15 p.m. at London’s National Film Theatre. Supported by Soft Machine and Eire Apparent, the Experience perform two shows at the Mosque in Richmond, Virginia. Among the song performed were “I Don’t Live Today” and “Red House.” Jan Bridge interviews Jimi Hendrix for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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August 21, 1968

Completing two performances at the Civic Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Experience are once again supported by Eire Apparent and Soft Machine.

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August 23, 1968

The Experience perform as part of the “New York Rock Festival” at Singer Bowl, Flushing Meadow, Queens. Also appearing on the bill are Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Chamber Brothers and Soft Machine. The Experience’s 50-minute set consists of “Are You Experienced?” “Fire,” “Red House,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Foxey Lady,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” “Wild Thing,” and “Star Spangled Banner.” Annie Fisher of the Village Voice interviews the Experience for the August 29th issue. A late recording session at the Record Plant results in the completion of “House Burning Down” for the Electric Ladyland album.

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August 24, 1968

The Experience perform at Bushnell Memorial in Hartford, Connecticut supported by Eire Apparent. Henry B. McNulty interviews the Experience for the August 26 issue of the Hartford Courant.

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August 25, 1968

The Experience perform two shows at the Carousel Theatre in Framingham, Massachusetts with support from Soft Machine. The set includes “Johnny B. Goode,” “Hey Joe,” “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “Fire,” “Purple Haze,” “Wild Thing,” and “Star Spangled Banner.” Jimi drives back to New York City immediately following the show.

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August 26, 1968

The Experience perform at Kennedy Stadium in Bridgeport, Connecticut with support from Eire Apparent and Soft Machine.

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August 27, 1968

The Experience return to the Record Plant to put the finishing touches on their forthcoming release, Electric Ladyland. Work on “Gypsy Eyes” on this night focused on the flanging effects, which had studio engineers Eddie Kramer and Gary Kellgren physically putting pressure on the flange reel of the tape deck during recording. While Hendrix and Kramer labored over the master tape for Electric Ladyland, Kallgren, Mitchell and Redding recorded twelve-takes of Redding’s own composition, “How Can I Live,” which later appeared on the debut release for Redding’s new band, Fat Mattress. With only one more track required to complete the album, the group turned to Earl King’s “Come On (Part One)” to fill the final track. After fourteen takes, the final take was selected as the basic track for the album. Electric Ladyland was now complete.

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August 28, 1968

Radio advertisement promoting The Experience’s August 28, 1968 concert in Providence, RI

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August 30, 1968

The Experience fly from New York to Salt Lake City, Utah and book into the Newhouse Hotel. In his hotel room, Jimi Hendrix writes the intricate liner notes to Warner Bros. for the production of the Electric Ladyland. (See the liner notes from the 1997 remastered edition of Electric Ladyland for complete note transcription). The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Langoon Opera House with support from Soft Machine.

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September 01, 1968

The Experience travels to Denver, Colorado and performs a set at Red Rocks Park with support from Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine.

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September 02, 1968

Hendrix is interviewed and filmed by a local Denver based DJ for an upcoming PBS show. Hendrix writes a poem entitled, “Letter to the Room Full Of Mirrors” while at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Denver. It was also at this time that Hendrix wrote to intricate design notes for the cover of the Electric Ladyland album

Denver interview Interviews Letter to the Room Full Of Mirrors

September 03, 1968

The Experience travels to San Diego, California and later performs at Balboa Stadium with support from Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine.

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September 04, 1968

The Experience performs with Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine at the Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. The 65-minute performance included “Are You Experienced?” “Come On (Part One),” “Little Wing,” “ Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Fire,” “ Spanish Castle Magic,” “Foxey Lady,” “ Like A Rolling Stone,” “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “Hey Joe,” “Star Spangled Banner,” and “Purple Haze.” The Experience’s fifth US single, “All Along The Watchtower” b/w “The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp” (Reprise, 0767) is released.

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September 05, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience head back to the West Coast and stop by the offices of Warner Bros. Records in Los Angeles, California. In the evening, The Experience performs at the Swing Auditorium in San Bernadino with support from Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine. After their performance, Jimi, Mitch and Noel hang out at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood with Eric Burdon.

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September 06, 1968

The Experience travels to Jimi Hendrix’s hometown of Seattle, Washington. In the afternoon, Hendrix spends time with his family and friends. The Experience performs at the Seattle Center Coliseum with support from Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine. The performance includes “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Little Wing,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Red House,” “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Come On (Part One),” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” and “Star Spangled Banner.” Jimi Hendrix is photographed during a performance for a hometown crowd in Seattle, Washington at the Seattle Center Coliseum on September 6, 1968. Photo: Andy Henderson / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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September 07, 1968

Jimi travels from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to ready for a performance that night at the Pacific Coliseum. Again, Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine support The Experience. Included in the performance are renditions of “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” and “Red House” among several others. Before the show, Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell are interviewed by Terry David Mulligan for Good Rockin’ Tonight on CBC Television.

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September 08, 1968

The Experience travels to Spokane, Washington where John Bates interviews Hendrix for the September 9 issue of The Spokane Daily Chronicle. The group later performs at the Coliseum with support from Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine. The Experience’s performance includes “Foxey Lady,” “Little Wing,” “Red House,” and “Fire” among others.

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September 09, 1968

Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding travel to Portland, Oregon for an evening performance at Memorial Coliseum with support from Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine. The Experience’s set includes “Are You Experienced?” “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Little Wing,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House,” and “Purple Haze.” Jimi Hendrix is photographed in concert at the Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon on September 9, 1968. Photo: Alan Hicks / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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September 10, 1968

The Experience returns to Los Angeles, California.

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September 11, 1968

The Experience participates in a photo session for Life Magazine.

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September 13, 1968

With support from Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine, The Experience performs a show at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.

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September 14, 1968

In the afternoon, The Experience attends an autograph signing at The Groove Company, a record store in Hollywood, California. That evening, Big Brother & The Holding Company and The Chambers Brothers at a spectacular show at the famed Hollywood Bowl support The Experience. Their performance includes “Are You Experienced?” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Red House, “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Little Wing,” “Star Spangled Banner,” and “Purple Haze.” The Experience take part in a press conference where Mitch Mitchell is later interviewed by Judy Sims for the September 29 edition of Disc & Music Echo. The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed in concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on September 14, 1968. Photo: Chuck Boyd / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC Jimi Hendrix is photographed during afternoon rehearsal sessions at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on September 14, 1968. Photo: Chuck Boyd / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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September 15, 1968

The Experience travels to Sacramento, California where they perform, with support from Vanilla Fudge and Eire Apparent at the Memorial Auditorium. The performance included “Johnny B. Goode,” “Are You Experienced?” “Stone Free,” “Red House,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Feel Fine,” “Hey Joe,” “Star Spangled Banner,” and “Purple Haze.”

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September 16, 1968

The highly anticipated third release by The Jimi Hendrix Experience titled, Electric Ladyland is released in the United States, (Reprise, 2RS 6307). Although Hendrix had originally submitted his own artwork for the cover, which featured a photograph by Linda McCartney with The Experience and some young kids sitting on the Alice In Wonderland statue in New York’s Central Park. In the end, only his designs of the inside of the cover were used. This landmark two-album collection featured: “…And The Gods Made Love,” “Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland),” “Crosstown Traffic,” “Voodoo Chile,” “Little Miss Strange,” “Long Hot Summer Night,” “Come On (Part One),” “Gypsy Eyes,” “The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp,” “Rainy Day, Dream Away,” “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be),” “Moon, Turn The Tides…Gently, Gently Away,” ” Still Raining, Still Dreaming,” “House Burning Down,” ” All Along The Watchtower,” Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” Hendrix rents a house at 2850 Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills, California where a birthday party for Eric Barrett is held.

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September 18, 1968

Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, Buddy Miles, Graham Bond and Eric Burdon jam at the Whiskey A Go Go in Hollywood, California.

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September 19, 1968

Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell return to London, England.

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October 01, 1968

Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding return to Los Angeles. Hendrix travels from Los Angeles International Airport to Honolulu, Hawaii where he is promptly interviewed by Wayne Harada for the October 3 issue of The Honolulu Advertiser.

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October 04, 1968

Mitchell and Redding travel to Honolulu where they meet up with Hendrix.

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October 05, 1968

Honolulu International Center Honolulu, Hawaii Sunshine Of Your Love Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Hey Joe I Don’t Live Today Foxey Lady Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze

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October 05, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Honolulu International Center with support from Times Music Co. The show included performances of “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “Come On (Part One),” “Hey Joe,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Foxey Lady,” “Star Spangled Banner,” and “Purple Haze.”

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October 06, 1968

On the Island of Maui, The Experience takes part in a series of photo shoots with Ron Raffaelli for A Visual Thing. Hendrix is also interviewed at radio station K-POI in Honolulu.

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October 07, 1968

The group continues with the photo sessions with Ron Raffaelli. Hendrix and Raffaelli take a spin in Jimi’s new Corvette Stingray but Jimi crashes it during the short-lived ride.

Corvette Stingray crash Interviews Ron Raffaelli

October 08, 1968

The Experience flies from Honolulu, Hawaii to Los Angeles, California.

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October 10, 1968

October 10, 1968 Winterland Ballroom San Francisco, California Two Shows 1st Show: Are You Experienced Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House Foxey Lady Like A Rolling Stone Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze 2nd Show: Tax Free Lover Man Sunshine Of Your Love Hear My Train A Comin’ Killing Floor Hey Joe Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze

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October 10, 1968

Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady joined the Experience during the evening’s second show. Casady added bass guitar to “Killing Floor” and “Hey Joe”. Jimi Hendrix is photographed in concert during The Experience’s November 17, 1967 performance at the City Hall in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Photo: © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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October 11, 1968

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

October 11, 1968

Virgil Gonsalez joined the Experience during this evening’s first show, adding flute to an extended rendition of “Are You Experienced”. During the second show, Herbie Rich sat in with the group on organ during “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Lover Man,” “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” and “Foxey Lady.”

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October 12, 1968

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

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October 21, 1968

TTG Studios N. Hollywood, California Jimi Hendrix is photographed during studio recording sessions at TTG Studios in Hollywood, California in October 1968. Photo: Chuck Boyd / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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November 01, 1968

The Experience performs at the Municipal Auditorium Arena in Kansas, Missouri where they broke the venue’s attendance record. Their show is supported by Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys.

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November 02, 1968

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

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November 03, 1968

November 3, 1968 Kiel Auditorium St. Louis, Missouri Rock Me Baby Foxey Lady Fire Hey Joe Tax Free Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze

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November 04, 1968

The Experience return to New York City for few days rest. Several record stores throughout Britain stop selling The Experience’s latest release, Electric Ladyland because of the controversial artwork consisting of 19 naked women on the cover.

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November 08, 1968

Peter Goodman interviews Hendrix for an upcoming issue of Beat Instrumental.

Beat Instrumental Interviews Peter Goodman

November 09, 1968

Margaret Robin interviews Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding for Black Music magazine.

Black Music magazine interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Margaret Robin Noel Redding

November 10, 1968

An appearance by The Experience on the Ed Sullivan Show was proposed by Sullivan’s son-in-law, Bob Precht; unfortunately, the event was snubbed before ever making it off the ground. In John McDermott’s “Hendrix: Setting The Record Straight,” Bob Levine recalls, “Sullivan Productions really wanted to have Jimi on. Ed Sullivan had to get him one way or another, so Sullivan, Precht, [Michael] Jeffrey and I sat down to talk. Sullivan wanted to have the Vienna Ballet dance to his music, with Hendrix in front of a big orchestra, done on location in Europe. Jeffrey figured out the money he would need and agreed to the concept verbally. He left the meeting to speak to somebody—I don’t know who—and when, a day or so later, I told him he was supposed to follow up with Bob Precht her replied, ‘We aren’t going to do it.’ I asked if he had spoken to Jimi and he said, ‘No, I am not going to let Hendrix do that. I’ve got my reasons.’ Jimi would have loved to have done it.”

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November 11, 1968

Jimi Hendrix jams with members of Fleetwood Mac at Steve Paul’s Scene Club in the Village.

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November 15, 1968

The Experience perform at the Cincinnati Gardens in Ohio. The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at Cincinnati Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 15, 1968 Photo: Richard Chase / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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November 16, 1968

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

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November 17, 1968

The Experience perform at Yale University’s Woolsey Hall in New Haven, Connecticut. They are supported by Terry Reid and Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys. The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed in concert on November 17, 1968 at Woolsey Hall at Yale University in New Haven. Connecticut. Photo: Jeremy Ross / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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November 18, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s sixth North American single, “Crosstown Traffic” b/w “Gypsy Eyes” (Reprise 0792) is released.

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November 22, 1968

With support from Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys, The Experience perform at the Jacksonville Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.

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November 23, 1968

The Experience complete a show at Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa, Florida. They are supported once again by Cat Mother & the All Night Newboys. One of Hendrix’s favorite spots for jamming in New York City—Steve Paul’s The Scene club—is offered up for sale in Rolling Stone magazine. The asking price — $100,000.

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November 24, 1968

Supported by Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys, The Experience play at Miami Beach, Florida’s Convention Hall. Afterwards, the group fly back to New York City where they move into the Panngarden Hotel next to Madison Square Garden in midtown-Manhattan.

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November 27, 1968

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

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November 28, 1968

November 28, 1968 Philharmonic Hall New York, N.Y. Two Shows 1st Show: Fire I Don’t Live Today Hear My Train A Comin’ Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Red House Sunshine Of Your Love Purple Haze

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November 29, 1968

Noel Redding is interviewed by Donna Lawson for the January 1969 issue of Eye magazine.

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November 30, 1968

The Experience perform at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan with support from Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys.

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December 01, 1968

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

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December 03, 1968

Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding return to London for the Christmas Holidays. During this time, Redding teamed up with Jim Leverton and Eric Dillon to record 12 tracks for the upcoming Fat Mattress album.

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December 10, 1968

Mitch Mitchell joins John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Eric Clapton, The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahall, Marianne Faithfull and several others for the Rolling Stones’ “Rock & Roll Circus” at the BBC’s Wembley Studios in London. Mitchell joins The Dirty Mac on their performance of “Yer Blues.”

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December 12, 1968

Wembley Studios London, England Yer Blues Mitch Mitchell joined John Lennon, Keith Richards, and Eric Clapton to take part in the Rolling Stones Great Rock & Roll Circus television special. The group, which Lennon dubbed the Dirty Mac, performed a version of “Yer Blues”. This legendary recording remained unreleased for more than two decades before ABKCO Records released the program on CD and home video.

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December 24, 1968

Hendrix reportedly attends a poetry reading at St. Mark’s Church in New York.

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January 02, 1969

Jimi, Mitch, and Noel fly from New York’s Kennedy Airport to London’s Heathrow International.

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January 03, 1969

Jimi sits for an interview with reporter Jon King at his London apartment on Brook Street.

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January 04, 1969

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.

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January 05, 1969

January 5-6, 1969 Polydor Studios London, England It is believed that Hendrix contributed a lead guitar overdub to the Eire Apparent’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” on either the 5th or 6th of January. The engineer for the session was Carlos Olms.

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January 07, 1969

January 7, 1969 Brook Street London, England Jimi, Mitch, and Noel sit for an interview with Hugh Curry of the Canadian Broadcasting Company. The interview is later premiered as part of the CBC program Through The Eyes Of Tomorrow.

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January 08, 1969

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

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January 09, 1969

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.

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January 10, 1969

Falkoner Centret Denmark Two Shows with Jethro Tull 1st Show: Fire Foxey Lady Tax Free Spanish Castle Magic Red House Sunshine Of Your Love I Don’t Live Today Purple Haze Photo: Mark Johansen / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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January 11, 1969

Musikhalle Hamburg, Germany Two Shows with Eire Apparent 1st Show: Are You Experienced Johnny B Goode Spanish Castle Magic Hear My Train A Comin’ Fire I Don’t Live Today Red House Sunshine Of Your Love Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

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January 12, 1969

Rheinhalle Dusseldorf, Germany Two Shows with Eire Apparent 2nd Show: Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Fire Red House Sunshine Of Your Love Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Purple Haze

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January 13, 1969

Studio Dumont Koln, Germany Two Shows with Eire Apparent Jimi attended an autograph session at Studio Du Monde Book & Record Shop. Part of the event was filmed and later featured as part of the German television program Beat Club. Sporthalle Koln, Germany Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Foxey Lady Red House Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Fire Spanish Castle Magic Hey Joe Sunshine Of Your Love Purple Haze

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January 14, 1969

January 14, 1969 Munsterlandhalle Munster, Germany With Eire Apparent The set list includes. Red House Fire Foxey Lady All Along The Watchtower Hey Joe Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Purple Haze

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January 16, 1969

Meistersingerhalle Nuremburg, Germany Two Shows with Eire Apparent 1st Show: Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) I Don’t Live Today Hey Joe Fire Red House Foxey Lady Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform on January 16, 1969 at Meistersingerhalle in Nuremburg, Germany. Photo: Greg Smith / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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January 17, 1969

January 17, 1969 Jarhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany Two Shows with Eire Apparent 1st Show: Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Fire Red House I Don’t Live Today Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Sunshine Of Your Love Hey Joe Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 2nd Show: Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Fire Red House I Don’t Live Today Little Wing Foxey Lady Hear My Train A Comin’ Sunshine Of Your Love Hey Joe Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

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January 19, 1969

Liederhalle Stuttgart, Germany Two Shows 1st Show: Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Foxey Lady Red House Sunshine Of Your Love Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze 2nd Show: Fire Spanish Castle Magic Red House Foxey Lady I Don’t Live Today Hey Joe Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Sunshine Of Your Love Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

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January 21, 1969

Wacken Halle Strasbourg, France Two Shows with Eire Apparent Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Hey Joe Spanish Castle Magic Red House Fire Sunshine Of Your Love Purple Haze Foxey Lady Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Eire Apparent Events France Strasbourg Wacken Halle

January 22, 1969

Konserthaus Wein, Austria Two Shows with Eire Apparent 1st Show: Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Hey Joe Fire Hear My Train A Comin’ Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Stone Free Purple Haze 2nd Show: Are You Experienced Fire Lover Man Sunshine Of Your Love Spanish Castle Magic Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

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January 23, 1969

Sport Palast Berlin, Germany Two Shows with Eire Apparent Fire Hey Joe Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Red House Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Sunshine Of Your Love Purple Haze

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February 11, 1969

Record Plant New York, N.Y. Destructive Love Jimi oversees a mixing session dedicated to the Buddy Miles Express song “Destructive Love”. The song would later be retitled “I Can See” and included as part of the album Electric Church. It’s Too Bad World Traveler Jam In addition to his work on the Buddy Miles Express recording, Jimi, Miles, and organist Duane Hitchings also focused on new material by Hendrix. “It’s Too Bad” would later be issued as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set.

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February 13, 1969

London, England Jimi attends the Postcard record release party thrown for Apple Records recording artist Mary Hopkins. The event is held at the Post Office Tower restaurant in London.

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February 14, 1969

Olympic Studios London, England Midnight Lightning

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February 16, 1969

Olympic Studios London, England Slow (Ezy Ryder) Room Full Of Mirrors Shame, Shame, Shame Crying Blue Rain Tax Free Sunshine Of Your Love Here He Comes (Lover Man)

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February 17, 1969

Olympic Studios London, England Fire I Don’t Live Today Spanish Castle Magic Hear My Train A Comin’ Lover Man Red House The Experience recorded an inspired rehearsal for their February 18 Albert Hall performance on this night. Two recordings from this session, “Spanish Castle Magic” and “Hear My Train A Comin’” were highlights of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set.

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February 18, 1969

February 18, 1969 Royal Albert Hall London, England With Mason, Capaldi, Wood, & Frog, and Soft Machine Tax Free Fire Hear My Train A Comin’ Foxey Lady Red House Sunshine Of Your Love Spanish Castle Magic Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

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February 19, 1969

London, England Richard Green, a writer for the UK publication New Musical Express, interviews Jimi. The feature article is published in the February 22 edition.

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February 20, 1969

Olympic Studios London, England Hendrix attends but does not participate in a recording session for the group Glass Menagerie. Chas Chandler is the Producer for the session.

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February 22, 1969

February 22, 1969 Olympic Studios London, England Hound Dog Go My Own Way

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February 23, 1969

London, England Jimi sat in for a jam session with Traffic members Dave Mason and Jim Capaldi at the Speakeasy in London.

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February 24, 1969

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.

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February 26, 1969

February 26, 1969 Olympic Studios London, England Gypsy Blood Jam With Horns Noel’s Tune

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February 26, 1969

February 26, 1969 London, England Bob Dawbarn of Melody Maker interviews Hendrix for a series of features articles that are published on March 1 and March 8.

Bob Dawbarn Interviews Melody Maker

March 03, 1969

London’s Daily Telegraph conducts a photo shoot with Hendrix at his Brook Street flat. Elsewhere, Mitch Mitchell was interviewed for Issue 19 of Oz .

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March 05, 1969

Valerie Mabbs of Record Mirror interviews Hendrix at his Brook Street apartment for the March 15th issue.

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March 06, 1969

John Grant interviews Hendrix for the March 15th issue of New Musical Express. That evening Hendrix joins Billy Preston during a jam session at The Speakeasy.

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March 07, 1969

Hendrix visits Noel Redding at Olympic Studios during a recording session for Fat Mattress. Later that evening, Jimi Hendrix travels to Ronnie Scott’s to enjoy an evening of performances by Roland Kirk & His Quartet.

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March 08, 1969

Hendrix returns to Ronnie Scott’s Club to watch another night of performances by Roland Kirk. It has been reported but not confirmed that Hendrix joined Kirk on stage for an extended jam session.

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March 09, 1969

Jimi Hendrix once again reportedly joins Roland Kirk for a jam session at Ronnie Scott’s Club. Afterwards, Kirk visits Hendrix’s Brook Street flat.

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March 10, 1969

Jane de Mendelssohn interviews Jimi Hendrix at his Brook Street flat for the March 28 issue of International Times.

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March 12, 1969

Alan Smith of New Musical Express interviews the Experience at Hendrix’s Brook Street flat. The interview appears in the April 19 issue of the paper. The Experience would also grant an interview to Ray Coleman for the March 22 issue of Disc & Music.

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March 13, 1969

Hendrix flies from London’s Heathrow International Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Back in New York, Hendrix checks into the Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue.

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March 18, 1969

Record Plant New York, N.Y. Star Spangled Banner Hey Gypsy Boy Jimi Hendrix records “Star Spangled Banner” and “Gypsy Boy” at the Record Plant. “Star Spangled Banner” was included as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set.

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March 21, 1969

Buddah Records in England release “Rock’n’Roll Band” backed with “Yes I Need Someone,” the debut single by Eire Apparent.

Buddah Records Releases Rock’n’Roll Band

March 22, 1969

The March 22 edition of Billboard magazine’s “International News Reports” headlines Hendrix Wins Paris Fest’s Pop Prize. The headline refers to Hendrix Billboard’s 1968 Artist of the Year as the recipient of the Popular Music Prize in the 1969 Academie Charles Cros Awards at the Festival du Son held at the Palais d’Orsay in Paris, France. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is named both the #2 Duo & Group and #2 Artist overall in Billboard’s March 22, Campus Attractions supplement. The honor marks The Experience as being the second best selling group based on reports from college book and record stores throughout the United States between March 1968 and February 1969. On both charts, The Experience were second only to Simon & Garfunkel.

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March 25, 1969

Record Plant New York, N.Y. Jam With John McLaughlin Jam With Jim McCarty John McLaughlin, Jim McCarty, Buddy Miles, and Dave Holland join Jimi Hendrix at the Record Plant.

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April 01, 1969

Olmstead Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Bleeding Heart 2) Guitar Idea 3) Ezy Ryder 4) Midnight 5) Bleeding Heart 6) Villanova Junction Blues 7) Jam Following a difficult and unproductive series of sessions at Olympic Studios in February 1969, the Experience did not return to the recording studio as a unit until April, when they gathered with engineer Eddie Kramer at New York’s Olmstead Studios to try and recapture their momentum.

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April 02, 1969

Olmstead Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Jam 2) Hear My Train A’ Comin’ 3) Ezy Ryder

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April 03, 1969

Olmstead Studios, New York Studio Recording 1)Midnight 2)Trash Man Takes of the extended instrumental workouts “Midnight” and “Trash Man” were the most promising songs to emerge from these early April 1969 Olmstead sessions. “Midnight” had begun to take form two months earlier at the February 1969 sessions at Olympic Studios. The song was originally titled “Midnight Lightning” before Jimi shortened it simply to “Midnight”. “Midnight” is now available as part of the 1998 album South Saturn Delta. A heavily truncated version of “Trash Man”, filled out with posthumously recorded overdubs, was issued part of the controversial [and long since deleted] 1975 album Midnight Lightning.

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April 04, 1969

April 4, 1969 Olmstead Studios, New York Studio Recording 1)Trash Man

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April 06, 1969

Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Jam With Electric Sitar 2) Ships Passing In The Night 3) Ezy Ryder Working without Mitch and Noel, Jimi enjoyed a night of jamming and experimentation. The evening’s highlight came when Jimi recorded an extended, untitled jam session playing an electric sitar, an instrument given to him by its inventor, Vinnie Bell.

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April 07, 1969

Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Stone Free 2) Hear My Train A Comin’ 3) Lullaby For The Summer Jimi revisited “Stone Free”, his first ever Experience composition. This new rendition showcased a more sophisticated arrangement than that of the November 1966 recording which had served as the b-side for “Hey Joe”. Pleased with the group’s progress, Hendrix recorded lead guitar and vocal overdubs during two subsequent sessions on April 9 and 14. While not released during Jimi’s lifetime, this version of “Stone Free” was issued as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set. Work was also completed on “Hear My Train A Comin” although no final masters were achieved. Jimi also attempted to further develop “Lullaby For The Summer”, which would later evolve as “Ezy Ryder”.

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April 09, 1969

Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1)Hear My Train A Comin’ 2)Stone Free New attempts were made at “Hear My Train A Comin’” while Jimi added overdubs to the “Stone Free” master begun on April 7.

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April 11, 1969

April 11, 1969 Dorton Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina With Fat Mattress

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April 12, 1969

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

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April 14, 1969

Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1 ) Solo Guitar 2 ) Jam With Unknown Bass & Drummer 3 ) Jam With Mitch & Noel 4 ) Jam With Percussion 5 ) Bass Jam 6 ) Sunshine Of Your Love 7 ) Ships Passing Through The Night 8 ) Jams With Larry Young and Buddy Miles A night filled with spirited jam sessions. The evening was capped off with a superb, jazz tinged workout with Buddy Miles and organist Larry Young. A portion of this jam was later issued as part of the [now deleted] 1980 compilation Nine To The Universe.

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April 16, 1969

The Scene, New York Jam Session According to Noel Redding, Hendrix and Mitchell joined him for an evening of jamming at the Scene nightclub, a favorite spot of the group.

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April 17, 1969

Record Plant Studios, New York Studio Recording 1) Keep On Groovin’

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April 18, 1969

Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee [Two Shows] With Fat Mattress Set List: [Second Show] Fire I Don’t Live Today Hear My Train A Comin’ Sunshine Of Your Love Stone Free Foxey Lady Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Burdened with an exhaustive schedule of personal appearances, the tense relationship between Hendrix and bassist Noel Redding further deteriorated. Frustrated, Hendrix reached out to old friend Billy Cox, with whom he had served in the US Army and performed on the famed R&B ‘chitlin’ circuit’ prior to leaving for New York. The bassist reunited with Hendrix backstage at this Experience concert in Memphis. “We met when the Experience played in Memphis,” Cox explains. “He told me that he wanted me to be his bass player. He said that things weren’t in the order the way he wanted them and would I come as a friend and help him out. He said he’d take care of me and everything would be okay and so I gladly accepted. I went back to Nashville, closed my publishing company, dropped everything else and left for New York.” Three days after the backstage meeting in Memphis, Cox joined Hendrix at the Record Plant recording studio in New York.

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April 19, 1969

Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, Texas With Fat Mattress

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April 20, 1969

April 20, 1969 Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas With Fat Mattress, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: Stone Free Hear My Train A Comin’ Foxey Lady I Don’t Live Today Fire Red House Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) The Experience always seemed to rise to the occasion in their performances in Texas. This superb Dallas 1969 performance was no exception. Jimi Hendrix is photographed during The Experience’s April 20, 1969 performance at the Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas. Photo: Chesna Deyoe / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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April 21, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) Room Full Of Mirrors 2) Crash Landing 3) Bleeding Heart These recordings represent Billy Cox’s first studio session with Jimi. For their explorations of “Room Full Of Mirrors”, “Crash Landing” and “Bleeding Heart”, Hendrix and Cox were joined by drummer Rocky Isaac and percussionist Al Marks. Take thirty-one of “Room Full Of Mirrors” from this session is featured as part of the box set The Jimi Hendrix Experience. At the time of the box set’s release, it was not known that Issac and Marks had been the musicians backing Jimi on that evening. More than three decades later, Al Marks, now a successful music executive for MCA Records, fills in the details about meeting Jimi and how the session came together EH: How did you first meet Jimi? AM: I met Jimi at the Monterey Pop Festival. I was in a band in New York called the Down Five. My guitar player wanted to go to Monterey. I said, ‘For what? I don’t want to go to Mexico.’ He said, ‘No, Monterey, California for the Pop Festival’. I agreed, so we got into a VW bus and drove across the country. He knew someone who was working at the festival and we got a crew pass. We spent a lot of time wandering around the backstage and all of the artists back there were really cool. You could walk up to people like Brian Jones, Mickey Dolenz, and Mama Cass and just talk to them. We watched Jimi’s performance and were just blown away. I didn’t even want to pick up my guitar again after watching him play. He blew me away. Sometime after his set, we went backstage and saw him having a conversation with Mitch Mitchell. When he finished, I walked over and said, ‘I also play guitar, but as of today I am putting it down.’ He laughed in that cool way he had and said, ‘Don’t put it down. Just practice.’ We spoke for about fifteen minutes, talking about guitars and amplifiers. I asked him about Stratocasters and why he played them upside down. He showed me his hands and they were twice my size. I told him that I played Gibson’s and he wanted to know which models I liked. I preferred the 335 which he had never played. He spoke of a Gibson Firebird which I had never heard of. He mentioned that one of the Kinks also played that guitar. He was very friendly and easy to talk with. He was just really cool. EH: How did you get involved with the Cherry People? AM: I moved from New York down to Washington in January 1969. I hooked up with this band known as the Cherry People. I was living in the basement of the guitar player’s house. Chris Grimes and I were good friends and I was working as their manager. Punky Meadows, later of Angel, was the lead guitarist. Rocky Isaac was their drummer and Jan Zechowski, later of the Nighthawks played bass. Doug Grimes was the lead singer. The band told me that everybody would be going up to New York in April. They were going to try and get out of their record deal with Heritage Records to whom they had signed in 1968. The group had a hit with the song “And Suddenly”, but they were not a bubble gum band and that’s what the album was. Jerry Ross owned Heritage Records and when they recorded the Cherry People album, they had used a lot of session players. The band didn’t have a lot of input into how it was made. The guys really resented that. We had a meeting scheduled with Jerry Ross, but he didn’t show. We left a note with his secretary asking to be released from the label. She laughed at us, but agreed to give it to Jerry. After that, we went out for pizza and heard that there was going to be a jam for guitar players at Steve Paul’s Scene Club that night. We didn’t have a hotel because we had originally thought we were just going to turn around and drive back home after the meeting with Jerry Ross. We decided instead to go check what was happening there. We got there at 9:00 and there were all kinds of people around like Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer. All of a sudden Jimi Hendrix walked in with two people. He sat down in the corner and no one was bothering him. Everybody at my table was going, ‘Wow! That’s Jimi Hendrix!’ I was excited. I told the guys that I had met Jimi at Monterey Pop and wanted to see if he had remembered our conversation backstage. The guys didn’t believe me and I sat there for a few minutes trying to get up the nerve to go talk to him. I got up the courage and introduced myself. I didn’t want to bother him, but I asked if he remembered meeting at Monterey. He did not, but told me it was cool to sit and talk with him. He asked what I was doing in New York and I told him that our band was trying to get out of its contract with the record company. He laughed and said, ‘Yeah, record companies…’ Then he said, ‘So you got a band here? Do you have a drummer?’ I said ‘Yes. He is sitting right over there.’ He then asked if we were doing anything at 3 or 4 o’clock that morning. I said no and asked him why. He was going to cut some things in the studio and wondered whether our drummer would like to sit in. I immediately said he would. Jimi then said, ‘Well, you didn’t ask him.’ I didn’t have to ask him. He’s gonna do it. He wanted to know if the guy was any good and I told him that Rocky was a great drummer. We’ll do it, I told him. He introduced me to Billy Cox who was sitting with him. Billy mentioned that he was a bass player. I asked about Noel Redding, but Jimi told me that Noel would not be sitting in. He described Billy as his buddy and said that the session would be with him. We agreed to meet later at the Record Plant. I walked to my table and told the band, ‘You are not going to believe this but Jimi Hendrix just asked Rocky to sit in’. Everybody at the table told me I was full of shit. I asked the guys to trust me and waved over to Jimi’s table. Jimi waved back and gave us the peace sign. Chris, Rocky, and I made plans to go while the other guys went back to this hostel we were staying at. At the Record Plant we told the receptionist that we were here to do a session with Jimi Hendrix. He asked who we were and I told him the Cherry People. We were not listed on the sheet. I told him about meeting Jimi at the Scene Club and he said, ‘Oh, you are the guys he called over about’. We were alone in the studio for about forty-five minutes before Gary Kellgren showed up with an assistant engineer and a tall, beautiful black woman [Devon Wilson] whom we were told was Jimi’s girlfriend. Gary reassured us that while Jimi was always late, he had phoned about the session and was on his way over. Twenty minutes later, Jimi and Billy Cox walked in with a friend who was a photographer [Willis Hogans Jr.]. Jimi was really cool and wanted to know if we were OK. Rocky saw him and said, ‘You’re Jimi Hendrix’. Jimi laughed and said ‘Man, I know who I am. Don’t you think I know who I am?’ We all just about fell on the floor laughing. Rocky admitted to him that he was really nervous. Jimi laughed and said, ‘Just relax. It will all be cool.’ Jimi was playing through an old Acoustic amplifier and not a Marshall. One big cabinet with a small head. Billy was playing through an Ampeg rig and a set of drums had been set up for Rocky. Jimi then started to move his amp and I told that I would do that for him. He said that if I really wanted to move something for him, his car was out front and if he didn’t move it across the street it was going to be towed. I asked for the keys and told him I would do it. He owned a silver Corvette and by the time I was outside I thought, ‘Shit, I don’t know how to drive a stick shift. I am going to ruin Jimi’s Corvette’. I opened the door and it was automatic. I thought, my God everything is working for me tonight! I got in the car and there were all of these tapes on the passenger seat. His car had a cassette player built in to the dashboard and I had never seen anything like that before. Sitting on the seat were these tapes which were marked, ‘Me, Steve Winwood’ and ‘Me, Buddy Miles’. I parked the car, came back in and he told me that he wanted a percussion section. Jimi asked me to play maracas—which I had never played before in my life—and Chris Grimes to play tambourine. We recorded “Room Full Of Mirrors” and it took forever because Rocky couldn’t keep the beat on drums. Midway through the session, Jimi turned to him and said something to the effect of, ‘Man, do you know how to play drums? What’s going on?’ I had been banging one of the maracas against my leg for three and a half hours and my leg was black and blue. I told Rocky quietly that he better get things right because I couldn’t walk! I had a knot on my leg that seemed four inches big. I was afraid that we were going to screw up the chance of a lifetime. At one point in the session, the photographer [Willis Hogans Jr.] got underfoot of Jimi. He had been laying on the ground taking pictures of Jimi and he got in the way. Jimi kicked the camera out of his hands, saying to get out of the way [Ed. These may be the few color shots Hogans took of Jimi from that angle]. We thought he was joking at first but he was actually really pissed. His kick broke the camera and the photographer started crying. Jimi gave him money to get it fixed but that was the end of photos that night. By eight that morning, Jimi said that we were going to give it one last try and if we didn’t get it we would have to come back the next morning. Jimi then just started wailing on the guitar and singing live on top of it. Rocky finally delivered what he believed was a good take and Gary Kellgren yelled ‘Yeah’ over the talkback microphone when we had finished. Jimi let us know that we were done for the night. Before we left, he told us that he had a couple more tracks that he wanted to cut on Thursday at the same time. We thought he meant after midnight Wednesday evening. As he was walking out, he gave each of us $100.00 cash and said to Rocky, ‘Man, I would practice a bit if I was you.’ Billy laughed and shook his head and they walked out together. Gary Kellgren then came over and asked us our names and if we were in the Musicians Union. We were, but Gary told us not to declare the work because Jimi had paid us more than union scale for the session. Union scale at that time for a session was $35.00. We were strutting. Jimi Hendrix had paid us $100.00 to play with him. We told the guys back at the hostel about the session and they didn’t believe us until we showed them the $100.00 bill Jimi had given each of us. We then drove back to Washington and made a plan to bring Mike Burke and Richard Harrington, a critic for the Washington Post who also wrote for a paper called the Unicorn Times to prove that we actually were going to record again with Jimi Hendrix.

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April 22, 1969

April 22, 1969 Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) Mannish Boy Jimi, Buddy Miles, and Billy Cox dedicate this evening to recording an uptempo remake of Muddy Waters’ classic “Mannish Boy”. The song was later issued as part of the popular album Jimi Hendrix :Blues. This multi-exposed image of Jimi Hendrix recording at Record Plant Studios in New York, New York was taken on April 22, 1969. Photo: Willis Hogan Jr. / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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April 24, 1969

April 24, 1969 Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) Crash Landing 2) Bleeding Heart 3) Hey Gypsy Boy On this evening, Jimi and Billy Cox were again joined by percussionist Al Marks and drummer Rocky Isaac from the Washington D.C. based group The Cherry People. Al Marks details the events of that memorable evening. EH: What happened at the April 24, 1969 session? AM: We drove back Wednesday [April 23, 1969] and went to the Record Plant. We spoke to the receptionist and told him we were here to record with Jimi. He remembered us from the other night but informed us Jimi had not booked a session for that night. All of a sudden our jaws dropped. Mike Burke and [Washington Post critic] Richard Harrington looked at us and were complaining that we had driven all this way for nothing. Mike Burke agreed to stay, but Harrington left to take a train back to D.C. We had no place to stay so we asked if we could hang out at the studio. They let us in and we crashed on the floor of the studio. In the morning, we were awoken by Vinnie Bell and Tony Mottola from the Tonight Show band. Vinnie was the guy who invented the electric sitar. [Ed. Marks may have also solved another puzzling Hendrix historical question. On April 6, 1969 Jimi was recorded playing a Coral electric sitar at the Record Plant. It now seems apparent that he was given the instrument by Bell]. They were arriving to do session work for a movie soundtrack. These guys were in suits and we were a bunch of scraggly hippies in buckskin jackets. Before we left that morning, Jimi called the studio to set up the session for that night. The studio told him we were there and he asked us to return that night at 9. Somehow we then lost Rocky. We couldn’t locate him, so we ended up spending the day walking around the city. He showed up back at the studio around 7 p.m. looking refreshed. He asked us where we had been because Jimi had reserved a hotel room for us. We were stunned. Rocky had left a note for us but the guy at the Record Plant had forgotten to tell us. We all ran over to the hotel room Jimi had reserved for us and took quick showers. When we returned to the studio, Jimi and Rocky were going over the new songs he wanted to play. The first number we did was “Bleeding Heart”. We did about fifteen or sixteen takes and it seemed to work out fairly well. It was the same line-up as the previous session. Jimi then wanted to try another song so Chris and I took the opportunity to switch instruments. My leg was so damn sore that I couldn’t keep doing it anymore so I took over tambourine and Chris picked up the maracas. [Ed. Jimi made several attempts at “Hey Gypsy Boy”, an uptempo new original song whose lyrics bore close similarity to what would later develop as “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)”]. Jimi then started to play “Crash Landing”. There were no vocals at first. He was focusing on the track itself. This went really well and after ten or fifteen takes he asked everybody to leave the studio. I asked him if we were being thrown out and he explained that he would not allow anybody to be in the studio while he recorded vocals on a track. In the control room, Gary Kellgren told us that it was just an idiosyncrasy that Jimi had. Gary went out and constructed a booth around him. Jimi had a sheet with lyrics and he stood behind there and sang beautifully. We were bug eyed in the control room. Then, all of sudden, Punky Meadows, who had been sleeping in the back of the studio, woke up and started walking across the room. Jimi saw him and literally flipped out. He threw down the papers in his hand and yelled, ‘What the fuck are you doing in the studio when I am doing vocals?’ In the control room, Gary Kellgren put his hands to his head. Apparently, that was the worst thing anyone could do on a Hendrix session. He yelled to us, ‘Get him out of there!’ We hustled Punky out to the bathroom and Jimi regained his composure and started doing vocals again. When he finished, he walked in to the control room and said, ‘Man, no one walks through that studio when I am doing vocals. Didn’t Gary tell you that?’ We explained that Punky had been asleep and we didn’t know where he was. Jimi laughed. ‘Punky? What kind of name is Punky?’ Punky came out from hiding and they met. All Jimi kept asking him was what kind of name was Punky? It was funny. At the end of the session, he thanked us and hoped that we would run into each other. We drove back to D.C. after that. EH: Did you ever imagine that any of the music to which you contributed would be released? AM: Years later I bought the Crash Landing album thinking it was us on the track but they had erased everything. I have been looking for some validation of this session for thirty years. Every time I would see “Room Full Of Mirrors” on a Jimi Hendrix album I would look to see if my name was on it. Then this year I got an advance of the new box set. I heard “Room Full Of Mirrors” and lo and behold it was it us. This is the song I played on! When I saw the credits, I was disappointed that no one seemed to know who the hell I was! It was great to talk to you about it. I am so grateful to know that this track is on the box set. I love Jimi and its an honor to be a part of something like this. I’ve been on a high since!

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April 26, 1969

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.

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April 27, 1969

Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, Ca. With Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: Fire Hey Joe Spanish Castle Magic Hear My Train A Comin’ Sunshine Of Your Love Red House Foxey Lady Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Voodoo Child This inspired performance served as the debut release for Dagger Records The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Oakland marks the debut release of Dagger Records, a unique label established by Experience Hendrix to bring Jimi’s fans inspired performances which don’t meet the technical criteria and sonic standards Hendrix himself established over the course of his short, but spectacular career. Spread over two discs, The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Oakland was made from an amateur audience recording made by Ken Koga using a single microphone onto a portable Sony reel to reel deck. The concert was not professionally recorded, so Ken’s amatuer tapes represent the only known documentation of this performance. The monophonic sound is unobtrusive and clear, but far from industry [as well as Jimi’s own] standards. Fans of the Experience will recognize the set list, as songs such as “Fire”, “Purple Haze”, and “Spanish Castle Magic” were staples of the 1969 US tour repertoire. The evening was capped off with an eighteen minute, extended jam of “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”. Joining the group onstage for this final number was Jefferson Airplane bassist Jack Casady. The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed on stage during their April 27, 1969 performance at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The concert was recorded and is the subject of the debut Dagger Records CD release “Live At The Oakland Coliseum.” Photo: Darrell Miles / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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May 01, 1969

Freelance journalist, Sharon Lawrence interviews Jimi Hendrix in his room at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

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May 02, 1969

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan With Fat Mattress, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: [partial] Fire Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady I Don’t Live Today Sunshine Of Your Love Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House

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May 03, 1969

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”.

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May 04, 1969

War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York With Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: [partial] Fire I Don’t Live Today Stone Free Foxey Lady The Experience traveled from Toronto to Syracuse, New York. They secured lodging at the Randolph House Hotel before their performance that evening at the Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium.

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May 05, 1969

Jimi returned to Toronto, Ontario where he appeared in court before Judge Fred Hayes. Hayes ordered Hendrix to return for a preliminary hearing for possession of narcotics on June 19. Photos of Jimi walking to the court house were later featured on the cover of Rolling Stone’s May 31, 1969 issue.

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May 06, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording Jimi returned to New York and booked an evening session at the Record Plant dedicated to playbacks of previously recorded material and mixing. His session concluded at 2:30 a.m. and the guitarist left the studio to go to the Scene nightclub.

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May 07, 1969

Record Plant, New York Studio Recording 1) “Jam #1” 2) “Jam #2” 3) “Ships Passing Through The Night” 4) “Jam Part II” [“The Things I Used To Do”] In the early morning hours of May 7, Jimi returned from the nearby Scene Club with Steve Stills and Johnny Winter in tow. The three guitarists enjoyed a lengthy jam session which culminated in a rollicking rendition of Guitar Slim’s “The Things I Used To Do”. Memorial Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama With Fat Mattress, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Later that afternoon, Hendrix joined Mitchell, Redding and his road crew to fly to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The group checked into the Ramada Inn in Tuscaloosa prior to performing that evening at the Memorial Coliseum. Jimi Hendrix is photographed during The Experience’s performance at Memorial Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on May 7, 1969. Photo: Marshal Haglar / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC