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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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