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March 15-16, 1969 Hendrix joins The Buddy Miles Express during their recording session for “Blue Window Jam” at Mercury Studios in New York.
Jimi Hendrix jams — on bass — with the band Tomorrow, featuring Steve Howe (guitar), John Adler (drums) and Keith West (vocals). (Tomorrow band)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience participate in a photo session for Fabulous 208.
Following their performance at the New Century Hall, The Jimi Hendrix Experience visit the Twisted Wheel Club on Brazennose Street in Manchester.
Following his interview with Keith Altham, The Experience participate in a photo session.
Jimi Hendrix writes the lyrics to “The Wind Cries Mary” following an argument with live-in girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.
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.”
The Experience participate in a photo session at The George Public House.
The Experience conduct a photo session with Paul Popper outside of Hendrix’s flat in Montagu Square.
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.
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.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed at Bruce Fleming’s studio in London.
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.
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.
The Experience fly from London, England to Paris, France
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.
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.
The Experience travel from London to Amsterdam where they check into the Hotel Schiller in Rembrandt Square (Rembrandtsplein) located in Central Amsterdam.
Prior to heading back to London, The Experience participate in a photo session near Rembrandt Square in Amsterdam.
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.
The Experience fly from London, England to Hamburg, Germany.
Jimi Hendrix participates in a photo session with Garden Of The Antenna publicity firm.
The Experience complete a final photo session in Hamburg before flying to Luxembourg.
The Experience fly from Hamburg to Luxembourg.
The Experience return to London.
The Experience are photographed at Jimi’s new London apartments (43 Upper Berkeley Street).
Following The Experience’s performance, photographer Vaughan Willcox completes a photo shoot with Hendrix backstage at Gaumont.
Jimi Hendrix participates in a photo shoot at the Fleet Street offices of the Daily Mirror in London.
In the afternoon, Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell are photographed by Mike Huggon at the Fringe Boutique in Carlisle.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience participate in a photo shoot at the Anim management office in London.
The Experience rehearse at Middle Earth in Covent Garden.
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.
The band returns to New York.
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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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.
Back in London, Noel Redding offers Neville Chesters a job as Road Manager for the upcoming Experience tour of Italy.
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
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.”
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.
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.
In a lively session with Hendrix on guitar and Buddy Miles on drums, the two musicians run through a number of takes of “Izabella” plus lay the foundations for “Room Full Of Mirrors.” As John McDermott explains in Jimi Hendrix: Sessions, “Shortly after reel two began, technical problems slowed the pair’s progress. Hendrix, in particular, was bothered by the volume and general quality of the recording being supplied to his headphones. [Engineers] Jack Adams and Dave Ragno feverishly attempted to remedy the situation, but when recording resumed, Jimi’s amplifier started to malfunction, causing his guitar sound to drop out intermittently. This again caused a scramble in the control room. To help salvage the session, engineer Tony Bongiovi was sent for, and, thought he was not listed on the tape box, his distinctive voice can be plainly heard from this point forward.” As the session regrouped and recordings continued, a series of takes of “Room Full Of Mirrors” was laid to tape as was a couple of interesting takes of “Shame, Shame, Shame” (a song which eluded to the strained relationship with his step-brother Leon), plus a gritty rendition of “Ezy Ryder.” It was during these sessions that Alan Douglas deepened his involvement with Hendrix. Although his exact role in the sessions of the 7th is unknown, the tape marked simply marked as being for client, Douglas Records. As Stefan Bright and Douglas increased their control and influence over Hendrix in the studio, their exact involvement and reason for being there seemed puzzling. Tom Erdelyi (second engineer for several Record Plant sessions) explained the changes in the studio in McDermott’s Jimi Hendrix: Sessions. “Douglas and Bright just sort of came in and took over. They were running the show. I was surprised, because I was a fan of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and no one seemed to understand what Jimi was trying to accomplish. Jimi was such a perfectionist. It seemed as if he was just taking his time, because no tracks were being completed. We thought that Douglas was being patient. “I don’t know whether they had specific titles or not,” continues Erdelyi. “But Stefan Bridge was supposed to be the producer and Alan Douglas the executive producer. There were times when just Stefan Bright was there, but Jimi just played what he wanted, and those guys made comments from the control room.”
Noel Redding returns to New York expecting to begin rehearsing with Hendrix and Mitchell for the next Jimi Hendrix Experience tour unaware that Billy Cox has replaced him in the band. “Noel wasn’t told until he came back, expecting to rehearse for the tour,” explains Mitch Mitchell. “Basically, no one had the balls to do it.”