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Staying in Hawaii, The Experience travel to Oahu where they perform in The Arena at the Honolulu International Center in Oahu, Hawaii.
Having returned from Hawaii, Jimi quickly jumped back into the studio where further progress could be made on the recordings from July. Tonight’s session included work on overdubs for “Dolly Dagger” and “Freedom.”
With more overdubs required on “Dolly Dagger”, Jimi returned to Electric Lady with Eddie Kramer and Dave Palmer where additional parts for the track were put to tape.
The session kicks off with a short, slow blues jam but is cut short due to a malfunctioning tape machine. When the system is repaired Hendrix begins to work on a series of rough mixes for “Straight Ahead,” “Room Full Of Mirrors,” “Ezy Rider,” “In From The Storm,” “Drifting,” “Angel,” “Belly Button Window,” “Dolly Dagger,” and “Freedom.” French television broadcasts L’Appiche De Monde: Festival Atlanta, which includes Jimi’s performance of “Stone Free” captured during the July 4th celebration in Georgia.
Returning to Electric Lady, Jimi continues to work on rough mixes for “Night Bird Flying,” “Straight Ahead,” “Drifter’s Escape,” “Ezy Rider,” “Come Down Hard On Me,” “Beginnings,” “Cherokee Mist,” “In From The Storm,” “Valleys Of Neptune,” “Astro Man,” and “Belly Button Window” overdubs.
This Electric Lady Studios session was devoted entirely to enhancements on the “Dolly Dagger” master.
Electric Lady Studios officially opens with a grand celebration with Jimi in attendance. Reprise Records issues the LP Historic Performances Recorded At The Monterey International Pop Festival (MS 2029), which features the unique pairing of Jimi Hendrix and Otis Redding from the 1967 event. Hendrix’s involvement on the release came in the form of recordings of “Like A Rolling Stone,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Can You See Me,” and the incendiary “Wild Thing.” This album marked the very last recordings of Jimi Hendrix to be released during his lifetime.
Jimi Hendrix travels from New York to London, England with Eric Barrett. Upon his arrival in London, Jimi is interviewed by The Times for a September 1 feature.
Jimi participates in a series of interviews at his suite at the Londonberry Hotel. Among the interviewees include Gillian Saich (New Musical Express, September 5), Bob Partridge (Record Mirror, September 19), and Norman Joplin (Music Now, September 12). Hendrix applies for a working visa at the Swedish Embassy in London so that he can perform there in the coming weeks. Later that night Jimi is joined by Steven Stills and Billy Cox at The Speakeasy.
Jimi continues to give interviews with the British Press including Roy Hollingworth (Melody Maker, September 5), Mike Legerwood (Disc, September 12), and Steve Clackson (The Sunday Mirror, September 20).
Hendrix and his touring entourage travel from London to the Isle of Wight where they check into the Seagrove Hotel. After checking they travel to the festival site where Steve Clackson (The Sunday Mirror) interviews Hendrix again for his upcoming September 20 feature. Prior to performing Jimi is interviewed, while walking to the stage by French television. On stage The Experience perform “The Queen,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Spanish Castle Magic,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Machine Gun,” “Lover Man,” “Freedom,” “Red House,” “Dolly Dagger,” “Midnight Lightning,” “Foxey Lady,” “Message To Love,” “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun),” “Ezy Rider,” “Hey Joe,” “Purple Haze,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” and “In From The Storm.” Also performing on August 30th at the Isle Of Wight Festival Of Festival are Good News, Kris Kristofferson, Ralph McTell, Heaven, Free, Donovan, Pentangle, The Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, and Richie Havens.
Hendrix and crew travel from the Isle of Wight to Stockholm, Sweden where Klas Burling of Swedish radio interviews him. Olle Jonsson of Aftonbladet also interviews Hendrix for a September 1 article. That night, The Experience perform at Stora Scenen in Tivoli Gardens, Stockholm. Their set includes “Lover Man,” “Experiencing The Blues,” “Midnight Lightning,” “Ezy Rider,” “Red House,” “Come On (Let The Good Times Roll),” “Room Full Of Mirrors,” “Hey Baby (New Rising Rising Sun),” “Message To Love,” “Machine Gun,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “In From The Storm,” “Purple Haze,” and “Foxey Lady.”