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February 13th, 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 14th, 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 17th, 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.)