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February 16th, 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 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.)

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February 24th, 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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April 12th, 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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May 03rd, 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”.