Jimi Hendrix Encyclopedia
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March 05th, 1968
Melody Maker’s Frank Simpson interviews Hendrix for a March 16 piece.
April 11th, 1968
Chris Welch interviews Mitch Mitchell for Melody Maker. The piece is published on April 20.
July 08th, 1968
Melody Maker’s Alan Walsh interviews Jimi Hendrix at his manager’s (Anim), Gerrard Street office for a July 20th feature. In the interview, Hendrix makes references to the hectic recording schedule of the past, saying, “I felt we were becoming the American version of Dave Dee – nothing wrong with that, but its just not our scene. We decided we had to end that scene and get into our own thing. I was tired after of the attitude of fans they’ve bought you a house and a car and now expect you to work the way they want you to for the rest of your life. Buy we couldn’t just say, screw them, because they have their rights, too, so we decided the best way was to just cool the recording scene until we were ready with something that we wanted everyone to hear. I want people to hear us, what we’re doin’ now and try to appreciate what we’re at.”
January 04th, 1969
Chris Welch interviews Hendrix for the January 11th edition of the UK music publication Melody Maker. He also grants an interview to Tony Norman for the January edition of Top Pops magazine.
Studio 4, BBC Television Center, London, England
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Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Sunshine Of Your Love
Jimi gave one of his most memorable performances on this day. He performed “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and an unforgettable medley of “Hey Joe” and Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love”. Partway through “Hey Joe”, Hendrix came to a stop and launched into “Sunshine Of Your Love,” dedicating the soon to the recently disbanded Cream.
In 1998, this performance was included in its entirety as part of the double CD BBC Sessions.
February 26th, 1969
February 26, 1969
Bob Dawbarn of Melody Maker interviews Hendrix for a series of features articles that are published on March 1 and March 8.