Jimi Hendrix Encyclopedia
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February 16th, 1968
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.)
August 02nd, 1968
A 40-minute set by the Experience is performed at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas. Their set includes performances of “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Red House,” and “Tax Free” among others. Hendrix closes the set with a destructive sequence has him destroying his Stratocaster and smashing several amps on stage.
August 03rd, 1968
The Experience perform at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas supported by the Soft Machine. Their 62-minute set includes, “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Don’t Live Today,” an aborted version of “Hey Joe,” plus a few notes from “I Feel Fine” and then dive into a version of “Fire.” “Red House” follows then “Purple Haze” and closing with “Wild Thing.”