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March 30th, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience make another appearance at the BBC, this time on the hit program Top Of The Pops. Once again, the appearance which featured two takes of "Purple Haze," saw Hendrix singing over an instrumental backing track to meet regulations of the British Musicians' Union. Also scheduled to appear on the program were Cat Stevens; Alan Price; Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick (aka Dave Dee & Co.); Engelbert Humperdinck; Dusty Springfield; Cliff Richard; The Byrds; and Sandie Shaw. It was no accident that Hendrix would appear with the likes of Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdinck as a national touring featuring these acts (and more) would kick off on March 31st at the Astoria in Finsbury Park.
Set List: Purple Haze [two takes]
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April 17th, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two songs, "Manic Depression" and "Purple Haze" for the BBC Two program Late Night Line-Up. The show airs on May 17th as part of their show "Psychedelic Happening," which also featured an interview with the band.

Unfortunately, the original tapes from the program were never preserved and all that remains is a copy tape from a later re-broadcast of the program that omitted "Purple Haze." This source tape was used in 1998 for the inclusion of "Manic Depression" on the acclaimed compilation The Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions.

Set List: Manic Depression // Purple Haze