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Recording

March 01st, 1967

Back at De Lane Lea Studios, The Experience worked on "Like A Rolling Stone" but struggled to record something that everyone liked.
Tape Log: Like A Rolling Stone
Recording

March 29th, 1967

The Experience returned to De Lane Lea Studios in London to focus attention on "Manic Depression." In between takes of "Manic Depression," Hendrix lead the band through an instrumental take of Michel Polnareff's popular 1966 single, "La Poupée qui Fait Non."
Tape Log: Manic Depression // La Poupée qui Fait Non
Recording

January 21st, 1968

The Experience returns to Olympic Studios to record “All Along The Watchtower,” which features Dave Mason on 12-string acoustic guitar and Brian Jones on percussion. The session started with Jones contributing on piano, but these recordings were not released.

Events

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
Events

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.)