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Recording

January 11th, 1967

Looking to get something new to market following their debut "Hey Joe," Chas Chandler brought The Experience to DeLane Lea Studios in London to commence work on their next songs. This session included the basic track for "Purple Haze," which was recorded in merely four hours. Additional recordings including "The Wind Cries Mary," "51st Anniversary," "The Wind Cries Mary" and "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp" were also completed.

Tape Log: Purple Haze // 51st Anniversary // Third Stone From The Sun // Fire // The Wind Cries Mary
Events

January 17th, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience reportedly prepare recordings for Radio Luxembourg's Ready Steady Radio! program at Tiles in London. The session never airs.
Recording

February 03rd, 1967

Tape Log: Purple Haze The studio sessions on February 3rd marked The Experience's first foray into Olympic Studios and their first time working with engineer Eddie Kramer. This initial session saw Hendrix return to the January 11th masters for "Purple Haze" to record some additional overdubs. This initial "Purple Haze" session at Olympic foreshadowed just how creative and cutting edge the team of Hendrix, Chas Chandler and Eddie Kramer would become in the months that followed. This recording session also marked one one of the first times that Hendrix recorded in the studio with Roger Mayer's experimental Octavia effects pedal.
Recording

February 20th, 1967

The Experience head back to De Lane Lea Studios to continue work on their debut album. Recordings this evening focused on "I Don't Live Today," and by the session's end, Chas Chandler had a working master in hand.
Tape Log: I Don't Live Today
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