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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.
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February 14th, 1967

Following their gig at The Civic Hall in Essex, The Experience attend the "Valentine's Day Massacre" at The Speakeasy. While at The Speakeasy, Jimi Hendrix jams with Skip Allen, drummer for The Pretty Things.
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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
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February 22nd, 1967

The Experience attend a press reception for Soft Machine. The reception was hosted by Chas Chandler who produced the band's first single "Live Makes Sweet Music," which was just recently released.
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February 23rd, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed at Bruce Fleming's studio in London.