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March 09th, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed by Gered Mankowitz at his London studio located at 9 Mason's Yard. Photos from this session would later appear on a host of book and magazine covers around the world, and were also part of the early 1990s remastered collection of Jimi Hendrix CDs released by MCA Records.

March 16th, 1967

Track Records Launch Party The Speakeasy City of Westminster London United Kingdom The Jimi Hendrix Experience attend the Track Records launch party at The Speakeasy.

March 23rd, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are interviewed by Keith Altham for an April 15th article in New Musical Express.

March 28th, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience appear on the BBC Radio program Saturday Club, performing "Killing Floor," "Fire," and "Purple Haze." This March 28th recording would first broadcast on April 1st. These songs have since been included on the 1998 release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions.
Set List: Killing Floor // Fire // Purple Haze

March 31st, 1967

The Jimi Hendrix Experience kick off their first UK Tour as part of a month-long packaged tour featuring The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones. The first night featured The Experience performing two-sets. Hendrix managed to seal the spotlight on this night, as he lit fire to his guitar during "Fire." "It was a strange situation, " explains music reviewer Keith Altham. "because it took him a little while to get it alight. He was having to dodge behind the amplifiers on the stage with a box of matches and it wasn't going up. Eventually, he did get it going and it sort of took off quite spectacularly. The security guy in the wings was going bananas and trying to rush onstage with a fire extinguisher. Eventually, he did and managed to spray the compere [emcee], we was not too amused. When we came back to the dressing room afterwards all hell broke loose." "The security guy said, 'You'll never work in this circuit again! He'll never play again at any of these theatres. How dare he do something like that? He could have burned the place down. What did he mean by swinging it around his head?' Jimi said, 'Well, I was trying to put it out.'" It was performance stunts like this that quickly earned Hendrix the moniker "The Black Elvis" and "Wild Man of Borneo."
Set List: (second show / partial) Foxey Lady // Can You See Me / Hey Joe // Purple Haze // Fire