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January 04th, 1968
In the early morning hours, Hendrix reportedly becomes angry when fans try to get into his room at the Hotel Opalen. Police in Gothenberg arrest him for smashing a plate glass window. He is taken to a local hospital, where he receives stitches in his right hand.
That night, the group plays at Lorensbergs Cirkus in Gothenburg. Mecki Mark Men and Baby Grandmothers are also on the bill. The first show set list is comprised of: “Foxy Lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Come On (Part One),” and “Purple Haze.” For the second show, the band plays: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxy Lady,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Catfish Blues,” and “Purple Haze.”
Oscar Hedlund interviews Jimi Hendrix and Gerry Stickells for Dagens Nyheter. The interview is published the following day.
January 10th, 1968
Hendrix checks in at Gothenburg police headquarters. He must report there every day until January 15.
January 17th, 1968
Chas Chandler accompanies Hendrix on a flight from Gothenburg to London.