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Live

February 01st, 1968

The Experience fly to San Francisco to play two shows at the Fillmore Auditorium. The supporting cast includes Albert King, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Soft Machine. The Experience’s first set includes “Red House,” “Purple Haze,” “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” and “The Wind Cries Mary.”
Live

February 01st, 1968

The Experience fly to San Francisco to play two shows at the Fillmore Auditorium. The supporting cast includes Albert King, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Soft Machine. The Experience’s first set consists of: “Red House,” “Purple Haze,” “Foxy Lady,” “Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire,” and “The Wind Cries Mary.”

Interviews

February 05th, 1968

Soft Machine rejoins The Experience for a show at Arizona State University in Tempe.
Hendrix is interviewed by Dave Gurzenski for the Arizona State Press. The interview is published February 7.

Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage while performing at the Sun Devil’s Gym at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona on February 5, 1968.

Photo: © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

Live

February 06th, 1968

The Experience and Soft Machine perform at the VIP Club in Tucson.
The Sunday Mirror conducts a phone interview with Hendrix, which is published February 11.

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.)