Jimi Hendrix Encyclopedia
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April 08th, 1968
At New York’s Drake Hotel (East 56th Street), Hendrix records 36-minutes of demos in his room, including: “Long Hot Summer Night,” “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be),” “Moon Turn The Tides … Gently, Gently Away,” “Angel,” “Cherokee Mist,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Voodoo Chile,” and “Gypsy Eyes.” Eleven minutes of recordings including “Angel,” “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be),” and “Moon Turn The Tides … Gently, Gently Away” are broadcast on the Bob Harris Show on BBC Radio 1 on November 13, 1992.
April 11th, 1968
Chris Welch interviews Mitch Mitchell for Melody Maker. The piece is published on April 20.
April 13th, 1968
Peter Goodman of Beat Instrumental conducts a phone interview with Hendrix. The interview is published in May.
April 15th, 1968
Derek Boltwood interviews Hendrix for Record Mirror. The story is published the following month.
April 18th, 1968
The Experience record “Long Hot Summer Night” at The Record Plant (321 West 44th Street) in New York. Al Kooper later overdubs piano on the track. It was during this session that Hendrix gave Kooper his Stratocaster, (See Issue #5, page 6, ‘None Take Hendrix Strat’ for details on recent Auction featuring this guitar).