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May 22nd, 1968
Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding and his sister Vicki, and Eric Barrett arrive in Italy after flying from London’s Heathrow International Airport.
May 23rd, 1968
Hendrix arrives at the Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy after flying from Miami, Florida (by-way of New York). Daniela Cohen of Ciao 2001 photographs Jimi and Noel sitting on the grass outside the Windsor Hotel.
Although scheduled to perform two shows at the Piper Club in Milan, the first show is cancelled because Italian customs officials delay the Experience’s gear at the airport. The second show proceeds with a more than two thousand people trying to gain admission to the show.
May 24th, 1968
The Experience perform two shows at Teatro Brancaccio in Rome, Italy supported by Doctor K’s Blues Band, The Triad, Balletto Franco Estill Group and Pier Franco Colonna. Among the songs performed were “Hey Joe,” “The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp,” “Fire,” and “Foxey Lady.”
Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage during The Experience’s second show on May 24, 1968 at Teatro Bracaccio in Rome, Italy.
Photo: Francesca Codispoti / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC
May 26th, 1968
Performing two shows at the Palasport in Bolgna, Italy the Experience are supported by the Cliffters, Ivan and the Meteors, and Keith Anderson & Wood Groups among others. Their first set, lasting roughly 45 minutes included “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free,” “Red House,” a medley of “Tax Free” & “Come On (Part One)”, “Purple Haze,” and “Foxey Lady.”