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August 01st, 1968
Jimi, Mitch and Noel attend a Love-In at Beauregarde Square in New Orleans with music performed by numerous local groups. Jimi speaks to the crowd from a flatbed truck, asking people to attend their concert later that night at City Park Stadium.
Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage during The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s August 1, 1968 concert at City Park Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Photo: Michael Bakkum / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC
August 05th, 1968
The Experience return to New York City
August 07th, 1968
A mid-day session at the Record Plant yields some additional mixes of “Long Hot Summer Night,” none of which are tagged as a final version.
Linda McCartney photographs the Experience in New York’s Central Park. Several small children are gathered and hang-out with Jimi, Mitch, and Noel on the Alice In Wonderland statue in the heart of Park. Hendrix later chooses these photographs for the cover of the forthcoming Electric Ladyland double-LP.
August 12th, 1968
The Experience return to New York City where Hendrix joins Joan Baez in attendance at the “Operation Airlift Biafra Benefit” at the Scene Club. Hendrix reportedly performs a small set for the event.
Jimi Hendrix is joined by Paul Caruso on harmonica at the Record Plant for three demo recordings of “Room Full of Mirrors.”
August 27th, 1968
The Experience return to the Record Plant to put the finishing touches on their forthcoming release, Electric Ladyland. Work on “Gypsy Eyes” on this night focused on the flanging effects, which had studio engineers Eddie Kramer and Gary Kellgren physically putting pressure on the flange reel of the tape deck during recording.
While Hendrix and Kramer labored over the master tape for Electric Ladyland, Kallgren, Mitchell and Redding recorded twelve-takes of Redding’s own composition, “How Can I Live,” which later appeared on the debut release for Redding’s new band, Fat Mattress.
With only one more track required to complete the album, the group turned to Earl King’s “Come On (Part One)” to fill the final track. After fourteen takes, the final take was selected as the basic track for the album. Electric Ladyland was now complete.