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Interviews

September 02nd, 1968

Hendrix is interviewed and filmed by a local Denver based DJ for an upcoming PBS show.
Hendrix writes a poem entitled, “Letter to the Room Full Of Mirrors" while at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Denver. It was also at this time that Hendrix wrote to intricate design notes for the cover of the Electric Ladyland album

Interviews

September 08th, 1968

The Experience travels to Spokane, Washington where John Bates interviews Hendrix for the September 9 issue of The Spokane Daily Chronicle. The group later performs at the Coliseum with support from Vanilla Fudge, Eire Apparent, and Soft Machine. The Experience’s performance includes “Foxey Lady,” “Little Wing,” “Red House,” and “Fire” among others.

Media

September 11th, 1968

The Experience participates in a photo session for Life Magazine.

Releases

September 16th, 1968

The highly anticipated third release by The Jimi Hendrix Experience titled, Electric Ladyland is released in the United States, (Reprise, 2RS 6307). Although Hendrix had originally submitted his own artwork for the cover, which featured a photograph by Linda McCartney with The Experience and some young kids sitting on the Alice In Wonderland statue in New York's Central Park. In the end, only his designs of the inside of the cover were used.
This landmark two-album collection featured: "...And The Gods Made Love," "Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)," "Crosstown Traffic," "Voodoo Chile," "Little Miss Strange," "Long Hot Summer Night," "Come On (Part One)," "Gypsy Eyes," "The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp," "Rainy Day, Dream Away," "1983...(A Merman I Should Turn To Be)," "Moon, Turn The Tides...Gently, Gently Away," " Still Raining, Still Dreaming," "House Burning Down," " All Along The Watchtower," Voodoo Child (Slight Return)."
Hendrix rents a house at 2850 Benedict Canyon Drive in Beverly Hills, California where a birthday party for Eric Barrett is held.