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January 02nd, 1969

Jimi, Mitch, and Noel fly from New York’s Kennedy Airport to London’s Heathrow International.
Interviews

January 03rd, 1969

Jimi sits for an interview with reporter Jon King at his London apartment on Brook Street.
Interviews

January 04th, 1969

Chris Welch interviews Hendrix for the January 11th edition of the UK music publication Melody Maker. He also grants an interview to Tony Norman for the January edition of Top Pops magazine.

Studio 4, BBC Television Center, London, England

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Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Hey Joe
Sunshine Of Your Love

Jimi gave one of his most memorable performances on this day. He performed “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and an unforgettable medley of “Hey Joe” and Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love”. Partway through “Hey Joe”, Hendrix came to a stop and launched into “Sunshine Of Your Love,” dedicating the soon to the recently disbanded Cream.

In 1998, this performance was included in its entirety as part of the double CD BBC Sessions.

Recording

January 05th, 1969

January 5-6, 1969

Polydor Studios
London, England

It is believed that Hendrix contributed a lead guitar overdub to the Eire Apparent’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” on either the 5th or 6th of January. The engineer for the session was Carlos Olms.

Interviews

January 07th, 1969

January 7, 1969

Brook Street
London, England

Jimi, Mitch, and Noel sit for an interview with Hugh Curry of the Canadian Broadcasting Company. The interview is later premiered as part of the CBC program Through The Eyes Of Tomorrow.