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March 07th, 1969

Hendrix visits Noel Redding at Olympic Studios during a recording session for Fat Mattress.

Later that evening, Jimi Hendrix travels to Ronnie Scott’s to enjoy an evening of performances by Roland Kirk & His Quartet.

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March 08th, 1969

Hendrix returns to Ronnie Scott’s Club to watch another night of performances by Roland Kirk. It has been reported but not confirmed that Hendrix joined Kirk on stage for an extended jam session.

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March 09th, 1969

Jimi Hendrix once again reportedly joins Roland Kirk for a jam session at Ronnie Scott’s Club. Afterwards, Kirk visits Hendrix’s Brook Street flat.

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March 13th, 1969

Hendrix flies from London’s Heathrow International Airport to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Back in New York, Hendrix checks into the Pierre Hotel on 5th Avenue.

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March 22nd, 1969

The March 22 edition of Billboard magazine’s “International News Reports” headlines Hendrix Wins Paris Fest’s Pop Prize. The headline refers to Hendrix Billboard’s 1968 Artist of the Year as the recipient of the Popular Music Prize in the 1969 Academie Charles Cros Awards at the Festival du Son held at the Palais d’Orsay in Paris, France.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience is named both the #2 Duo & Group and #2 Artist overall in Billboard’s March 22, Campus Attractions supplement. The honor marks The Experience as being the second best selling group based on reports from college book and record stores throughout the United States between March 1968 and February 1969. On both charts, The Experience were second only to Simon & Garfunkel.