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Interviews

May 01st, 1969

Freelance journalist, Sharon Lawrence interviews Jimi Hendrix in his room at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

Personal

May 05th, 1969

Jimi returned to Toronto, Ontario where he appeared in court before Judge Fred Hayes. Hayes ordered Hendrix to return for a preliminary hearing for possession of narcotics on June 19.

Photos of Jimi walking to the court house were later featured on the cover of Rolling Stone’s May 31, 1969 issue.

Releases

May 12th, 1969

Album Release

Sunrise by Eire Apparent is released in England. The album was produced by Jimi and features the guitarist making guest appearances on several tracks including, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Band,” “Yes I Need Someone,” “The Clown,” “Captive In The Sun,” and “Mr. Guy Fawkes”.

Personal

May 26th, 1969

The Experience traveled from San Francisco, California to the Honolulu International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Interviews

May 31st, 1969

Waikiki Shell, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
With Fat Mattress

Set List: [Partial]
Foxey Lady
Red House
I Don’t Live Today
Stone Free
Star Spangled Banner
Purple Haze
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Prior to their performance that evening, the Experience sat for a radio interview in studio at KPOI FM.

On stage that evening, with the technical difficulties which had plagued the group’s abbreviated performance the previous evening apparently repaired, Jimi put forth a superb effort.

Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage at the Waikiki Shell in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 31, 1969.

Photo: Robert Knight / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC