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Interviews

May 01st, 1969

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

Events

May 02nd, 1969

Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan
With Fat Mattress, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys

Set List: [partial]
Fire
Spanish Castle Magic
Foxey Lady
I Don’t Live Today
Sunshine Of Your Love
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Red House

Events

May 03rd, 1969

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada
With Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys

Set List:
Fire
Hear My Train A Comin’
Spanish Castle Magic
Red House
Foxey Lady
Purple Haze
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

The Experience fly to Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario and arrive at 9:30 a.m.. While checking through Canada Customs, one of the bags Hendrix offers to be searched contains what is believed to be an illicit substance. Hendrix is arrested and taken to Police Headquarters in downtown Toronto. He is later released on a $10,000 cash bail and required at a court appearance on May 5. After his release, The Experience book into the Four Seasons Hotel and then head directly to Maple Leaf Gardens where they prepare for an evening performance.

Jimi opened his show with greeting, “We want you to forget about today, about yesterday, and about tomorrow. Tonight we’re gonna create a whole new world,” The guitarist then launched into an incendiary rendition of “Fire.” Ritchie Yorke, who reviewed the performance for the May 4 issue of The Globe And Mail, was moved to write, “his guitar became the voice of the Rave New World. It screamed, hissed, and shrieked with the ferocity of a thousand dentist drills plunged into a single tooth.”

The evening’s performance also featured a superb version of “Spanish Castle Magic”, complete with touches of both “Third Stone From The Sun” and “Little Miss Lover” interwoven within the song’s extended instrumental break. Jimi also performed a rare, fascinating early live version of “Room Full Of Mirrors”.

Events

May 04th, 1969

War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York
With Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys

Set List: [partial]
Fire
I Don’t Live Today
Stone Free
Foxey Lady

The Experience traveled from Toronto to Syracuse, New York. They secured lodging at the Randolph House Hotel before their performance that evening at the Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium.

Events

May 09th, 1969

Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina
With Chicago Transit Authority

Set List: [partial]
Johnny B. Goode
Fire
Spanish Castle Magic
Foxey Lady
Red House
Purple Haze
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Next on the tour itinerary is Charlotte, North Carolina. The Experience book accommodations at the Red Carpet Inn on 615 E. Morehead Street. Once settled at the hotel, Hendrix is interviewed by Ronnie Parsons and Gary Rice for The Inquisition #3.