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June 08th, 1969

Wally Heider Recording, Los Angeles, Ca.
Studio 3, Mixing

Eddie Kramer began mixing sessions for a proposed Experience live album. Among the work completed on this day are mixes and edits of “Star Spangled Banner” (San Diego 5/24/69), “Purple Haze” (San Diego 5/24/69), and “Little Wing” (Royal Albert Hall 2/24/69).


June 10th, 1969

Wally Heider Recording, Los Angeles, Ca.
Studio 3, Mixing

Eddie Kramer continued work on several live recordings. Final mixes of “I Don’t Live Today” (Los Angeles Forum 4/26/69) and “Hear My Train A Comin’” (Royal Albert Hall 2/24/69) were prepared.


June 15th, 1969

Wally Heider Recording, Los Angeles, Ca.
Studio 3, Mixing

Eddie Kramer resumed mixing sessions for the proposed live album. Upon completion, the album was handed over to Jimi’s manager Michael Jeffery. Despite their work, however, Reprise Records shelved the live album in favor of the compilation Smash Hits.


June 19th, 1969

At the preliminary hearing, Judge Robert Taylor ordered Hendrix to return to the Toronto Court House on December 8 for a full trial.

Afterwards, Richie Yorke interviewed Hendrix for the Toronto Globe & Mail and the July 9 issue of the Los Angeles Times. Later that evening, Jimi returned to Los Angeles.


June 20th, 1969

Newport Pop Festival, Devonshire Downs, Northridge, Ca.

Set List:
Stone Free
Are You Experienced
Stone Free
Sunshine Of Your Love
Hear My Train A Comin’
Red House
Foxey Lady
Like A Rolling Stone
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Purple Haze

The Jimi Hendrix Experience traveled from Los Angeles by helicopter to Northridge, California where they performed at Devonshire Downs at San Fernando State College. Billed as the Newport Pop Festival, the three day event also featured such artists as Albert King, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, Ike & Tina Turner, Joe c***er, and Taj Mahal. The Experience topped the bill and were the highest paid performers at the festival.

Jimi Hendrix is photographed during The Experience’s June 20, 1969 performance at the Newport ‘69 pop festival at Devonshire Downs in Northridge, California.

Photo: Chuck Boyd / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC