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Recording

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).

Releases

June 09th, 1969

Album Release

The new album The Street Giveth… And The Street Taketh Away by Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys is released in the United Kingdom. The album produced by Jimi Hendrix and spawns the hit US single “Good Old Rock n’ Roll”.

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

Eddie Kramer resumed mixing recent live recordings of the Experience for a possible live album.

Recording

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.

Recording

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.

Events

June 20th, 1969

Newport Pop Festival, Devonshire Downs, Northridge, Ca.

Set List:
Stone Free
Are You Experienced
Stone Free
Sunshine Of Your Love
Fire
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