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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


June 22nd, 1969

Newport Pop Festival, Devonshire Downs, Northridge, Ca.

After a subpar performance with the Experience on Friday evening, Hendrix returned to the festival on Sunday afternoon to jam with Eric Burdon, Buddy Miles, Tracy Nelson, and Mother Earth. Jimi’s enthusiastic participation won over the crowd. The shambling, extended jam session proved to be the highlight of the Sunday slate of

Jimi Hendrix is photographed during an afternoon performance / jam on June 22, 1969 at the Newport ‘69 pop festival at DevonshireDowns in Northridge, California.

Photo: © Authentic Hendrix, LLC