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July 07th, 1969

Dick Cavett Show, New York

Hendrix made a rare television appearance on The Dick Cavett Show. In addition to an interview, he performed a rendition of “Hear My Train A Comin’ backed by Cavett’s studio band.


July 10th, 1969

NBC Television Studios, New York, NY

Hendrix makes an appearance on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show and is interviewed by guest host Flip Wilson. After the interview, Hendrix who is joined by Billy Cox (bass) and drummer Ed Shaughnessy. They perform “Lover Man.”


July 11th, 1969

Jimi made a stop at one of his favorite musical hangouts, Manny’s Music on 156 West 48th Street in New York. Hendrix spent $1,756.30 on various pieces of equipment including an Epiphone Casino, Gibson Les Paul, Echoplex, Innovex plus assorted strings and cords.


July 19th, 1969

During his stay at the Hotel Navarro in Manhattan, Hendrix penned lyrics to “Ball And Chain” and “Let It Grow”


July 30th, 1969

Album Release
Smash Hits

Reprise Records, Jimi’s US distributor, issues the popular compilation Smash Hits.

Jimi enjoys a vacation to Mogador, Morocco. His travel begins on July 30 and extends through August 6.