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May 30th, 1970

Back on the West Coast, The Experience was booked into the Berkeley Community Theater in Berkeley, CA by famed promoter Bill Graham. The quaint theater, housing close to 3,400 fans were witness to two sets by The Experience (both professionally filmed) that included, (Set 1) “Fire,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Foxey Lady,” “Machine Gun,” “Freedom,” “Red House,” “Message To Love,” “Ezy Ryder,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “Purple Haze,” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” (Set 2) “Straight Ahead,” “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun),” “Lover Man,” “Stone Free,” “Hey Joe,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Machine Gun,” “Foxey Lady,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “Purple Haze,” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”
In readying themselves for the evening performance, The Experience took part in an extended rehearsal/soundcheck which saw them play “Message To Love,” “Blues Suede Shoes,” “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun),” “Ezy Ryder,” “Earth Blues,” “Room Full Of Mirrors,” “Villanova Junction,” “Midnight Lightning,” “Freedom,” “Power Of Soul,” and “Machine Gun.”

Jimi Hendrix is photographed during the first of two performances at the Berkeley Community Theatre in Berkeley, California on May 30, 1970.

Photo: Richard Peters / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

Jimi Hendrix is photographed during The Experience’s second performance at the Berkeley Community Theatre in Berkeley, California on May 30, 1970. Portions of these two performances were later included in the film Jimi Plays Berkeley.

Photo: Richard Peters / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC