Keith Altham of Melody Maker interviewed Jimi at his New York apartment for a May 9 article. Portions of the interview also accompanied Altham’s article in the July 4 issue of Petticoat.
Hendrix flies from New York City to Los Angeles, California in preparation for the upcoming US Tour.
Jimi attends a birthday for Jethro Tull’s Glen Cornick in Laurel Canyon.
November 3, 1968 Kiel Auditorium St. Louis, Missouri Rock Me Baby Foxey Lady Fire Hey Joe Tax Free Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze
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.”
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.
During his stay at the Hotel Navarro in Manhattan, Hendrix penned lyrics to “Ball And Chain” and “Let It Grow”
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.
Minneapolis Auditorium Minneapolis, Minnesota Fire Are You Experienced Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House Foxey Lady Little Wing Spanish Castle Magic Sunshine Of Your Love Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze