The Jimi Hendrix Experience appear at Radio London’s booth at the International Racing Car show held at the Olympia in London. Their mimed performance is reportedly filmed for Radio London but it never airs. Hendrix later laments about the miming experience in a January 28th interview published in New Musical Express saying, “The one thing I really hate is miming, it’s so phony.
Jimi Hendrix writes the lyrics to “The Wind Cries Mary” following an argument with live-in girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.
Back in London, Noel Redding offers Neville Chesters a job as Road Manager for the upcoming Experience tour of Italy.
Redding and Mitch Mitchell fly to Nassau (The Bahamas), while Hendrix returns to New York. In the evening, he jams with Eric Clapton at The Scene Club.
The Experience rehearse at Middle Earth in Covent Garden.
The band returns to New York.
Hendrix plans to play at Garfield High School, but his equipment wasn’t available so he instead gives a short speech and answers a few questions. Afterwards, Jimi receives a ceremonial key to the City of Seattle.
In a lively session with Hendrix on guitar and Buddy Miles on drums, the two musicians run through a number of takes of “Izabella” plus lay the foundations for “Room Full Of Mirrors.” As John McDermott explains in Jimi Hendrix: Sessions, “Shortly after reel two began, technical problems slowed the pair’s progress.
March 15-16, 1969 Hendrix joins The Buddy Miles Express during their recording session for “Blue Window Jam” at Mercury Studios in New York.