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.
On this day, Hendrix signed a contract for $12,500 to perform at the Fillmore East in New York. Most importantly, the Fillmore East would serve as the venue for the recording of a live album by the guitarist. In recent weeks, Hendrix had determined that the most expedient way to resolve his obligation to Capitol Records per the 1968 PPX legal settlement would be to deliver a live album to the label.