The highly anticipated third release by The Jimi Hendrix Experience titled, Electric Ladyland is released in the United States, (Reprise, 2RS 6307). Although Hendrix had originally submitted his own artwork for the cover, which featured a photograph by Linda McCartney with The Experience and some young kids sitting on the Alice In Wonderland statue in New York’s Central Park.
The Experience return to the Record Plant to put the finishing touches on their forthcoming release, Electric Ladyland. Work on “Gypsy Eyes” on this night focused on the flanging effects, which had studio engineers Eddie Kramer and Gary Kellgren physically putting pressure on the flange reel of the tape deck during recording.
The Experience complete rough mixes for “Three Little Bears,” “Voodoo Chile,” and “Long Hot Summer Night” during sessions at the Record Plant. Jimi also returned to the April 22 recordings of “1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)” by adding a series of new recordings that were later added as edit sections to create a single, unified master.
The Experience return to New York City for few days rest. Several record stores throughout Britain stop selling The Experience’s latest release, Electric Ladyland because of the controversial artwork consisting of 19 naked women on the cover.
Sterling Sound, New York Studio Recording Hendrix and Kramer team with mastering engineer Bob Ludwig to supervise the final mastering for Band Of Gypsys. In light of his disappointment with the mastering of Electric Ladyland by Reprise Records, Hendrix opts to work independently to insure that the final sound quality meets his satisfaction.