March 27, 1968 Jimi Hendrix Experience is the wildest thing here – Jane Scott “And now “Wild Thing!'” announced Jimi Hendrix. Then the wildness began last night at Public Music Hall. The tall, stove-pipe slim singer in the rainbow-hued jacket and big black hat started making love to his white guitar.
The new Jimi Hendrix film, “Experience” (aka “See My Music Talking”) by Peter Neal is shown at London’s National Film Theatre as part of a British festival of short films. The film includes a 12-string guitar solo of Hendrix performing “Hear My Train A Comin’.”
With the Experience missing their flight to Shreveport, Louisiana they are forced to travel to their next venue by car. The group performs later that night at the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport.
Experience publicist, Michael Goldstein arranged for ABC-TV to record the group’s studio work today for a proposed news feature. Although the 16mm film recordings captured the Experience recording “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” at the Record Plant, no records indicate if the footage was ever used.
The second Experience album, Axis: Bold As Love, (Reprise Records, RS 6281) is released in America.
The Experience play the same venue as the previous two nights, but Big Brother and the Holding Company replace Soft Machine.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience are joined by Albert King, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Soft Machine for two shows at Winterland. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Fire Hey Joe Foxey Lady The Wind Cries Mary Killing Floor Little Wing Purple Haze Rock Me Baby Red House Like A Rolling Stone
Royal Albert Hall London, England With Fat Mattress, Van Der Graaf Generator, and Soft Machine Lover Man Stone Free Hear My Train A Comin’ I Don’t Live Today Red House Foxey Lady Sunshine Of Your Love Bleeding Heart Fire Little Wing Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Room Full Of Mirrors Purple Haze Wild Thing Star Spangled Banner One of the greatest Experience concerts, both “Little Wing” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” were featured as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set.
Alan Smith of New Musical Express interviews the Experience at Hendrix’s Brook Street flat. The interview appears in the April 19 issue of the paper. The Experience would also grant an interview to Ray Coleman for the March 22 issue of Disc & Music.