The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two songs, “Manic Depression” and “Purple Haze” for the BBC Two program Late Night Line-Up. The show airs on May 17th as part of their show “Psychedelic Happening,” which also featured an interview with the band.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience make another appearance at the BBC, this time on the hit program Top Of The Pops. Once again, the appearance which featured two takes of “Purple Haze,” saw Hendrix singing over an instrumental backing track to meet regulations of the British Musicians’ Union.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience record “Purple Haze” for the April 4th episode of the BBC television show Dee Time. Cat Stevens, Kiki Dee, Libby Morris, Mike Newman and Lance Percival are also guests on this episode. Unfortunately, no tapes of this episode remain in the BBC archives.
In the afternoon, The Experience head to Hilversum to conduct rehearsals for their forthcoming appearance on Fanclub, which is scheduled to air live on national television. During the rehearsals, it is suggested that Hendrix mime the live performance because they are playing so loud that it knocked plaster off the ceiling in the studio below their rehearsal space.
The Experience visit Universal TV Studios in Waterloo to conduct another ‘mimed’ television appearance; this time performing “Hey Joe” and “Stone Free.”
Set List: Hey Joe // Stone Free