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April 01, 1968

The Experience arrive in Montreal, Canada.

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April 02, 1968

The Experience play Paul Sauve Arena, supported by Soft Machine and Olivus. During the 46-minute performance, the band performs “Killing Floor,” “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Manic Depression,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”

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April 04, 1968

On the day Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated, The Experience play two shows at The Civic Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon hearing of the black leader’s death, Hendrix and the band return immediately to New York. Hendrix is interviewed by Joseph V. Phillips for an April 6 story in The Virginia Pilot. Noel Redding is photographed on stage during The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s April 4, 1968 performance at the Civic Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photo: Lorette Geary / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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April 05, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience are scheduled to play at the Symphony Hall in Newark, New Jersey. After playing one improvisation that he dedicated to the slain activist, Hendrix left the stage. He later jammed with Buddy Guy at Generation in New York City.

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April 06, 1968

The Experience play Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York.

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April 07, 1968

Hendrix jams with Roy Buchanan at the Generation Club (52 West 8th Street) in New York. Although not performing with Hendrix, other bands performing tonight include Buddy Guy and Janis Joplin and Big Brother. Monterey Pop filmmaker, D.A. Pennebaker filmed the jam sessions and later released the short documentary, Wake At Generation which includes one of the jam numbers by Hendrix.

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April 08, 1968

At New York’s Drake Hotel (East 56th Street), Hendrix records 36-minutes of demos in his room, including: “Long Hot Summer Night,” “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be),” “Moon Turn The Tides … Gently, Gently Away,” “Angel,” “Cherokee Mist,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Voodoo Chile,” and “Gypsy Eyes.” Eleven minutes of recordings including “Angel,” “1983…(A Merman I Should Turn To Be),” and “Moon Turn The Tides … Gently, Gently Away” are broadcast on the Bob Harris Show on BBC Radio 1 on November 13, 1992.

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April 09, 1968

Hendrix jams at The Generation with Elvin Bishop (guitar), Buzzy Feiton (bass), Phillip Wilson (drums), Don Martin (guitar), Al Kooper (organ), and Paul Butterfield (harmonica).

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April 11, 1968

Chris Welch interviews Mitch Mitchell for Melody Maker. The piece is published on April 20.

Chris Welch Interviews Melody Maker Mitch Mitchell

April 12, 1968

Smash Hits is released in the United Kingdom (Track, 613 400). The album includes: “Purple Haze,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Can You See Me,” “51st Anniversary,” “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free,” “The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam’s Dice,” “Manic Depression,” “Highway Chile,” “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp,” and “Foxy Lady.”

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April 13, 1968

Peter Goodman of Beat Instrumental conducts a phone interview with Hendrix. The interview is published in May.

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April 15, 1968

Derek Boltwood interviews Hendrix for Record Mirror. The story is published the following month.

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April 18, 1968

The Experience record “Long Hot Summer Night” at The Record Plant (321 West 44th Street) in New York. Al Kooper later overdubs piano on the track. It was during this session that Hendrix gave Kooper his Stratocaster, (See Issue #5, page 6, ‘None Take Hendrix Strat’ for details on recent Auction featuring this guitar).

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April 19, 1968

The Experience and Soft Machine play Troy Armory in Troy, New York.

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April 20, 1968

For three days, the band rehearses and records “Little Miss Strange” at The Record Plant. The track is first recorded under the title, “Lilacs For Captain Curry’s Coffin” (or “Little Miss Strange Test Session”). On the second day of recordings, the song takes it’s final naming incarnation, “Little Miss Strange.”

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April 22, 1968

In addition to the final recordings for Redding’s “Little Miss Strange,” five recordings of “1983… (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)” were laid to tape. Overdubs a rough mixes were also developed for “Three Little Bears” and “Gypsy Eyes.”

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April 23, 1968

Redding’s four-hour sessions at The Record Plant resulted in the addition of additional acoustic guitars to “Little Miss Strange.”

Little Miss Strange Recording Redding the Record Plant

April 26, 1968

Back at The Record Plant, this emotionally trying session for the group resulted in several takes of “Gypsy Eyes” for which little progress was seen.

Gypsy Eyes Recording the Record Plant

April 27, 1968

The debut of Peter Green’s film, See My Music Talking (aka Experience) is shown at the Montreaux International Film Festival in Switzerland.

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April 28, 1968

Hendrix and Mitchell record 41 takes of “Gypsys Eyes” at The Record Plant. Later that night Redding prepares a rough mix of “Little Miss Strange” and also additional rhythm parts onto the April 20th master tape of “Little Miss Strange.”

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