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May 10, 1968

The Experience perform two shows at the Fillmore East in New York City, with support from Sly & the Family Stone and the Joshua Light Show. One of the sets, lasting 50 minutes includes performances of “Lover Man,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “Red House,” “Hey Joe,” “Sunshine Of Your Love,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”

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May 18, 1968

Supported by the Mothers of Invention, Arthur Brown, Blue Cheer and John Lee Hooker, The Experience perform two shows at the Miami Pop Festival in Hallendale, Florida. Among the songs performed during the second show include “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” and “Purple Haze.” Eddie Kramer was flown down to Miami to record the group’s performance for posterity. Although recordings were made, the second day’s cancellation threw the promoters into bankruptcy. Both audio and film footage (ABC-TV) of the event was seized, their whereabouts remain a mystery.

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May 19, 1968

A second day of performances at the Miami Pop Festival is cancelled due to a torrential thunderstorm. During the drive back to the hotel from Gulf Stream Park, Jimi begins to write “Rain Day, Dream Away.”

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May 23, 1968

Hendrix arrives at the Malpensa Airport in Milan, Italy after flying from Miami, Florida (by-way of New York). Daniela Cohen of Ciao 2001 photographs Jimi and Noel sitting on the grass outside the Windsor Hotel. Although scheduled to perform two shows at the Piper Club in Milan, the first show is cancelled because Italian customs officials delay the Experience’s gear at the airport. The second show proceeds with a more than two thousand people trying to gain admission to the show.

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May 24, 1968

The Experience perform two shows at Teatro Brancaccio in Rome, Italy supported by Doctor K’s Blues Band, The Triad, Balletto Franco Estill Group and Pier Franco Colonna. Among the songs performed were “Hey Joe,” “The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp,” “Fire,” and “Foxey Lady.” Jimi Hendrix is photographed on stage during The Experience’s second show on May 24, 1968 at Teatro Bracaccio in Rome, Italy. Photo: Francesca Codispoti / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC

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May 26, 1968

Performing two shows at the Palasport in Bolgna, Italy the Experience are supported by the Cliffters, Ivan and the Meteors, and Keith Anderson & Wood Groups among others. Their first set, lasting roughly 45 minutes included “Fire,” “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free,” “Red House,” a medley of “Tax Free” & “Come On (Part One)”, “Purple Haze,” and “Foxey Lady.”

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May 30, 1968

Mitchell and Redding are joined by nearly forty British musicians, including the Move, Traffic, John Mayall, and Eric Burdon on a charter flight from Heathrow to Kloten airport in Zurich, Switzerland. Upon arrival the bands take part in an afternoon press reception. Hendrix arrives later in the afternoon, after flying to Zurich from New York. This grand event, dubbed Pop-Montserkonzert was to feature two successive nights of performances at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Each night kicked off with a fashion show by local boutique, Bernie’s. Once the fashions were put aside, a series of bands – one after the other – took to the stage, including: Anselmo Trend, Sauterelles, Hardy Hepp, the Koobas, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Traffic, the Move, Eric Burdon and the New Animals, and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The Experience’s 50+ minute set included: “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Stone Free,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Red House,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxey Lady,” “Manic Depression,” “Fire,” and “Purple Haze.”

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