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Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan With Fat Mattress, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: [partial] Fire Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady I Don’t Live Today Sunshine Of Your Love Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Red House
Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada With Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: Fire Hear My Train A Comin’ Spanish Castle Magic Red House Foxey Lady Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) The Experience fly to Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario and arrive at 9:30 a.m.. While checking through Canada Customs, one of the bags Hendrix offers to be searched contains what is believed to be an illicit substance. Hendrix is arrested and taken to Police Headquarters in downtown Toronto. He is later released on a $10,000 cash bail and required at a court appearance on May 5. After his release, The Experience book into the Four Seasons Hotel and then head directly to Maple Leaf Gardens where they prepare for an evening performance. Jimi opened his show with greeting, “We want you to forget about today, about yesterday, and about tomorrow. Tonight we’re gonna create a whole new world,” The guitarist then launched into an incendiary rendition of “Fire.” Ritchie Yorke, who reviewed the performance for the May 4 issue of The Globe And Mail, was moved to write, “his guitar became the voice of the Rave New World. It screamed, hissed, and shrieked with the ferocity of a thousand dentist drills plunged into a single tooth.” The evening’s performance also featured a superb version of “Spanish Castle Magic”, complete with touches of both “Third Stone From The Sun” and “Little Miss Lover” interwoven within the song’s extended instrumental break. Jimi also performed a rare, fascinating early live version of “Room Full Of Mirrors”.
War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York With Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys Set List: [partial] Fire I Don’t Live Today Stone Free Foxey Lady The Experience traveled from Toronto to Syracuse, New York. They secured lodging at the Randolph House Hotel before their performance that evening at the Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium.
Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina With Chicago Transit Authority Set List: [partial] Johnny B. Goode Fire Spanish Castle Magic Foxey Lady Red House Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Next on the tour itinerary is Charlotte, North Carolina. The Experience book accommodations at the Red Carpet Inn on 615 E. Morehead Street. Once settled at the hotel, Hendrix is interviewed by Ronnie Parsons and Gary Rice for The Inquisition #3.
Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, West Virginia With Fat Mattress, Chicago Transit Authority Set List: [partial] Fire Come On (Let The Good Times Roll) Hear My Train A Comin’ Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Purple Haze Wild Thing The Experience arrived in Charleston, West Virginia and reserved rooms at the Hart O’Town Motor Inn prior to their performance that evening at the Charlotte Civic Centre. Following his performance, Hendrix was interviewed by Ray Brack for a Charleston Gazette article published the following week.
Santa Clara Pop Festival, County Fairground Santa Clara, CA. Set List: Hear My Train A Comin’ Fire Spanish Castle Magic Red House I Don’t Live Today Foxey Lady Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return) [Includes portions of Sunshine Of Your Love] A spirited set at the Santa Clara Pop Festival. Jimi’s performance is strong, as evidenced by the amateur audience recording made of the group’s afternoon performance. The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed on stage during their May 25, 1969 performance at the Northern California Folk-Rock Festival at the County Fairgrounds in Santa Clara, California. Photo: Michael Jang / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC