Don’t miss your chance to hear The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s June 7, 1970 performance at the Assembly Center Arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This amateur recording made by Mike Thompson reveals yet another exuberant Experience performance. “I Don’t Live Today” and “Hey Joe”, which were not regularly performed on the 1970 tour were among this evenings highlights.
On June 13, 1970 The Jimi Hendrix Experience rolled into Baltimore, MD to perform at the Civic Center. At the show, an exuberant “Pass It On” opened the performance and set the tone for the evening. “Pass It On” was a precursor of “Straight Ahead” which Jimi would record just four days later at Electric Lady.
On April 25, 1970 a newly reformed Jimi Hendrix Experience featuring Mitch Mitchell on drums and Billy Cox on bass made its American debut at the Los Angeles Forum in front of a sell-out crowd. This show has widely been regarded as one of The Experience’s top shows, but due to quality concerns it has never been released in official terms.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At Madison Square Garden captures The Jimi Hendrix Experience in front of a sell-out audience at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. Although this recording is fairly rough, the performance is extremely spirited with Jimi leading Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding through a lively 9-song set featuring great renditions of stalwart classics like “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Purple Haze,” and the relatively new track “Lover Man.”
The Denver Pop Festival would prove to be the last performance by the original Jimi Hendrix Experience. Immediately afterwards, Noel Redding elected to leave the group and returned to London. Redding cited Hendrix’s stated desire to expand the group without consulting him as one of the factors influencing his decision.
February 1968 was a busy time for The Experience as they found themselves traveling coast to coast throughout the United States for multiple back-to-back concerts. February 16th marked the second Texas show on the group’s current nationwide tour with this show taking place at the State Fair Music Hall in Dallas.
In December 1969, Hendrix formed a new power trio dubbed the Band Of Gypsys featuring Billy Cox (bass) and Buddy Miles (drums). Scheduled for a series of 4 shows over two nights at the Fillmore East, Hendrix gathered the trio to prepare for the shows at the Baggy’s Rehearsal Studios in New York City on December 18th and 19th.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Chicago is a roughly 68-minute recording made during The Experience’s December 1, 1968 concert at the Chicago Coliseum. Although the recording is a little rough around the edges, Hendrix and crew and definitely in the groove on this night as they deliver fiery renditions of some of the group’s most beloved classics including “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” and “Purple Haze” plus a handful of poignant tributes to fellow musicians with Holwin Wolf’s “Killing Floor” and Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love.”