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Jimi Hendrix is interviewed for a February article in Rave magazine.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience participate in a photo session for Fabulous 208.
After a day full of recording at DeLane Lea Studios, The Jimi Hendrix Experience performed two shows at the venerable Bag O’Nails. Hendrix continued to make waves in the local music scene, and whenever possible a large group of fellow musicians would attend The Experience’s shows.
On this date it has been reported that The Beatles’ Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were in attendance, as was The Who’s Pete Townshend and John Entwistle, The Rolling Stones’ Bill Wayman, The Cream’s Eric Clapton, Lulu, The Animal’s Eric Burdon, Georgie Fame, Geno Washington, Denny Lane, and Donovan. This evening also marks the first time that Jimi Hendrix meets guitar effects wizard Roger Mayer, who would later create several effects pedals for the guitarist.
The Experience perform at the 7 1/2 Club, which marks the club’s opening night of performances.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience appear at Radio London’s booth at the International Racing Car show held at the Olympia in London. Their mimed performance is reportedly filmed for Radio London but it never airs. Hendrix later laments about the miming experience in a January 28th interview published in New Musical Express saying, “The one thing I really hate is miming, it’s so phony. So far the only thing I was asked to mime was a Radio London appearance and I felt guilty just standing there holding a guitar. If you want to scream and holler at a record you can do that at home, I’m strictly a live performer.”
The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at 7 1/2 Club.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience reportedly prepare recordings for Radio Luxembourg’s Ready Steady Radio! program at Tiles in London. The session never airs.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at 7 1/2 Club.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at 7 1/2 Club ending their three-night engagement at the popular nightspot.
The Experience participate in a photo session at The George Public House.
The Experience performance at The Marquee Club with support from The Syn. Their performance reportedly includes “Hey Joe,” “Stone Free,” “Like A Rolling Stone,” and “Wild Thing.” The Syn
Set List: (partial) Hey Joe // Stone Free // Like A Rolling Stone // Wild Thing
The Experience perform two shows at the Saville Theatre in London with support from The Who, The Koobas, Thoughts and MC Mike Quinn. Portions of this concert are filmed by Peter Clifton and appear in his 1969 feature film Popcorn and in his 1973 documentary, Sound Of The City: London 1964-73, which is also routinely referred to as Superstars In Concert and as Rock City. Portions of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s performance are incorporated in the music video for the song, “Hey Joe.” That film also presents film footage shot by Tommy Weber during The Experience’s December 22, 1967 appearance on the Christmas On Earth Continued event. The original “Hey Joe” promotional film was included on the DVD release of Experience: Jimi Hendrix.
Set List: (partial) Rock Me Baby // Like A Rolling Stone // Can You See Me // Hey Joe // Wild Thing
The Jimi Hendrix Experience make a live appearance on the radio program Pop North on the BBC Light program. Unfortunately, with the show being aired live, the BBC did not record or preserve the performances.
Set List: Hey Joe // Rock Me Baby // Foxey Lady
The Experience return to the Saville Theatre with filmmaker Peter Clifton to film additional footage of The Experience performing “Hey Joe.” This color film footage is later interspersed with the black & white footage shot during The Experience’s live concerts from January 29th and included in Clifton’s films Superstars In Concert and Popcorn, plus mixed together with a studio recording of “Hey Joe” for the song’s promotional music video.
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Alan Jones for the February 3rd edition of The Hull Times.
Tape Log: Purple Haze The studio sessions on February 3rd marked The Experience’s first foray into Olympic Studios and their first time working with engineer Eddie Kramer. This initial session saw Hendrix return to the January 11th masters for “Purple Haze” to record some additional overdubs. This initial “Purple Haze” session at Olympic foreshadowed just how creative and cutting edge the team of Hendrix, Chas Chandler and Eddie Kramer would become in the months that followed. This recording session also marked one one of the first times that Hendrix recorded in the studio with Roger Mayer’s experimental Octavia effects pedal.
Jimi Hendrix returns to Olympic Studios to complete further work on “Purple Haze” alongside Chas Chandler and Eddie Kramer. Noel Redding contributes some of the background vocals during this session.
Tape Log: Purple Haze
The Experience returned to Olympic Studios where the group completed a final mix on their new single “Purple Haze.” Afterwards, the trio revisited the four-track master for “Fire” which was previously worked on at DeLane Lea Studios. In the end, the original DeLane Lea track was basically replaced with new work. “Foxey Lady” received similar treatment, this time revisiting the December 13, 1966 tapes that were conceived at CBS Studios. By the end of the night, a final mix was in hand.
Tape Log: Purple Haze // Fire // Foxey Lady
The Experience perform at the Bromley Court Hotel’s Bromel Club.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. Supporting the group is Soft Machine, The Flies and Sandy & Hilary
Jimi Hendrix participates in a photo shoot at the Fleet Street offices of the Daily Mirror in London.
Jimi Hendrix and Chas Chandler are interviewed at their Upper Berkeley Street flat in London. Melody Maker and Disc & Music Echo publish the interviews on April 8th.
The Experience returned to London’s Olympic Studios to continue work on their debut album. This significant session resulted in new recordings, overdubs on some unfinished compositions and final mixes for several tracks.
The group focused their initial attention to recording “Highway Chile,” with the 8th and final take being flagged as the master. Work then began on “Waterfall” (as originally marked on the tape box). Studio engineer Eddie Kramer later prepared a four-to-four mix of the 4th take during which time the song was retitled as “May This Be Love.”
Hendrix then focused his attention on “Title #3” and later “Title #4” which eventually became “Are You Experienced?” Despite the the complexities of these recordings, the full song “Are You Experienced?” was completed start-to-finish in this one session.
Before the session came to a close, final mixes were prepared for “May This Be Love,” “Are You Experienced?” and “I Don’t Live Today.”
The stunning initial take of “Title #4” [“Are You Experienced?”] was included on the 2010 Box Set West Coast Seattle Boy as was one of the outtakes of “May This Be Love.”
Tape Log: Highway Chile // Waterfall [aka May This Be Love] // Title #3 // Title #4 [aka Are You Experienced?] // I Don’t Live Today
Returning to London’s Olympic Studios, an additional four-track-to-four-track reduction mix was created for “Are You Experienced?”
Later the group revisited the January 11, 1967 recordings of “Third Stone From The Sun” before redirecting attention to creating both mono and stereo mixes of “Highway Chile.” The mono mix was eventually held back and included alongside a stereo mix of “The Wind Cries Mary” as the trio’s third single in the United Kingdom.
Before the session was completed, Hendrix focused once again on the work completed in December 1966 on the song, “Love Or Confusion” which resulted in a final mix being produced and later included on the debut release of Are You Experienced.
Before the session ended, the group worked on the B.B. King inspired “Here He Comes,” before putting that aside to focus on complete mixes of songs they had earmarked for the new album.”
Tape Log: Are You Experienced? // Third Stone From The Sun // Highway Chile // Love Or Confusion // Here He Comes
Chas Chandler had lacquers created for both mono and stereo mixes of “The Wind Cries Mary” and a mono version of “Highway Chile” which were given to Track Records so manufacturing of The Experience’s forthcoming single could begin.
Tape Log: The Wind Cries Mary // Highway Chile
The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at the BBC Playhouse Theatre on Northumberland Avenue in the City of Westminster, London. This made-for-live-radio performance was broadcast on the Monday Monday radio program. Unfortunately no recordings are known to exist for this performance.
Set List: Purple Haze // Foxey Lady
Following their appearance on the BBC’s Monday Monday radio show, Hendrix conducts several press interviews back at his Upper Berkeley Street flat. These interviews are later published in Melody Maker (April 15 with Chris Welch) and in Disc & Music Echo (April 15).One interview by Leif H. Andersson is broadcast on the Swedish radio show Pop 67 med Amerikalisten (April 19).
Returning to Olympic Studios, Manager Chas Chandler guided The Experience back through the April 4th recordings of “Third Stone From The Sun.”
The session featured two non-musical tracks called described on the tape boxes as “Wild Chat” and “Noises” which featured Hendrix and Chandler talking through a variety of science fiction inspired passages. “Noises” featured Hendrix talking about the markings that Engineer George Chkiantz had made on the tape boxes that evening.
Several segments of these recordings, including the classic, “and you’ll never hear surf music again…” were incorporated into the final mix of “Third Stone From The Sun.”
Tape Log: Third Stone From The Sun // Wild Chat // Noises
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Björn Lundholm for an April 19th feature in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Hugh Nolan for the April 22 edition of Disc & Music Echo at his Upper Berkeley Street flat.
Beginning late in the evening of April 24th and through the early hours of April 25th, Hendrix joined Chas Chandler and Eddie Kramer at Olympic Studios to work on final mixes (stereo and mono) for several songs slated for inclusion on Are You Experienced, including: “Foxey Lady,” “Manic Depression,” “May This Be Love,” “Fire,” “Remember,” “Third Stone From The Sun,” and “Love Or Confusion.”
Tape Log: Foxey Lady // Manic Depression // May This Be Love // Fire // Remember // Third Stone From The Sun // Love Or Confusion
Chas Chandler is interviewed at the flat he shared with Jimi Hendrix for a feature published in April 29 issue of Disc & Music Echo.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s first UK Tour comes to a close following two final performances at Granada theatre in Tooting (London). Once again the evening includes performances by The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones; The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Granada in Bedford.
1967 April April 30 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Granada Greater London Live live performance MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers Tooting United Kingdom
Jimi Hendrix and Chas Chandler are interviewed at their shared flat in London, by Ray Jones for the May edition of Beat Instrumental magazine.
1967 43 Upper Berkeley Street April April 30 Beat Instrumental Chas Chandler City of Westminster Greater London interview Interviews Jimi Hendrix Jimi's Apartment magazine Marylebone Ray Jones United Kingdom