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Jimi Hendrix jams — on bass — with the band Tomorrow, featuring Steve Howe (guitar), John Adler (drums) and Keith West (vocals). (Tomorrow band)
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed for a February article in Rave magazine.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience participate in a photo session for Fabulous 208.
Looking to get something new to market following their debut “Hey Joe,” Chas Chandler brought The Experience to DeLane Lea Studios in London to commence work on their next songs. This session included the basic track for “Purple Haze,” which was recorded in merely four hours. Additional recordings including “The Wind Cries Mary,” “51st Anniversary,” “The Wind Cries Mary” and “Burning Of The Midnight Lamp” were also completed.
Tape Log: Purple Haze // 51st Anniversary // Third Stone From The Sun // Fire // The Wind Cries Mary
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.
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Mike Legerwood for the January 28th edition of Disc & Music Echo.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform at The Speakeasy.
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by John King for the January 28th edition of New Musical Express
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed for the January 28th edition of Melody Maker.
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 conduct a photo session with Paul Popper outside of Hendrix’s flat in Montagu Square.
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.
The Experience perform their second show of the day, this time at The Flamingo on Wardour Street in London.
Set List: Killing Floor // Have Mercy On Me Baby // Can You See Me // Like A Rolling Stone // Rock Me Baby // Catfish Blues // Stone Free // Hey Joe // Wild Thing
The Experience perform two shows on this night, the first of which was done at The Ram Jam Club.
Jimi Hendrix attends The Cream concert at the Saville Theatre.
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Steve Barker for an article in Debris, the student newspaper for West One.
Photographer Bernard Wagner completes a photo session with Jimi Hendrix outside of his apartment at 34 Montagu Square on Marylebone.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience record a series of songs for the BBC’s Saturday Club radio program at the BBC Broadcasting House in Marylebone. The recordings were first broadcast on February 18 along with a short interview with Jimi Hendrix done by DJ Brian Matthew. These recordings have subsequently been released as part of The Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions
Set List: Foxey Lady [2 takes] // Stone Free // Hey Joe // Love Or Confusion
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Alain Dister at the Anim management office on Gerrard Street.
Following their gig at The Civic Hall in Essex, The Experience attend the “Valentine’s Day Massacre” at The Speakeasy. While at The Speakeasy, Jimi Hendrix jams with Skip Allen, drummer for The Pretty Things.
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Kevin Swift for the March issue of Beat Instrumental and the February 25th edition of Record Mirror Jimi is also interviewed by Albert Bokslag and Cees Mentink for the February 25th edition of Kink.
The Experience perform at the Blarney Club on Tottenham Court Road in London. UFO Club was founded by John Hopkins and Joe Coyd in an Irish dance hall called the “Blarney Club” in the basement of 31 Totenham Court Road. After its opening in December 23, 1966, the club gained considerable recognition as ‘ground zero’ for the underground movement and the first psychedelic nightclub in England. It regularly played host to bands like Pink Floyd.
The Experience head back to De Lane Lea Studios to continue work on their debut album. Recordings this evening focused on “I Don’t Live Today,” and by the session’s end, Chas Chandler had a working master in hand.
Tape Log: I Don’t Live Today
The Experience are interviewed at the Anim management offices for a March 11th issue of New Musical Express.
The Experience are invited to the BBC Studios to perform “Hey Joe” live on the program Parade Of The Pops.
Set List: Hey Joe
The Experience attend a press reception for Soft Machine. The reception was hosted by Chas Chandler who produced the band’s first single “Live Makes Sweet Music,” which was just recently released.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed at Bruce Fleming’s studio in London.
A second photo session with Bruce Fleming at his London studio is completed on this day. Where the first session focused primarily on black & white photos, this session focused on color photography. The results of which appeared on the cover for the UK pressing of The Experence’s debut album Are You Experienced.
To help gear up for studio recordings at De Lane Lea Studios, The Experience head to The Speakeasy to rehearse some of the songs scheduled for recording soon.
Back at De Lane Lea Studios, The Experience worked on “Like A Rolling Stone” but struggled to record something that everyone liked.
Tape Log: Like A Rolling Stone
Jimi Hendrix signs a US record contract with Warner Bros.
At the Marquee Club, The Experience are filmed performing “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze” for the German television show Beat Club.
Set List: Hey Joe // Purple Haze
The Experience fly from London, England to Paris, France
The Jimi Hendrix Experience are photographed by Gered Mankowitz at his London studio located at 9 Mason’s Yard. Photos from this session would later appear on a host of book and magazine covers around the world, and were also part of the early 1990s remastered collection of Jimi Hendrix CDs released by MCA Records.
The Experience travel from London to Amsterdam where they check into the Hotel Schiller in Rembrandt Square (Rembrandtsplein) located in Central Amsterdam.
Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Klaes Borling of Swedish Radio which is broadcast on April 19th.
Track Records Launch Party The Speakeasy City of Westminster London United Kingdom The Jimi Hendrix Experience attend the Track Records launch party at The Speakeasy.
During the Track Records Launch Party, Jimi Hendrix is interviewed by Beat Instrumental. Eric Clapton who is also in attendance sits down and joins Hendrix in the interview.
The Experience fly from London, England to Hamburg, Germany.
The Experience return to London.
Jimi Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham and Chas Chandler and his girlfriend Lottie Lexon move to their new flat at 43 Upper Berkeley Street in London. Their new flat is merely 7 blocks away from their old place at 34 Montagu Street.
The Experience are photographed at Jimi’s new London apartments (43 Upper Berkeley Street).
The Jimi Hendrix Experience are interviewed by Keith Altham for an April 15th article in New Musical Express.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience appear on the BBC Radio program Saturday Club, performing “Killing Floor,” “Fire,” and “Purple Haze.” This March 28th recording would first broadcast on April 1st. These songs have since been included on the 1998 release of The Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions.
Set List: Killing Floor // Fire // Purple Haze
The Experience returned to De Lane Lea Studios in London to focus attention on “Manic Depression.” In between takes of “Manic Depression,” Hendrix lead the band through an instrumental take of Michel Polnareff’s popular 1966 single, “La Poupée qui Fait Non.”
Tape Log: Manic Depression // La Poupée qui Fait Non
The Jimi Hendrix Experience kick off their first UK Tour as part of a month-long packaged tour featuring The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones. The first night featured The Experience performing two-sets. Hendrix managed to seal the spotlight on this night, as he lit fire to his guitar during “Fire.” “It was a strange situation, ” explains music reviewer Keith Altham. “because it took him a little while to get it alight. He was having to dodge behind the amplifiers on the stage with a box of matches and it wasn’t going up. Eventually, he did get it going and it sort of took off quite spectacularly. The security guy in the wings was going bananas and trying to rush onstage with a fire extinguisher. Eventually, he did and managed to spray the compere [emcee], we was not too amused. When we came back to the dressing room afterwards all hell broke loose.” “The security guy said, ‘You’ll never work in this circuit again! He’ll never play again at any of these theatres. How dare he do something like that? He could have burned the place down. What did he mean by swinging it around his head?’ Jimi said, ‘Well, I was trying to put it out.'” It was performance stunts like this that quickly earned Hendrix the moniker “The Black Elvis” and “Wild Man of Borneo.”
Set List: (second show / partial) Foxey Lady // Can You See Me / Hey Joe // Purple Haze // Fire
1967 Cat Stevens Engelbert Humperdinck Finsbury Park Live Live Appearance London London Astoria March March 31 MC Nick Jones The Californians The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Quotations The Walker Brothers United Kingdom
The Jimi Hendrix Experience participate in a photo shoot at the Anim management office in London.
Jimi Hendrix (playing bass guitar) reportedly jams with Ben E. King and Georgie Fame at The Speakeasy in London.
The Experience are interviewed at the BBC Broadcasting House on Portland Place in London.
Chas Chandler accompanies Hendrix on a flight from Gothenburg to London.
Back in London, Noel Redding offers Neville Chesters a job as Road Manager for the upcoming Experience tour of Italy.
The Experience travel from Bologna to London, making stops in both Milan and Geneva before arriving at their final destination. Once at Heathrow, Hendrix is quickly whisked away for a return flight back to New York City.
The Experience fly from Zurich, Switzerland to London, England.
Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell return to London, England.
Wembley Studios London, England Yer Blues Mitch Mitchell joined John Lennon, Keith Richards, and Eric Clapton to take part in the Rolling Stones Great Rock & Roll Circus television special. The group, which Lennon dubbed the Dirty Mac, performed a version of “Yer Blues”. This legendary recording remained unreleased for more than two decades before ABKCO Records released the program on CD and home video.
1968 ABKCO Records December 12 Dirty Mac England Eric Clapton John Lennon Keith Richards London Mitch Mitchell Recording Rolling Stones Great Rock & Roll Circus television special unreleased Wembley Studios Yer Blues
Jimi, Mitch, and Noel fly from New York’s Kennedy Airport to London’s Heathrow International.
Jimi sits for an interview with reporter Jon King at his London apartment on Brook Street.
Chris Welch interviews Hendrix for the January 11th edition of the UK music publication Melody Maker. He also grants an interview to Tony Norman for the January edition of Top Pops magazine. Studio 4, BBC Television Center, London, England Happening For Lulu Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Hey Joe Sunshine Of Your Love Jimi gave one of his most memorable performances on this day. He performed “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” and an unforgettable medley of “Hey Joe” and Cream’s “Sunshine Of Your Love”. Partway through “Hey Joe”, Hendrix came to a stop and launched into “Sunshine Of Your Love,” dedicating the soon to the recently disbanded Cream. In 1998, this performance was included in its entirety as part of the double CD BBC Sessions.
January 5-6, 1969 Polydor Studios London, England It is believed that Hendrix contributed a lead guitar overdub to the Eire Apparent’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Band” on either the 5th or 6th of January. The engineer for the session was Carlos Olms.
January 7, 1969 Brook Street London, England Jimi, Mitch, and Noel sit for an interview with Hugh Curry of the Canadian Broadcasting Company. The interview is later premiered as part of the CBC program Through The Eyes Of Tomorrow.
London, England Jimi grants an interview to Keith Altham that will be broadcast on the January 18 BBC Radio program Seen And Heard. Jimi then leaves to fly to Gothenburg, Sweden. Lorensberg Circus Gothenburg, Sweden Two Shows with Gin House Blues and Burning Red Ivanhoe 1st Show: Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Foxey Lady Sunshine Of Your Love I Don’t Live Today Hear My Train A Comin’ Spanish Castle Magic Purple Haze Star Spangled Banner
Olympic Studios London, England Midnight Lightning
Olympic Studios London, England Slow (Ezy Ryder) Room Full Of Mirrors Shame, Shame, Shame Crying Blue Rain Tax Free Sunshine Of Your Love Here He Comes (Lover Man)
Olympic Studios London, England Fire I Don’t Live Today Spanish Castle Magic Hear My Train A Comin’ Lover Man Red House The Experience recorded an inspired rehearsal for their February 18 Albert Hall performance on this night. Two recordings from this session, “Spanish Castle Magic” and “Hear My Train A Comin’” were highlights of the Jimi Hendrix Experience box set.
February 18, 1969 Royal Albert Hall London, England With Mason, Capaldi, Wood, & Frog, and Soft Machine Tax Free Fire Hear My Train A Comin’ Foxey Lady Red House Sunshine Of Your Love Spanish Castle Magic Star Spangled Banner Purple Haze Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Olympic Studios London, England Hendrix attends but does not participate in a recording session for the group Glass Menagerie. Chas Chandler is the Producer for the session.
February 22, 1969 Olympic Studios London, England Hound Dog Go My Own Way
London, England Jimi sat in for a jam session with Traffic members Dave Mason and Jim Capaldi at the Speakeasy in London.
February 26, 1969 Olympic Studios London, England Gypsy Blood Jam With Horns Noel’s Tune
While in London, Jimi heads to The Revolution where he attends a performance by Rubber Duck.
Hendrix and Stephen Stills jam at the famed London nightspot The Speakeasy.
Jimi Hendrix travels from New York to London, England with Eric Barrett. Upon his arrival in London, Jimi is interviewed by The Times for a September 1 feature.