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The Experience fly to Los Angeles for a performance at the Ackerman Ballroom at the University of California, Los Angeles. According to Redding, during the performance, the crowd rushes the stage. Mitch Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, and Noel Redding are photographed backstage prior to their February 13, 1968 performance at the Ackerman Ballroom at UCLA. Photo: Chuck Boyd / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC
The Experience perform at Regis College in Denver, Colorado. Soft Machine opens. Meanwhile, in London, Les Perrin accepts Hendrix’s Disc & Music Echo award for “Top World Musician.” The ceremony takes place at the “Valentine’s Night Ball” at the Empire Rooms on Tottenham Court Road.
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The Experience, Soft Machine, The Moving Sidewalks, and Neal Ford & the Fanatics perform at Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas. The Experience play: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Fire,” “Catfish Blues,” “Foxey Lady,” “Hey Joe,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.” Later, Hendrix jams backstage with Billy Gibbons, guitarist for The Moving Sidewalks, and trades guitars with him. Gibbons gives Hendrix a left-handed 1957 Stratocaster and Hendrix gives Gibbons a pink Strat. (Gibbons, who later joined ZZ Top, reportedly still owns the pink guitar.)
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The Experience plays another double-header at the Electric Factory.
As The Experience progresses through the Lone-Star State, they perform at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, TX. With support from Ballin’ Jack, Hendrix leads the trio through a performance consisting of “Johnny B. Goode,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Fire,” “Foxey Lady,” “I Don’t Live Today,” “Purple Haze,” “Red House,” “Ezy Rider,” “Machine Gun,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “Hey Joe,” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).” Jimi Hendrix is photographed during a The Experience’s June 6, 1970 performance at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, TX Photo: Don Nix / © Authentic Hendrix, LLC