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10-06-16, 11:38 AM
Monday 15 September 1969 USA
Reprise release Stone Free b/w If Six Was Nine Reprise 0853 as the usual single promotion for the US version of the LP SMASH HITS.

JHE had recorded a new version between 7-9th April at the Record Plant, unknown if it was put to Reprise as a possible single release? Or even if it was considered finished;)

Wednesday 24 September 1969
VARIETY (weekly), page 52. ‘Top Singles Of The Week’ (The 'Best Bets' of This Week's 100-Plus Releases)
(Reprise) (If 6 Was 9)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Stone Free" (Arch*) gives the top pop figure an orgiastic guitar workout in a stone rock cleffing. "If 6 Was 9" (Sea-Lark†) is a cut from a previous LP.

Friday 3 October 1969
NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS (page 20) Tail-Pieces by the Alley Cat
. . . Likely for next Jimi Hendrix Experience single: “Stone Free” . . .

Sunday 5 October 1969
USA (Greenville, MS)
DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES (Page 2-D) Top Tunes [...] Among the singles give a listen to Jimi Hendrix Experience with "Stone Free," a rocking guitar experience. Also worth the listening is Iron But*terfly's latest, "I Can't Help But Deceive You Little Girl" and Ian and Sylvia's "Give It To The World.”

Saturday 11 (18) October 1969
BILLBOARD (page 88) Hot 100
130 bubbling Stone Free Jimi Hendrix Experience Reprise 0853

Friday 17 October 1969
USA (Cleveland, OH)
PLAIN DEALER (page 19) ‘Top 20 — Local and national, r&b, progressive and country’
WXEN-TM 106.5 Don Allen
14. STONE FREE Jimi Hendrix
WIXY 1260 Billy Bass and friends
13. Jimi Hendriks [sic]

Saturday 18 (25) October 1969
BILLBOARD (page 54) Radio-TV programming
Programming Aids
Dallas, Tex. (KSMU) Lee Michaels Program/Music Director
BH: “Stone Free/If 6 Was 9,” Jimi Hendrix Experience, Reprise.
(Page 93) Hot 100
97 NE - (1) Jingo – Santana (Brent, Dangerfield (IT)) Columbia 4-45010
130 bubbling Stone Free Jimi Hendrix Experience Reprise 0853