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Dolly Dagger
03-29-11, 07:27 PM
Sunday, January 5th, 1969

Rock 'n Roll Band


Musician/Engineers

Jimi Hendrix
Eire Apparent
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Carlos Olms


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In this session, Jimi added lead guitar overdubs to Eire Apparent's Rock 'n Roll Band.

stplsd
10-08-15, 04:34 AM
Sunday 5 January 1969
London, Polydor Studios.
18:00 – 09:00, 15 hours!
Recording for Eire Apparent’s ‘Sunrise’ LP and single ‘A’ side
Jimi – guitar, Ernie Graham - vocal, guitar, David ‘Tiger’ Taylor – guitar, Eric Stewart - bass, David Lutton - drums
Arranged [?] by Vic Briggs
Producer: Jimi Hendrix
Engineer: Carlos Olms
Olms was the engineer on Polydor’s Jimi Hendrix Isle Of Wight (1972) release.

Song:

Rock And Roll Band (David ‘Tiger’ Taylor & Ernie Graham)

Carlos Olms: "Eire Apparent had come in around six p.m.. We messed around trying to get the right sound until ten or eleven before Jimi arrived in his very colorful dress. He sat very quietly in a corner. After he heard our work, he started to convert everything to his taste. He started with the drums, setting up each microphone to get the right sound, then the right equalization. The boys had a hard time trying to please him with their sound, but I was impressed with his way of working.
After the microphones and sound adjustments had been made, the group attempted to record the song's basic track. We did about five or six complete versions, but Jimi always found something which he felt was not correct and we would do it again. It was three a.m. before he started to put his [guitar] parts down on tape. He had to play the middle eight part and the ending.
He asked me for a very insensitive microphone, because, he said, 'I will play quite loud.' We turned the lights so low in the studio that I could just see the shadow of his guitar and amplifiers. Every time he played his part, we thought it was fantastic. Only Jimi didn't think so. He always raised his hand and said, 'Again.' He was still playing his part at five a.m., but was not satisfied At the end, he agreed [to stop] only because it was so late. We started mixing and stayed until nine a.m. That was the longest session I had ever been involved with at Polydor. Other employees came into the studio that morning and were surprised to see that we still there."

Monday 6 January 1969 – no gig
London, Brook St. flat
Jimi is based in London for a couple of months, while he does a brief tour of North West Europe which will, it is planned, provide the content for a ‘Farewell Experience’ film, a bit like the ‘Farewell Cream’ but not just limited to their Albert Hall concerts, as Cream’s was. Gold & Goldstein’s ‘FarOut Productions’ have been hired to film it (bad mistake;)).
Mitch & Noel have been back home in the UK since 2nd December 1968.

Tuesday 7 January 1969 – no gig
London, Brook St. flat
Jimi is based in London for a couple of months, while he does a brief tour of North West Europe which will, it is planned, provide the content for a ‘Farewell Experience’ film, a bit like the ‘Farewell Cream’ but not just limited to their Albert Hall concerts, as Cream’s was. Gold & Goldstein’s ‘FarOut Productions’ have been hired to film it (bad mistake;)).
Mitch & Noel have been back home in the UK since 2nd December 1968.


Wednesday 8 January 1969 – 2 shows
Göteborg, Lorensbergs Cirkus, 35 LC Södra Vagen, Västra Götaland, Sweden.
JHE flew in from London
Thursday 9 January 1969 – 2 shows
Stockholm, Stora Salen [Main Hall] / Konserthuset [Concert Hall], 8 Hötorget, Sweden.
JHE flew in from Göteborg
Friday 10 January 1969 – 2 shows
København, Falkoner Centret, 9 Falkoner Allé, Denmark
JHE flew in from Stockholm
Saturday 11 January 1969 – 2 shows
Hamburg, Musikhalle, Johannes Brahms Platz, West Germany.
JHE flew in from København
Sunday 12 January 1969 – 2 shows
Düsseldorf, Rheinhalle, 1 Ehrenhof, Nordrhein-Westfalen, W. Germany.
JHE flew in from Hamburg
Monday 13 January 1969 – 1 show
Köln, Sporthalle, W. Germany.
JHE flew in from Düsseldorf
Monday 13 January 1969
Köln, unknown club, W. Germany
Jimi – bass jammed with Noel – guitar, possibly others?
Tuesday 14 January 1969 – 1 show
Münster, Halle Münsterland, 32 Albersloher Weg, W. Germany.
JHE flew in from Köln
Wednesday 15 January 1969 – 2 shows
München, Deutsches Museum / Kongreßsaal [Convention Hall], 1 Museumsinsel, W. Germany.
Thursday 16 January 1969 – 2 shows
Nürnberg, Meistersingerhalle [‘Master Singer Hall’], 21 Münchener Straße, W. Germany. JHE flew in from München
Friday 17 January 1969 – 2 shows
Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle [‘Century Hall’], Pfaffenwiese, W. Germany.
JHE flew in from Nürnberg
Sunday 19 January 1969 – 2 shows
Stuttgart, Beethovensaal / Liederhalle (‘Song Hall’), 1-3 Berliner Platz, W. Germany.
JHE flew in from Frankfurt
Tuesday 21 January 1969 – 1 show
Strasbourg, Wacken / Hall 16, Place de Ia Foire Exposition, France.
JHE drove in limo in from Stuttgart
Wednesday 22 January 1969 – 2 shows
Wien, Konzerthaus / Großer Saal (Great Hall), Lothringerstrasse 20, Austria.
JHE flew in from Strasbourg.
Thursday 23 January 1969 – 1 show
West Berlin (enclave), Sportpalast, 170 Potsdamer Strasse, East Germany.
JHE flew in from Wein.p
Friday 24 January 1969 – no gig
London, Brook St. flat
Jimi flew back to London from West Berlin, where he is based for a couple of months, while he does a brief tour of North West Europe which will, it is planned, provide the content for a ‘Farewell Experience’ film, a bit like the ‘Farewell Cream’ but not just limited to their Albert Hall concerts, as Cream’s was. Gold & Goldstein’s ‘FarOut Productions’ have been hired to film it (bad mistake;)).
Mitch & Noel have been back home in the UK since 2nd December 1968.
Saturday 25 January 1969 – no gig
London, Brook St. flat
Jimi is based in London for a couple of months, while he does a brief tour of North West Europe which will, it is planned, provide the content for a ‘Farewell Experience’ film, a bit like the ‘Farewell Cream’ but not just limited to their Albert Hall concerts, as Cream’s was. Gold & Goldstein’s ‘FarOut Productions’ have been hired to film it (bad mistake;)).
Mitch & Noel have been back home in the UK since 2nd December 1968.
Sunday 26 January 1969 – no gig
London, Brook St. flat
Jimi is based in London for a couple of months, while he does a brief tour of North West Europe which will, it is planned, provide the content for a ‘Farewell Experience’ film, a bit like the ‘Farewell Cream’ but not just limited to their Albert Hall concerts, as Cream’s was. Gold & Goldstein’s ‘FarOut Productions’ have been hired to film it (bad mistake;)).
Mitch & Noel have been back home in the UK since 2nd December 1968.
Monday 27 January 1969 – no gig
London, Brook St. flat
Jimi is based in London for a couple of months, while he does a brief tour of North West Europe which will, it is planned, provide the content for a ‘Farewell Experience’ film, a bit like the ‘Farewell Cream’ but not just limited to their Albert Hall concerts, as Cream’s was. Gold & Goldstein’s ‘FarOut Productions’ have been hired to film it (bad mistake;)).
Mitch & Noel have been back home in the UK since 2nd December 1968.
Tuesday 28 January 1969 – no gig
London, Brook St. flat
Jimi is based in London for a couple of months, while he does a brief tour of North West Europe which will, it is planned, provide the content for a ‘Farewell Experience’ film, a bit like the ‘Farewell Cream’ but not just limited to their Albert Hall concerts, as Cream’s was. Gold & Goldstein’s ‘FarOut Productions’ have been hired to film it (bad mistake;)).
Mitch & Noel have been back home in the UK since 2nd December 1968.
Wednesday 29 January 1969 – no gig
London, Brook St. flat
Jimi is based in London for a couple of months, while he does a brief tour of North West Europe which will, it is planned, provide the content for a ‘Farewell Experience’ film, a bit like the ‘Farewell Cream’ but not just limited to their Albert Hall concerts, as Cream’s was. Gold & Goldstein’s ‘FarOut Productions’ have been hired to film it (bad mistake;)).
Mitch & Noel have been back home in the UK since 2nd December 1968.