PDA

View Full Version : New Jimi article in Uncut magazine



dino77
09-19-08, 11:12 AM
There's a special on the 1968 US tour in the latest issue of the UK music mag Uncut. Lots of new info from from Robert Wyatt, Eric Burdon and the touring party, and interviews with Larry Packer and Mick Cox on the Cat Mother and Eire Apparent albums.
Apparently, that's Larry and Jimi doing the "If Six Was Nine"-style foot stomping on "Boston Burglar".
Also, a very funny map of the insane concert itinerary!
Unfortunately I don't own a scanner, but check it out!

Olvator
09-19-08, 11:25 AM
There's a special on the 1968 US tour in the latest issue of the UK music mag Uncut. Lots of new info from from Robert Wyatt, Eric Burdon and the touring party, and interviews with Larry Packer and Mick Cox on the Cat Mother and Eire Apparent albums.
Apparently, that's Larry and Jimi doing the "If Six Was Nine"-style foot stomping on "Boston Burglar".
Also, a very funny map of the insane concert itinerary!
Unfortunately I don't own a scanner, but check it out!

oh, but i am sure you know someone who has a scanner, don´t you? :-))

seriously, would love to read that article....thanks for letting us know! olve

Steev
09-19-08, 12:07 PM
Dino - Please find a scanner ? ? ? ?
Or send me the mag. I have one . . . :D :D :D
Thanx-Peace :)

Emilovious
09-19-08, 12:14 PM
Uncut is sold all over the world, even here in Croatia,
so it shouldn't be a problem for anyone who wants it
badly enough to find it.
Thanks, Dino, I'm leaving the house to buy it right now.... (hehe)
When I come back I'll scan a few pages for you guys...
One more question Dino,
is that the October issue with Pink Floyd on the cover?

dino77
09-19-08, 01:15 PM
Uncut is sold all over the world, even here in Croatia,
so it shouldn't be a problem for anyone who wants it
badly enough to find it.
Thanks, Dino, I'm leaving the house to buy it right now.... (hehe)
When I come back I'll scan a few pages for you guys...
One more question Dino,
is that the October issue with Pink Floyd on the cover?

Yep, it's the Pink Floyd issue.
Kind of fitting - Richard Wright just passed away.

Emilovious
09-19-08, 02:56 PM
The article starts with this great photo from Bakersfield:

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/4245/scan10001ph3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By emilovius (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/emilovius)

Emilovious
09-19-08, 03:00 PM
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/8149/scan10042ik3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By emilovius (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/emilovius)

Emilovious
09-19-08, 03:07 PM
http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1444/scan10049eb6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By emilovius (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/emilovius)

Emilovious
09-19-08, 03:08 PM
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/306/scan10059wf8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By emilovius (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/emilovius)

Emilovious
09-19-08, 03:10 PM
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/9940/scan10090qw5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By emilovius (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/emilovius)

Emilovious
09-19-08, 03:11 PM
http://img396.imageshack.us/img396/4789/scan10091wn3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
By emilovius (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/emilovius)

voodoo_child58
09-19-08, 04:21 PM
:banana2::bananasmile::thayou219bl:

Steev
09-19-08, 04:27 PM
Holey Ape Shit ! ! ! :)
That top B&W pic is Beautiful ! ! ! As is much of the others.
Thanx E ! !

johanincr
09-19-08, 04:37 PM
Thanks for that Emil!

Amazing how many of those photos they date wrongly....but a nice article nonetheless.

Emilovious
09-19-08, 05:01 PM
Thanks for that Emil!

Amazing how many of those photos they date wrongly....but a nice article nonetheless.


Hehe yes, Fillmore, instead of May it's February
and instead of Hollywood Bowl it's Denver!!
Well, they are specialist.
They published a special "quiz" brochure
together with this number and it's full of
trivia-questions.
I found only two in connection with Jimi
(it's 52 pages, small print brochure!)
Who supported for Monkeys in their 1967 tour.
And
Which act closed the Woodstock Festival.
On the other hand, there's a full chapter
of questions (believe it or not)
dedicated to Monkeys, thousands of
questions about Oasis etc...
But this article did mend thigs a bit....

copifunk
09-19-08, 05:29 PM
thank u guys !

Olvator
09-19-08, 07:09 PM
Hehe yes, Fillmore, instead of May it's February
and instead of Hollywood Bowl it's Denver!!
Well, they are specialist.


emil, hlava, hlava, hlava!!!

great that you could post this. and the funniest thing is: when i saw the pic, my first thought was: wow, what a great pic from Red Rocks, never seen it hahahaha
gimme 5 more years of photo collecting, and I will be up there with you guys.

thanks once again, olve

Olvator
09-19-08, 07:29 PM
the very last paragraph of the article, quoting Robert Waytt, is one of the best things I have ever read or heard somebody say about Hendrix as a musician. nice.

Emilovious
09-19-08, 09:17 PM
Yes, "pushing into unknown territory", "the risk".
So very true.

copifunk
08-26-09, 08:09 PM
Thank You !

dino77
08-27-09, 07:40 AM
I can see why Jimi would have been frustrated when he had to abandon work on the album to go back out on the road, as with the short European tour in May.

I don't know how the business worked for other bands in the 60's, but the general rule (before people stopped buying records) was that bands recorded an album and went out on the road to promote it. Took a few moths off, recorded a new album, went on a new tour etc. It seems Jeffery and Chandler were more interested in milking the cow continously.

And, you have to factor in traveling time, drugs and drink (which aren't mandatory, of course), late nights, obnoxious fans/groupies, journalists - and a Jimi who reportedly wouldn't say no to anybody.

Olvator
08-27-09, 08:20 AM
And what was that meaningless dribble about 72 hours from blah...? What would Kevin Ayers or any of the Brits (ie Redding) on this know about touring?

stplsd, while I do agree with you on some things you bring up, I have to disagree with you saying that in the end it´s all just rock journalism and that there was nothing gruelling about those trips at all.
I would assume that you yourself have never been on a tour, as you just calculate numbers and amounts of shows per certain time-frames. That is, of course, a very interesting way to look at it, but also far from reality. Having been on tour myself numerous times, as a musician as well as a road manager for bigger acts, I can assure you, that anyone who really knows the touring biz will get goosebumps when checking out some of the 1968 JHE touring schedules.

i don´t think that it was too hard for the band themselves to make these trips, as yes (you pointed this out already), they did fly when possible. But the complaints were not so much coming from the band as rather from the roadies. Which is absolutely understandable. Nowadays, bands have two complete backlines and crews traveling, so that while the act still plays in, say LA, the other party already is setting up stages and gear at the next venue, meaning that each road crew only has to do every second show of a tour (in big productions that is). The JHE didn´t have two gears though. Those poor guys had to leave on the night after the show enroute to the next city, just to arrive in time for the next soundcheck. If you do that only 3-4 nights in a row, almost all of today´s crews would surely collapse.

This was not always the case, but some of the travel arrangements were without a doubt ABSOLUTELY INSANE....

stplsd
08-27-09, 09:36 AM
I have to disagree with you saying that in the end it´s all just rock journalism

I never said that, I said most of the article was misleading nonsense.


and that there was nothing gruelling about those trips at all.

I never said they weren't tiring. Try reading what I did say again. I think gruelling is to overstate it though.




i don´t think that it was too hard for the band themselves to make these trips, as yes (you pointed this out already), they did fly when possible. But the complaints were not so much coming from the band as rather from the roadies.

I'm only talking about the band, I wasn't talking about the roadies, I've already said how I thought it was exhausting for them in my criticism of JMcDs 'Ultimate' book, On the 1st there were only two for both bands - Neville & Hugh Hopper! You only have to read Nevilles diary to see that. "The nightmare tour" Yeah, for him & Hugh. I did give a strong hint though: "Back on the "road" (actually mostly flying, as was the first - for the group & Gerry that is!)" ie the roadies weren't.



This was not always the case, but some of the travel arrangements were without a doubt ABSOLUTELY INSANE....

I have to disagree. They might have been better organised I don't know. There may have been a couple added at the last minute eg Sacramento & Seattle? for whatever reason, we don't know (if you do please tell us) The equipment was obviously flown for these, anyway. You have to compare what tours were like for other bands at this time eg: Cream. the Who etc. The article's main thrust it just what I said -twaddle.

BB King is over 80 and still doing masses of gigs. How about Bob Dylan?

I've not finished my post yet anyway, just working on the itinerary

stplsd
08-27-09, 10:18 AM
I can see why Jimi would have been frustrated when he had to abandon work on the album to go back out on the road, as with the short European tour in May.

Work wasn't abandoned it was postponed, briefly. There is no "as with" that was it, out of a 131 days. And he was hardly "on the road", it wasn't a tour, it was a handfull of dates. He didn't have to stay as long as he did either. And he spent far more time than that just having a laugh, or whatever. As in his second break in July.


I don't know how the business worked for other bands in the 60's, but the general rule (before people stopped buying records) was that bands recorded an album and went out on the road to promote it. Took a few moths off, recorded a new album, went on a new tour etc.

This was their 1st tour of the US. The Monterey film wasn't released until 1969, they were never on TV, hardly anyone in this vast country had seen them nevermind heard them, as their records had only been played (recently) on some 'alternative' FM radio, they had two flop singles and a [recently?] charting LP, not sure what position it was at when the 1st tour was booked?
Chalpin's court case had frozen what funds they were getting from US sales of AYE and Axis had only just been released in the US.


I don't know how the business worked for other bands in the 60's, but the general rule (before people stopped buying records) was that bands recorded an album and went out on the road to promote it. Took a few months off, recorded a new album, went on a new tour etc.

And how long is a piece of string?
Many bands would be lucky to get a gig in the US, never mind a headlining tour. Or get past their 1st flop single.

Pali Gap
08-27-09, 11:50 AM
Thanks for the scan-its good at least to see some good photos and something a bit different about Hendrix. Its a bit annoying the TW is quoted as some kind of authority now he's got this crap book out.

thanks for putting up the info of 1968 tour stplsd v.interesting reading, im wowed by the depth of your knowledge thats true dedication.:)

feel a bit sorry for Cathy-she only saw Jimi for 3 weeks in 6 months. I presume she wasnt invited to the house in hollywood hills. Funnily enough I remember from her book photos of that era from a holiday in spain but no jimi there. so a mystery.

great jimi pic you've got olvator-looks very much like england to me. I recognised the train, rain and dreary platform!

purple jim
08-27-09, 12:30 PM
Were The Experience overworked ? I remember Noel and Gerry Stickles confirming that. Perhaps their tour schedules were the norme in those days ? What was it like for other bands with their level of notoriety ? Cream, The Doors, Grateful Dead ? A heavy bit of research would be needed to fully understand the situation.

stplsd
08-27-09, 12:56 PM
Were The Experience overworked ? I remember Noel and Gerry Stickles confirming that. Perhaps their tour schedules were the norme in those days ? What was it like for other bands with their level of notoriety ? Cream, The Doors, Grateful Dead ?

Not sure that you could put the Dead up there with the Doors as a big touring attraction in early 68, were the Cream able to sell as many venues at this time, I wonder?


A heavy bit of research would be needed to fully understand the situation.

I think that's what Ive started to do, non?

stplsd
08-27-09, 01:29 PM
feel a bit sorry for Cathy-she only saw Jimi for 3 weeks in 6 months. I presume she wasnt invited to the house in hollywood hills. Funnily enough I remember from her book photos of that era from a holiday in spain but no jimi there. so a mystery.

Well, she did visit him in New York when he was Recording ELL and possibly accompanied him on some early gigs, but it was pretty messy as Devon etc. was around. I think she made other visits. I have a feeling a note Jimi wrote around this time on the same sheet as lyrics for 'Trashman' (unrecorded -as far as we know) was to do with this:

Gypsy talk –
<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
She has been here 3 times
and the 4th time, she was emptied in
from the mouth of a bottle.

Kathy (as she spells her name) not being 'Noo Yoik tough' appears to have become quite upset and drunk at one point according to a cruel A-hole journalist, who made a meal of this (alleged) incident. Kathy herself says she was so upset she took an overdose of something but Gerry found her and took her to the hospital - something like that anyway


a bit annoying the TW is quoted as some kind of authority now he's got this crap book out.

Somebody at least is awake, I've not heard a peep from the rest!
Crap exactly, like the crap paintings and the crap guitar! Jimi? I don't f'ing think so!

purple jim
08-27-09, 02:06 PM
I think that's what Ive started to do, non?

Yeah but I mean about comparing tour schedules with other top acts of the day. The Dead were counter culture heroes but not Top Twenty hit makers I admit.

purple jim
08-27-09, 02:10 PM
To compare, here is a page detailing Cream's 1968 tours (pretty dense in parts).
http://www.ectours.de/cgi-bin/frame.pl?file=ec1968.shtml

stplsd
08-27-09, 02:34 PM
To compare, here is a page detailing Cream's 1968 tours (pretty dense in parts).
http://www.ectours.de/cgi-bin/frame.pl?file=ec1968.shtml

Hey, purple, nice link, and what does that tell us?: very similar, as in: get as many gigs as you can, but difference: 'Bad management' -missed Monterey, late coming over. finished by June. Cream were not in the same league.

purple jim
08-27-09, 03:15 PM
The Cream link was just to show that the Experience tours were note unique in their periodic intensity.

dino77
08-27-09, 03:21 PM
One has to remember that the rock n' roll music business was pretty new in the late 60's. It's not like managers and record companies thought about buildning a career for their artists (like Chris Blackwell and others in the 70s). The general attitude was more about squeezing as much bucks out of a hot act as possible while it lasted. It was teenage music (remember all the "teenybopper" references in early Hendrix interviews?). It's doubtful whether Chandler and Jeffery had any long-term perspective. But still, it would be interesting to compare with more bands from the period. We already know what Eric Burdon thought about The Animals' touring schedule.

stplsd
08-27-09, 03:21 PM
Thanks for that purple I appreciate, what you were highlighting

Olvator
08-27-09, 03:34 PM
I never said that.



I never said they weren't tiring. Try reading what I did say, again, without blinkers on. I think gruelling is to overstate it though.




I'm only talking about the band, I wasn't talking about the roadies, I've already said how I thought it was exhausting for them in my criticism of JMcDs 'Ultimate' book, On the 1st there were only two for both bands - Neville & Hugh Hopper! You only have to read Nevilles diary to see that. "The nightmare tour" Yeah, for him & Hugh. I did give a strong hint though: "Back on the "road" (actually mostly flying, as was the first - for the group & Gerry that is!)" ie the roadies weren't.




No need to shout. No they weren't, they might have been better organised I don't know. There may have been a couple added at the last minute eg Sacramento & Seattle? for whatever reason, we don't know (if you do please tell us) The equipment was obviously flown for these, anyway. You have to compare what tours were like for other bands at this time. The article's main thrust it just what I said -twaddle. eg. Cream. the Who etc.

BB King is over 80 and still doing maasses of gigs. How about Bob Dylan?

I've not finished my article yet anyway, just working on the itinerary


LOL...i wonder why in the world i commented at all. doesn´t seem like you´re interested in really exchanging thoughts here anyway. I will put the blinkers on then for the next time....

stplsd
08-27-09, 03:42 PM
Hey, Olvie, I was complaing that you were misinterpreting what I said. Mine was a genuine response to an article that was basically a lie: ie that Jimi toured incessantly throughout 68 in one long tour in a totally random "insane" fashion.

PS:
to use quotes in this fashion is not helpfull as you haven't answered or commented on any of them in context;-).

dino77
08-27-09, 04:25 PM
Hey, I was only making a general observation on the music business climate of the time, not answering anything.

stplsd
08-27-09, 05:00 PM
Apologies Dino, misunderstood your intention;-) Have removed my post

Olvator
08-27-09, 05:20 PM
Hey, Olvie, you weren't "exchanging ideas" you were misinterpreting what I said (deliberately?)
You did not engage in a serious debate on this, but brought up a spurious argument about the road crew. ?)

definitely not deliberately. Sorry, if you felt like that. I was only trying to add another perspective to the discussion, that´s all.
spurious argument? don´t think so.


Behave yourself!


ermmm...sorry? I don´t think you should be the one to tell me that. Well, let me return that right to you. Please watch out a bit in which fashion you confront others. It has been the topic of discussions before, as you might remember. To be fair enough I don´t blame you alone, there is always two sides.




to use quotes in this fashion is meaningless (if not dishonest) as you haven't answered or commented on any of them in context.

I did not use quotes in any particular fashion, I just quoted the whole response. I did this to make clear that I was responding to you...I might as well just have written "@stplsd"....maybe that would have saved me from being branded as being dishonest.


What the f is this LOL crap anyway, meaningless dribble. Say what you mean or don't bother.


meaningless dribble? not at all! it is an exact description of what was going around in my head as I was reading your response!

Please don´t be mad at me, but I don´t think I want to engage in any further discussions with you about this matter.

purple jim
08-28-09, 03:24 AM
Staying with the working pace of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, it must be remembered that what looks like a day or two or even a week "off", would have been: interviews, press conferences, studio recording/mixing, meeting with Chas & Mike, photo shoot,… it's still work.

stplsd
08-28-09, 04:33 AM
Staying with the working pace of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, it must be remembered that what looks like a day or two or even a week "off", would have been: interviews, press conferences, studio recording/mixing, meeting with Chas & Mike, photo shoot,… it's still work.


Yes, I realise that, but I'm talking about the tour. And the way it is frequently portrayed. Especially in the above article. The concerts are the only "Work" that Chas & Mike were ultimately responsible for from this time.
I have changed my, possibly misleading, "day off" to "no gig".

But to stray into that territory, if we must:
It was up to him how he used his time off from gigs, from this time.
90% of Jimi's productive studio work at this time was contained within the time I clearly stated as "Producing Electric Ladyland."

The only other was TTG which I have clearly mentioned and given my opinion on. Feel free to disagree?

Jimi appears to have enjoyed spending massive amounts of time in the studio & jamming in clubs, often showing the symptoms of a workaholic, perfectionist, which, by their own testimony, wore out Chas & Noel, and was remarked upon by several musicians whose albums he produced, and by most who knew him. He does not appear to have been too keen on "holidays" preferring to spend time in New York/LA/London jamming. Whereas many of his peers eg The Stones/Beatles (apart from their notorious Get Back sessions)/Who/Jeff Beck (1968: "I'm generally not in favour of jamming") almost never jammed and only started recording once they had written and worked out something.

You have separated one thing into three here Interviews/press conferences/photo shoots these were nearly all press asignments.
It hardly counts as work, and is not compulsory, with no binding financial contract. And there was very little time given to this anyway, Jimi could talk anywhere he pleased, nearly always at this point it was backstage at gigs, often used as a way of releasing tension by taking it out on the interviewer. Jimi sometimes did it from his bed, or as part of the conversation at a party, while smokin' drinkin' etc.

If Jimi needed something he just had to call the office and have it sent over.

Makkinen
08-28-09, 06:04 AM
Tell me STPLSD, how do you know so much?
You must have been spending quite a lot of time
together with Jimi.
Someone who knows so much as you do
can't source the info from a few books, magazines and
web-pages available to everyone..
Please, can you tell us more, especially about those days
when Jimi did not perform. About his guitar practicing habits,
private life (he must have a rich one since he had so much
free time) and what would be extremely interesting, about
your own (obviously many) conversations with people close
to him.
It would be also interesting to know a bit more about your
background. Your career, interviews you gave, music and
books you' wrote, pills you take etc...
It seems you know so much about all these subjects.
Oh yes, also what is your diagnosis? That would be most revealing
(although I have some ideas already).

stplsd
08-28-09, 06:34 AM
Tell me STPLSD, how do you know so much?


It's all there in the Books, tapes, films and mags, you just have to be able to read and listen (without prejudice)

If you don't have a legitimate point to make, you know where you can go... Instead of wasting space.

If you are interested I've made some additions to my critique of an article that attempted to portray Jimi as some naive stoned hick (virtually a prisoner) that was forced to tour incessantly throughout the whole of 68 from the 1st Feb, in one long tour in a totally random "insane" fashion, by his evil, svengali-like manager "Jeffrey" (lazily?/conveniently?/suspiciously? leaving his partner and co-manager "Chas" out of the picture) only managing to grab a couple of hours here and there to record his masterwork ELL.

This, unfortunately, seems to be a commonly held opinion [eg JMcDs 'Ultimate'], mainly due to most people being not really that interested, and their knowledge coming from half-read bits of titillating prose from sensationalist pulp rock mags, that feel they have to "milk Jimi as a cash cow" to "sell copy", rather than studying him seriously as undoubtedly the most significant person in the history of modern music. Being continually referenced by the most popular artists of the day nearly 40 years later, not just in music but also his uniquely-flamboyant style: Miles Davis/modern "jazz" in general; "rock" music in general; Oasis, you name it; "soul" music in general; Stevie, Michael; Prince; many of the top Hip-Hop artists, and earlier: the Isleys themselves (the first to recognize Jimi and give him some space on stage); Funkadelic/Bootsy/Clinton, & even some "classical-music" stars, notably Nigel Kennedy, well, you name it, really!

stplsd
08-28-09, 08:25 AM
Added some very pertinent comment to February listing - and to the above

purple jim
08-28-09, 09:27 AM
A strange quote from Jack Casady in the article: "I think he was uncomfortable with the whole English re-invention tag - with flowery uniforms and bell-bottoms."
I got the impression that Jimi loved all the fancy clothes that he bought and had made for him ! OK, he wanted to get out of the pop image mould, but he adored the clothes.

stplsd
08-28-09, 09:39 AM
^
Yeah, not sure what Jack was on about, he wore those ancient British army jackets on & off stage until they fell apart. Everyone wore "bell-bottoms"/flares until the mid/late seventies.

Pali Gap
08-28-09, 11:17 AM
Well, she did visit him in New York when he was Recording ELL and possibly accompanied him on some early gigs, but it was pretty messy as Devon etc. was around. I think she made other visits. I have a feeling a note Jimi wrote around this time on the same sheet as lyrics for 'Trashman' (unrecorded -as far as we know) was to do with this:


Kathy (as she spells her name) not being 'Noo Yoik tough' appears to have become quite upset and drunk at one point according to a cruel A-hole journalist, who made a meal of this (alleged) incident. Kathy herself says she was so upset she took an overdose of something but Gerry found her and took her to the hospital - something like that anyway



Yes the article you mention I think was refuted by Kathy as a pack of lies and the paper had to print an apology. I think it might be the same one Curtis Knight quotes. It claimed all sorts of wild things that Hendrix beat her up and locked in the bathroom for hours and all sorts of rubbish. As I remember from her book all she said about the US Touring is that she prefered being in London hanging out with her friends on the club scene. So read into that what you will.

What she actualy says about Devon is that she was really "sweet" and used to come round and make the tea at their Brook Street flat. She could tell she was totaly besotted with Hendrix.

I like the lyrics very cool, quite a surreal turn of phrase..

Re: Touring-seems very typical of the time, (the Stones always used to say it was hard to crack the US as it was such a big continent) although Mitch & Noel have been quoted the tour was rather a crazy zig zag across the states. Of course later on the bigger bands like Zep and Purple had their private jets to take the grind out of touring stateside. Video seemed to have revolutionised the rock industry considerably cutting out masses of pr work by the band.

yelapavision
08-28-09, 04:40 PM
Jimi said to the crowd in Portland, Oregon "I;m so tired I can barely stand up"

stplsd
08-28-09, 07:48 PM
Yes the article you mention I think was refuted by Kathy as a pack of lies and the paper had to print an apology. I think it might be the same one Curtis Knight quotes.

I was a bit confused there, mixing up the paper story and Kathy's book etc.

That would be 'The People' "newspaper" "interview", I think. It appears that CK embroiders even more sensationally on the original dubious "interview." or did Kathy have two "interviews" published around this time? I don't think so?

The article I was thinking of was an "underground" mag, which had a kind of diary feature following Jimi around? not an interview. just remembered Doc Storch was mentioned in it.
It is curious that the People "interview" and the other article both feature Kathy in some form of incident where she appears to have injured herself at the studio, though? I must go & check it out.

stplsd
08-29-09, 08:49 PM
Added complete list of days gigs played and days without gigs for the whole of 1968, Jan-Dec also much more detail & some corrections. see previous post on page 2

firstrays
08-30-09, 03:39 AM
stplsd,
many thanks for your hard work and investigations.
Yet to read right through the 1968 details but a very useful piece of work.
Thank you again,
Mick

stplsd
08-30-09, 03:57 AM
stplsd,
many thanks for your hard work and investigations.
Yet to read right through the 1968 details but a very useful piece of work.
Thank you again,
Mick

Thanks, I'm glad someone appreciates the efforts I've gone to.

purple jim
08-30-09, 04:23 AM
Yeah, thanks stplsd, great work. That makes it all very clear. Evidently those involved in the tours had their memory banks marked by the few intense weeks of the itineraries.

stplsd
08-30-09, 04:31 AM
Olve, I have edited my post, and removed another, as I feel on reflection, although you did misinterpret what I was saying in the first two instances, I was too harsh in my response, and realise now that your motive was just to, genuinely, highlight/debate the question of Neville and Hugh's, often, truly exhausting road schedule. Apologies

stplsd
08-30-09, 05:10 AM
Yeah, thanks stplsd, great work. That makes it all very clear.

Merci, purple, for all your comments and the link to the Cream tour which highlighted that the JHE indeed, were not unique in the intensity of their schedule at this time. There's always the possibility too that Cream may have played other gigs not on the list, as I don't know if their itinerary has been as extensively scutinised as JHE's? Any other info on Who etc. most welcome.


Evidently those involved in the tours had their memory banks marked by the few intense weeks of the itineraries.

Not to mention the late night clubbing, jamming, parties, shagging, recreational chemicals (that incudes booze by the way)etc, eh? ;-)

Olvator
08-30-09, 05:15 AM
^
Olve, I have edited my post, and removed another, as I feel on reflection, although you did misinterpret what I was saying in the first two instances, I was too harsh in my response, and realise now that your motive was just to, genuinely, highlight/debate the question of Neville and Hugh's, often, truly exhausting road schedule. Apologies

thank you

stplsd
08-30-09, 03:20 PM
Also, a very funny map of the insane concert itinerary! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
Very funny indeed, there wasn't one continuous 1968 "tour" anyway, nothing “insane” about THESE SERIES OF GIGS. The setting was, maybe, "insane": The assassinations; escalation in Vietnam; the military/industrial complex taking over, the political turmoil; massive civil unrest, riots with cities in flames, and mass demonstrations; the mass over-use of LSD etc. (you name it) bizarre religious cults/philosophies/flying saucer cult nonsense.<o:p></o:p>
The map above is a meaningless scribble, it is innacurate and there are no dates, apart from the 1st concert in February and the last one in November which makes it useless. Between these dates they had large blocks of time - MONTHS where they played only a handful of venues, eg. the three months in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>New York</st1:place></st1:State> when they produced ELL. And when they were playing a tight group of dates (really only February & March and seven days in September!), they only twice played more than six dates (usually it was miuch less) without at least one night free - usually several - that was the above seven days, and 11 nights in February at the start of their visit. Too much time spent "touring"? arguably, there were reasons: This was their 1st "tour" of the US; the Monterey film wasn't released until 1969; they were never on TV; prior to this "tour" hardly anyone in this vast country ouside of New York City, Washington DC, LA, Frisco & some Monkees fans (and all that was five months ago) had heard them nevermind seen them, as their records had only been played (recently) on some 'alternative' FM radio; they only had two flop singles and one charting LP.<o:p></o:p>
Chalpin's court case had frozen what funds they were getting from US sales of AYE, and Axis had only just been released in the <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region>. This was their only way earn cash in the <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region> at this point<o:p></o:p>
Many of the dates were back to back, but by no means all, several were repeat shows at the same venue. <o:p></o:p>
Nearly the entire 1st tour (started 1st Feb - ended 6th April, 43 venues in 66 days) was done in two months, the most in February (20 different venues, 24 dates, 36 shows), the rest in March (18 venues, 18 dates, 24 shows) & April (5 venues, 5 dates, 6 shows) <o:p></o:p>
The second "tour" was hardly that, 13 Venues spead over 31 days, in groups of three, separated by several days in NYC. <o:p></o:p>
[All distances point to point, obviouly driving would add somewhat to overall distance. Most of the JHE travel was by plane, though.]<o:p></o:p>
This post is only concerned with the JHE musicians not their Road Crew (ie Mainly Neville Chesters who drove the equipment truck, (with some assistance from Hugh Hopper - Soft Machine's roady) and Gerry Stickells - who travelled with JHE)<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 May 1967 <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
Hey Joe b/w 51st Anniversary US release. It sinks without trace.<o:p></o:p>
The group was almost totally unknown in the <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region>. And judging by the strange promotion, ie that Hey Joe was ‘Psychedelic’ one week and the next, in an almost identical ad, that it was a ‘Soul’ single! interviews/press statements at the time of the signing that only talk about Hey Joe in reference to the <st1:country-region><st1:place>UK</st1:place></st1:country-region> and about Purple Haze as the <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region> release. The almost complete lack of standard copies and the abundance of white label promos in picture sleeves this appears to have been largely an exercise in indroducing Jimi to the Music Business. Before the "real" release Purple Haze. <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1ST VISIT TO <st1:country-region><st1:place>USA</st1:place></st1:country-region> 1967<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
JUNE<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
13 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City> flying to NYC<o:p></o:p>
14 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
15 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
16 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>Monterey</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
17 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>Monterey</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
18 <st1:City><st1:place>Monterey</st1:place></st1:City> <o:p></o:p>
19 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
20 <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
21 <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
22 <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
23 <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
24 <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
25 <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City> free gig in the park<o:p></o:p>
25 <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
26 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
27 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
28 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City> studio<o:p></o:p>
29 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City> studio<o:p></o:p>
30 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>San Francisco</st1:place></st1:City> studio<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
JULY <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
Purple Haze b/w The Wind Cries Mary was obviously released sometime before 15th, but when? <o:p></o:p>
1 <st1:City><st1:place>Santa Barbara</st1:place></st1:City> <o:p></o:p>
2 <st1:City><st1:place>Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
3 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
4 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
5 <st1:State><st1:place>New York</st1:place></st1:State> CityCentral Park<o:p></o:p>
6 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
About this time Jimi is officially served with <o:p></o:p>
papers informing him that Chalpin (backed by Capitol) <o:p></o:p>
is taking court action in the <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region>, against him, Yameta and <o:p></o:p>
Reprise over his contract. Jimi & co. at this time?/possibly <o:p></o:p>
in early 68? files a counter US claim. <o:p></o:p>
7 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
8 <st1:City><st1:place>Jacksonville</st1:place></st1:City> Monkees<o:p></o:p>
9 <st1:City><st1:place>Miami</st1:place></st1:City> Monkees<o:p></o:p>
10 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>Miami</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
11 Charlotte Monkees<o:p></o:p>
12 <st1:City><st1:place>Greensboro</st1:place></st1:City> Monkees<o:p></o:p>
13 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
14 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> Monkees<o:p></o:p>
15 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> Monkees <o:p></o:p>
Purple Haze listed as a 'regional breakout' in San Fancisco<o:p></o:p>
on this date! by Billboard <o:p></o:p>
16 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> Monkees <o:p></o:p>
17 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
18 No gig NYC <o:p></o:p>
19 No gig NYC studio<o:p></o:p>
20 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
21 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
22 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
Purple Haze 132<o:p></o:p>
23 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
24 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
25 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
26 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
27 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
28 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
29 No gig NYC studio<o:p></o:p>
Purple Haze 130<o:p></o:p>
30 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
31 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
AUGUST <o:p></o:p>
1 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
2 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
3 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
4 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
5 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
Purple Haze ?<o:p></o:p>
6 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
7 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
8 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> club<o:p></o:p>
9 WashingtonDC<o:p></o:p>
10 WashingtonDC<o:p></o:p>
11 WashingtonDC<o:p></o:p>
12 WashingtonDC<o:p></o:p>
Purple Haze 111<o:p></o:p>
13 WashingtonDC<o:p></o:p>
14 No gig <o:p></o:p>
15 Ann Arbor MI. club <o:p></o:p>
16 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
17 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
18 Los Angeles CA. support to Mamas and Papas, did not go down well.<o:p></o:p>
19 Santa Barbara CA <o:p></o:p>
Purple Haze 109<o:p></o:p>
20 flew back to <st1:country-region><st1:place>UK</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>USA</st1:place></st1:country-region> <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
23 Are You Experienced US release?
26 Purple Haze 94<o:p></o:p>
Are You Experienced 190 (w bullet). The momentum from <o:p></o:p>
the press & word of mouth from <st1:City><st1:place>Monterey</st1:place></st1:City>; press, if there was any <o:p></o:p>
in the <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region>?? etc from the Monkees tour; the beginning of Goldstein's? <o:p></o:p>
press campaign, the concerts, word of mouth and getting some airplay <o:p></o:p>
on alternative US FM radio, the LP begins to sell, entering the Billboard chart.<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
SEPTEMBER 1967 <st1:country-region><st1:place>USA</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
2 Purple Haze 93 <o:p></o:p>
AYE 126 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
9 Purple Haze 110<o:p></o:p>
AYE 100 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
16 Purple Haze 110<o:p></o:p>
AYE 36 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
23 Purple Haze 93<o:p></o:p>
AYE 12 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
30 Purple Haze 76 (w bullet) <o:p></o:p>
AYE 12 <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
OCTOBER 1967 <st1:country-region><st1:place>USA</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
7 Purple Haze 72 <o:p></o:p>
AYE reaches a high of 10<o:p></o:p>
14 Purple Haze 65 Top Position<o:p></o:p>
AYE 10 (R&B entry 26 w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
Who says the "black" population were not interested? <o:p></o:p>
AYE would have been in the "R&B" chart from, probably, almost <o:p></o:p>
soon as the "Pop" if it was a 'top 100'. Hard to say where it ultimately <o:p></o:p>
stood as the Billboard "R&B" chart was only a 'top thirty'.<o:p></o:p>
21 Purple Haze 65<o:p></o:p>
AYE 11(R&B 21)<o:p></o:p>
28 Purple Haze 74<o:p></o:p>
AYE 11(R&B 21) <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
NOVEMBER 1967 <st1:country-region><st1:place>USA</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
4 Purple Haze out of the chart<o:p></o:p>
AYE 14(R&B 21)<o:p></o:p>
11 AYE 16 (R&B 15 w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
18 AYE 16 (R&B 14 w bullet) <o:p></o:p>
25 AYE 12 w bullet (R&B 24)<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
DECEMBER 1967 <st1:country-region><st1:place>USA</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
2 AYE 10 (R&B 24)<o:p></o:p>
9 Reprise release a 'back to back hit' of his most popular song <o:p></o:p>
Foxey [sic] Lady b/w Hey Joe [probably in an attempt to divert attention <o:p></o:p>
away from the Chalpin release, assert their rights... etc] <o:p></o:p>
AYE 8 (R&B 22)<o:p></o:p>
10 Otis Redding, the pilot and 4 members of the Bar-Kays plunge to their deaths when his plane crashes into Lake Winona on the way to Wisconsin, one of the BK's is the only survivor<o:p></o:p>
14<st1:country-region><st1:place>UK</st1:place></st1:country-region>: Jimi & <st1:place>Co.</st1:place> and Chalpin [backed by Decca] pursue counter claims in the <st1:country-region><st1:place>UK </st1:place></st1:country-region>over Chalpin & Dick[head] Rowe's release of a (<st1:country-region><st1:place>UK</st1:place></st1:country-region>) Decca single there 'Hush Now'.<o:p></o:p>
16 Foxey 117. Also a 'regional breakout' in <st1:City><st1:place>Detroit</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
Reprise take out full page ads for Foxey which include a photo of their AYE LP sleeve, and point out, not too subtly? that only Reprise records contain genuine JHE recordings.<o:p></o:p>
AYE up again at a new high 7 (R&B 23) <o:p></o:p>
23 Foxey enters the Hot 100 at 80 [with a bullet] <o:p></o:p>
AYE drops back to 8 no doubt due to the confusion with the Chalpin release at this time which is also available in mono and 4-track](R&B 21)<o:p></o:p>
30 AYE plummets to 17 as Get That Feeling enters chart at 194 (R&B 21), Foxey only at 79<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1968<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
Any <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region> earnings from Jimi Hendrix recordings are being held in escrouw pending a settlement of the Chalpin case & are therefore unavailable to all parties.<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
JANUARY (<st1:place>EUROPE</st1:place>)<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
2 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
3 no gig Göteborg. Clubbing, Jimi gets drunk and wrecks his hotel room, <o:p></o:p>
cutting his hand and hurting his voice from screaming & shouting.<o:p></o:p>
4 Göteborg <st1:country-region><st1:place>Sweden</st1:place></st1:country-region> no travelling to gig<o:p></o:p>
5 Sandviken <st1:country-region><st1:place>Sweden</st1:place></st1:country-region> no gig next night<o:p></o:p>
6 no gig København Denmark Clubbing, Jimi’s hat is stolen<o:p></o:p>
US: AYE down to 22 (R&B 22), Foxy Lady only up to 74, Get That Feeling up to 154<o:p></o:p>
7 København <st1:country-region><st1:place>Denmark</st1:place></st1:country-region> no gig previous night<o:p></o:p>
8 <st1:City><st1:place>Stockholm</st1:place></st1:City><st1:country-region><st1:place>Sweden</st1:place></st1:country-region> no gig next night<o:p></o:p>
9 no gig Göteborg Jimi has to report to the policestation everyday until his case. Gerry and Chas stay. The rest of the group head back to <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
10 no gig Göteborg <o:p></o:p>
11 no gig Göteborg <o:p></o:p>
12 no gig Göteborg <o:p></o:p>
13 no gig Göteborg <o:p></o:p>
US: AYE up to 21(R&B 22), Foxy Lady 67 top position, Get That Feeling up to 132<o:p></o:p>
14 no gig Göteborg <o:p></o:p>
15 no gig Göteborg <o:p></o:p>
16 no gig Göteborg Jimi is fined £475 damages, and is allowed to leave <st1:country-region><st1:place>Sweden</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
17 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
18 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
19 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
20 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
US: AYE up to 20, (R&B 20 w bullet), Foxy Lady off chart, Get That Feeling up to 100 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
21 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower basic track is recorded<o:p></o:p>
22 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
23 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
24 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
25 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
26 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
27 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
US: AYE up to 19, (R&B 18), Get That Feeling up to 60 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
28 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
29 ParisOlympia no gigs previous few nights, no gigs next two nights. Then to NYC<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>USA</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
30 no gig NYC Flew in from <st1:City><st1:place>Paris</st1:place></st1:City> 3,632 miles<o:p></o:p>
31 no gig NYC <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
FEBRUARY<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
West Coast group<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 San Francisco CA no gigs previous two nights Flew in from NYC 2,577 miles<o:p></o:p>
2 San Francisco CA no travelling to gig<o:p></o:p>
3 San Francisco CA no travelling to gig<o:p></o:p>
AYE 19, (R&B 17), Get That Feeling down to 88<o:p></o:p>
4 San Francisco CA no travelling to gig. South East to <st1:City><st1:place>Tempe</st1:place></st1:City> 622 miles <o:p></o:p>
5 Tempe AZ Then to Tucson 98 miles<o:p></o:p>
6 <st1:place><st1:City>Tucson</st1:City><st1:State>AZ</st1:State></st1:place> no gig next night<o:p></o:p>
7 No gig. Back up <st1:State><st1:place>north west</st1:place></st1:State> to <st1:City><st1:place>Sacramento</st1:place></st1:City> 736 miles <o:p></o:p>
8 <st1:place><st1:City>Sacramento</st1:City><st1:State>CA</st1:State></st1:place> no gig previous night. Back south again to L.A. 354 miles <o:p></o:p>
9 <st1:City><st1:place>Anaheim</st1:place></st1:City> CA. Hotel in LA not far 33 miles <o:p></o:p>
10 Los Angeles CA. no travelling to gig. To SB 80 miles<o:p></o:p>
Axis: Bold As Love US release, enters Billboard chart at 140; <o:p></o:p>
AYE up to 17 (R&B 11), Get That Feeling up to 87<o:p></o:p>
11 Santa Barbara CA. Going back north of SF, to <st1:City><st1:place>Seattle</st1:place></st1:City> 922 miles (flying time - 3hrs) <o:p></o:p>
12 <st1:place><st1:City>Seattle</st1:City><st1:State>WA</st1:State></st1:place>. To LA. Back south to where they had just come 957 miles <o:p></o:p>
13 <st1:place><st1:City>Los Angeles</st1:City><st1:State>CA</st1:State></st1:place>. To <st1:City><st1:place>Denver</st1:place></st1:City> 836 miles <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<st1:State><st1:place>Texas</st1:place></st1:State> group<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
14 <st1:place><st1:City>Denver</st1:City><st1:State>CO</st1:State></st1:place>. Then to SA 800 miles<o:p></o:p>
15 San Antonio TX. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Dallas</st1:place></st1:City> 253 miles <o:p></o:p>
16 <st1:place><st1:City>Dallas</st1:City><st1:State>TX</st1:State></st1:place>. Then to Fort Worth 32 miles<o:p></o:p>
17 Fort Worth TX. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Houston</st1:place></st1:City> 237 miles <o:p></o:p>
Jimi loses his suit to temporarily stop Capitol manufacturing & selling the Chalpin stuff, but the Judge only granted a temporary injunction on selling the LP in it's present sleeve as he found it misleading. Capitol declared they would change the design and resume sales.<o:p></o:p>
AYE up to 15 (R&B 10), Get That Feeling up to 75 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
Axis up to 24 (w bullet) (R&B 19 w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
18 <st1:place><st1:City>Houston</st1:City><st1:State>TX</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs next two nights. Then to NYC 1245 miles (flying to NYC 4 hrs)<o:p></o:p>
They would need two days off after that lot! 11 cities back to back! <o:p></o:p>
But that was it over. They never did anything like that again!<o:p></o:p>
19 no gig NYC <o:p></o:p>
20 no gig NYC. Then to Philly 82 miles<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<st1:place>Great Lakes</st1:place> group<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
21 <st1:place><st1:City>Philadelphia</st1:City><st1:State>PA</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs previous two nights,<o:p></o:p>
22 <st1:place><st1:City>Philadelphia</st1:City><st1:State>PA</st1:State></st1:place> no travelling to gig. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Detroit</st1:place></st1:City> 445 miles<o:p></o:p>
23 <st1:place><st1:City>Detroit</st1:City><st1:State>MI</st1:State></st1:place>. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Toronto</st1:place></st1:City> 238 miles <o:p></o:p>
24 <st1:City><st1:place>Toronto</st1:place></st1:City> ON. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Chicago</st1:place></st1:City> 441 miles<o:p></o:p>
AYE 15 (R&B 11), Get That Feeling 75 <o:p></o:p>
Axis up to 4 (R&B 10 w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
25 <st1:place><st1:City>Chicago</st1:City><st1:State>IL</st1:State></st1:place> no gig next night <o:p></o:p>
26 no gig <st1:place><st1:City>Chicago</st1:City><st1:State>IL</st1:State></st1:place> shopping, the JHE all bought video cams. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Madison</st1:place></st1:City> 122 miles <o:p></o:p>
27 Madison WI no gig previous night. Then to Mikwaukee 73 miles<o:p></o:p>
28 <st1:place><st1:City>Milwaukee</st1:City><st1:State>WI</st1:State></st1:place> <o:p></o:p>
29 <st1:place><st1:City>Milwaukee</st1:City><st1:State>WI</st1:State></st1:place> no travelling to gig. Then to NYC 739 miles<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
MARCH<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 No gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
2 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> no travelling to gig. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Columbus</st1:place></st1:City> 481 miles <o:p></o:p>
UP From The Skies b/w One Rainy Wish US single released<o:p></o:p>
AYE back up to 7 (R&B 12), Get That Feeling down to 77<o:p></o:p>
Axis 4 (w bullet) (R&B 8)<o:p></o:p>
3 <st1:place><st1:City>Columbus</st1:City><st1:State>OH</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs next 4 nights. Then back to NYC 481 miles<o:p></o:p>
4 no gig Jimi in NYC, Mitch & Noel in <st1:country-region><st1:place>Bahamas</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
5 no gig Jimi in NYC, Mitch & Noel in <st1:country-region><st1:place>Bahamas</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
6 no gig Jimi in NYC, Mitch & Noel in <st1:country-region><st1:place>Bahamas</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
7 no gig NYC. Then on to RI 150 miles<o:p></o:p>
8 <st1:place><st1:City>Providence</st1:City><st1:State>RI</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs previous four nights. Then back to NYC 150 miles <o:p></o:p>
Prior to flying Jimi is deposed concerning his action against Capitol<o:p></o:p>
9 Stony Brook NY. Only 45 miles from NYC. From NYC on to DC 220 miles <o:p></o:p>
UP From The Skies: ‘regional breakout’ Dallas-Ft. Worth <o:p></o:p>
AYE down to 9 (R&B 11), Get That Feeling up to 76 top position<o:p></o:p>
Axis up to 3 top position (R&B 6 w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
10 <st1:place><st1:City>Washington</st1:City><st1:State>DC</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs next four nights. Then back to NYC 220 miles <o:p></o:p>
11 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
12 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
13 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
14 no gig NYC. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Worcester</st1:place></st1:City> 141 miles <o:p></o:p>
15 <st1:place><st1:City>Worcester</st1:City><st1:State>MA</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs previous four nights. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Lewiston</st1:place></st1:City> 151 miles<o:p></o:p>
16 <st1:City><st1:place>Lewiston</st1:place></st1:City> ME no gigs next two nights. Then back to NYC 303 miles <o:p></o:p>
UP From The Skies entry at 94<o:p></o:p>
AYE down to 19 (R&B 11), Get That Feeling way down to 129 (no more stock?)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 3 (R&B 6)<o:p></o:p>
Vietnam, US troops committed the Mai Lai massacre, of roughly 300 civilians, including many women & children,which included rape & torture<o:p></o:p>
17 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
The Yippies announce their existence at a press conference in Chicago <o:p></o:p>
18 no gig NYC. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Ottawa</st1:place></st1:City> 336 miles<o:p></o:p>
19 <st1:City><st1:place>Ottawa</st1:place></st1:City> ON no gigs previous two nights, no gig next night (flew - 1hr there, 1hr back)<o:p></o:p>
20 no gig NYC. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Rochester</st1:place></st1:City> 255 miles<o:p></o:p>
21 <st1:place><st1:City>Rochester</st1:City><st1:State>NY</st1:State></st1:place> no gig previous night. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Hartford</st1:place></st1:City> 271 miles<o:p></o:p>
<st1:Street><st1:address>22 Hartford CT.</st1:address></st1:Street> Then to Buffalo 328 miles <o:p></o:p>
23 <st1:place><st1:City>Buffalo</st1:City><st1:State>NY</st1:State></st1:place>. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Flint</st1:place></st1:City> 242 miles <o:p></o:p>
UP From The Skies 94 <o:p></o:p>
AYE 19 (R&B 16), Get That Feeling off the chart<o:p></o:p>
Axis 3 (R&B 6)<o:p></o:p>
24 <st1:place><st1:City>Flint</st1:City><st1:State>MI</st1:State></st1:place> no gig next night. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Cleveland</st1:place></st1:City> 147 miles<o:p></o:p>
25 No gig in <st1:place><st1:City>Cleveland</st1:City><st1:State>OH</st1:State></st1:place>, Jimi buys a new Stingray <o:p></o:p>
for cash (did he have the coolest taste, or what)<o:p></o:p>
26 <st1:place><st1:City>Cleveland</st1:City><st1:State>OH</st1:State></st1:place>. No travelling to gig. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Muncie</st1:place></st1:City> 222 miles<o:p></o:p>
27 <st1:City><st1:place>Muncie</st1:place></st1:City> IN. Then to Cincinnati 97 miles<o:p></o:p>
28 <st1:place><st1:City>Cincinnati</st1:City><st1:State>OH</st1:State></st1:place>. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Chicago</st1:place></st1:City> 250 miles<o:p></o:p>
29 <st1:place><st1:City>Chicago</st1:City><st1:State>IL</st1:State></st1:place>. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Toledo</st1:place></st1:City> 212 miles<o:p></o:p>
30 <st1:place><st1:City>Toledo</st1:City><st1:State>OH</st1:State></st1:place>. Then back to <st1:City><st1:place>Philadelphia</st1:place></st1:City> 456 miles<o:p></o:p>
UP From The Skies up to 82 (w bullet) top position<o:p></o:p>
AYE down to 22 (R&B 26)<o:p></o:p>
Axis down to 4 (R&B 16)<o:p></o:p>
31 <st1:place><st1:City>Philadelphia</st1:City><st1:State>PA</st1:State></st1:place> no gig next night. Then to NYC 82 miles<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
LBJ announces he will not seek re-election <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
ABRIL<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 no gig NYC. Then to <st1:City><st1:place>Montreal</st1:place></st1:City> 329 miles<o:p></o:p>
2 <st1:place><st1:City>Montreal</st1:City><st1:State>QC</st1:State></st1:place>. No gig previous night, no gig next night. Then back to NYC 329 miles<o:p></o:p>
3 no gig NYC. Then to VB 299 miles<o:p></o:p>
4 <st1:State><st1:place>Virginia</st1:place></st1:State> Beach VA. no gig previous night. Then back to NYC 299 miles<o:p></o:p>
Martin Luther King is assasinated in <st1:City><st1:place>Memphis</st1:place></st1:City> on this day<o:p></o:p>
5 <st1:place><st1:City>Newark</st1:City><st1:State>NJ</st1:State></st1:place>. only 13 miles to NYC, NYC to WP 20 miles <o:p></o:p>
6 <st1:City><st1:place>White Plains</st1:place></st1:City>. NY End of tour, back to NYC<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
UP From The Skies 82 <o:p></o:p>
AYE back up to 21 (R&B 29)<o:p></o:p>
Axis down to 8 (R&B 16)<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
PRODUCING ELECTRIC LADYLAND IN <st1:City><st1:place>NEW YORK CITY</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
(7th April - 29th July, 9 venues in 113 days [or 3 months & 3 weeks])<o:p></o:p>
Crosstown basic track was recorded in one session on 20-12-67, midway through a 26 day lay off from touringin London (during which they played one gig, a radio show (1 song), another (5 songs) and a 30min? film shoot (1 solo acoustic song) all in London), some overdubs were added the next day. All Along the Watchtower basic track was recorded in one session on <st1:date Year="1968" Day="21" Month="2">21-02-68</st1:date>, midway through a 20 day lay off from touring<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
7 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
8 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
9 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
10 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
11 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
12 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
13 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
UP From The Skies off the chart <o:p></o:p>
AYE back up to 19 (R&B 28)<o:p></o:p>
Axis down to 9 (R&B 16)<o:p></o:p>
14 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
15 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
16 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
17 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
18 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
19 <st1:City><st1:place>Troy</st1:place></st1:City><st1:place><st1:City>Armory</st1:City><st1:State>NY</st1:State></st1:place> not sure about this gig I heard it was re-scheduled from an earlier booking cancelled for some reason. A one off gig, a short flight, or a 3hr (max) car journey. <o:p></o:p>
20 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
AYE 19 (R&B 33)<o:p></o:p>
Axis down to 29 (R&B 17)<o:p></o:p>
21 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
22 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
23 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
24 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
25 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
26 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
27 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
AYE back up to 10 (R&B 31)<o:p></o:p>
Axis down to 32 (R&B 17)<o:p></o:p>
28 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
29 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
30 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
MAY<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
2 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
3 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
4 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
AYE 10 (R&B 31)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 32 (R&B 17)<o:p></o:p>
5 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
6 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
7 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
8 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
9 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
10 NYC. A favour to Bill Graham? but then it was a prestigeous gig & they hadn't played a gig for a while. He played the recently opened Fillmore East in <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City>, a one off gig which he appeared to enjoy very much, having a laugh with the audience etc. <o:p></o:p>
11 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
AYE 10 (R&B 25)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 32 (R&B 21)<o:p></o:p>
12 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
13 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
14 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
15 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
16 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
17 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
18 <st1:City><st1:place>Miami</st1:place></st1:City> Pop Festival, his 1st since <st1:City><st1:place>Monterey</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
A special one off 2 show gig (2nd day was rained off) Jimi & Co. appeared to enjoy this very much meeting up with old friends Linda Eastman – who took photos- and the Mothers who they had fun jamming with on the second day. Jimi wrote the lyric ‘Rainy Day Dream Away’<o:p></o:p>
AYE 15 (R&B 27)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 56 (R&B 21)<o:p></o:p>
19 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>Miami</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
20 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
21 no gig NYC <o:p></o:p>
22 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
23 May-5 June. 6 days in <st1:place>Europe</st1:place>, 3 in NYC, 5 days with Kathy in <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
Eric Barrett joins the crew:<o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>Italy</st1:place></st1:country-region>: (3 venues, 4 dates, 7 shows)<o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>Switzerland</st1:place></st1:country-region>: (1 venue, 2 dates 2 shows) A two day "festival" with many of his friends: Traffic, Eric Burdon, John Mayall etc, with who he appears to have had a very good time having a laugh and jamming<o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>England</st1:place></st1:country-region>: (1 TV show, Jimi dedicates Voodoo Child (sr) to Brian Jones and seems to enjoy having a laugh with/at Dusty on 'Mocking Bird') <o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>Italy</st1:place></st1:country-region>:<o:p></o:p>
23 Milano no gig previous few nights<o:p></o:p>
US: The protests at the Democratic Convention in <st1:City><st1:place>Chicago</st1:place></st1:City> begin, in which the Yippies played a prominent part <o:p></o:p>
24 Roma <o:p></o:p>
25 Roma no travelling to gig<o:p></o:p>
US: AYE 17 (R&B 27)<o:p></o:p>
US: Axis 56 (R&B 43)<o:p></o:p>
26 <st1:City><st1:place>Bologna</st1:place></st1:City> no gig next night<o:p></o:p>
27 No gig NYC Jimi only, rest go to <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
28 No gig NYC Jimi only, rest go to <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
29 No gig NYC Jimi only, rest go to <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>Austria</st1:place></st1:country-region>:<o:p></o:p>
30 Zürich no gigs previous three nights<o:p></o:p>
31 Zürich no gigs next three nights<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
JUNE<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>England</st1:place></st1:country-region>:<o:p></o:p>
1 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
US: AYE 14 (R&B 27)<o:p></o:p>
US: Axis 57 (R&B 44)<o:p></o:p>
2 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
3 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
4 London TV rehearsal 30 mins in TV studio no travelling <o:p></o:p>
5 London TV recording 45 mins in TV studio (3 songs) no travelling <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
6 JUN-3 JULY. BACK IN NYC WORKING ON ELL<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
6 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
7 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
8 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
AYE 13 (R&B off chart)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 55 (R&B off chart)<o:p></o:p>
9 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
10 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
11 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
12 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies & Kathy in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
13 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies & Kathy in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
14 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies & Kathy in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
15 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies & Kathy in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
AYE back up to 9 <o:p></o:p>
Axis back up to 48<o:p></o:p>
16 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
17 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
18 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
19 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
20 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
21 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
22 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
AYE up to 7 <o:p></o:p>
Axis up to 46 <o:p></o:p>
23 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
24 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
25 no gig NYC JHE (minus Jimi) roadies, Kathy, Chas & Lottie in <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
26 no gig NYC <o:p></o:p>
27 no gig NYC <o:p></o:p>
28 no gig NYC <o:p></o:p>
29 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
30 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
AYE down to 8 (R&B 24)<o:p></o:p>
Axis down to 55 <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
JULY<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
2 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
3 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>England</st1:place></st1:country-region>:<o:p></o:p>
4 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
4-26 July. Basically a three week holiday in Spain (Mallorca [4 days only]) & England (London) They only played Woburn Festival (1 venue, 1 date, 1 show) he went to see a Traffic concert, went clubbing with Mitch one night. What did Jimi get up to for the other 15 days? All Kathy has to say is that they went shopping for furniture etc. for the new flat at <st1:Street><st1:address>Brook St</st1:address></st1:Street>. She never mentions <st1:country-region><st1:place>Spain</st1:place></st1:country-region>. <o:p></o:p>
5 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
Bobby Kennedy is assassinated on this day in Los Angeles <o:p></o:p>
6 <st1:City><st1:place>Woburn</st1:place></st1:City> festival Jimi & Noel clubbing at ‘Blaises’ that night<o:p></o:p>
US AYE down to 9 (R&B 24)<o:p></o:p>
US Axis down to 56 <o:p></o:p>
7 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City>. Jimi attends Traffic concert<o:p></o:p>
8 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
9 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City>. Jimi attends birthday party for Mitch at his parent’s house.<o:p></o:p>
10 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
11 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
12 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
13 no gig London Jimi & Mitch clubbing<o:p></o:p>
US AYE up to 8 (R&B 23)<o:p></o:p>
US Axis down to 61 <o:p></o:p>
14 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>Spain</st1:place></st1:country-region>:<o:p></o:p>
15 <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place> ‘Sgt Pepper’s’ gig, Jimi is photographed with a blond – not Kathy<o:p></o:p>
16 no gig <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
17 no gig <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
18 no gig <st1:place>Mallorca</st1:place><o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>England</st1:place></st1:country-region>:<o:p></o:p>
19 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
20 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
<st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region> AYE 8 (R&B 23)<o:p></o:p>
US Axis 59 <o:p></o:p>
21 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
22 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
23 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
24 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:City>. To NYC 3467 miles<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
Back in NYC working on ELL<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
25 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
26 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
27 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
AYE ? (R&B ?)<o:p></o:p>
Axis ? <o:p></o:p>
28 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
29th July. Work on Electric Ladyland is essentially completed apart from 'Come On (Part 1)' (a cover, 'live' take, 'filler' track anyway, although wonderfull) & some guitar overdubs/mixing on House Burning Down. <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
THE SECOND TOUR WAS IN TWO PARTS (30th July- 15th September - 29 venues in 48 days), Julio (2 venues, 2 dates, 3 shows) mostly August (16 venues, 16 dates, 21 shows) & September (11 venues, 11 dates, 11 shows) <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
30 Baton Rouge LA no gigs previous while<o:p></o:p>
31 <st1:place><st1:City>Shreveport</st1:City><st1:State>LA</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
AUGUST<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 <st1:place><st1:City>New Orleans</st1:City><st1:State>LA</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
2 San Antonio TX<o:p></o:p>
3 <st1:place><st1:City>Dallas</st1:City><st1:State>TX</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
AYE 7 (R&B 18)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 36 <o:p></o:p>
4 <st1:place><st1:City>Houston</st1:City><st1:State>TX</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs next five nights<o:p></o:p>
5 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
6 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
7 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
8 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
9 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
10 <st1:place><st1:City>Chicago</st1:City><st1:State>IL</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs previous five nights<o:p></o:p>
AYE 10 (R&B 17)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 53 <o:p></o:p>
11 <st1:place><st1:City>Davenport</st1:City><st1:State>IA</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs next four nights<o:p></o:p>
12 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
13 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
14 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
15 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
16 <st1:place><st1:City>Columbia</st1:City><st1:State>MD.</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs previous five nights<o:p></o:p>
17 <st1:place><st1:City>Atlanta</st1:City><st1:State>GA.</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
AYE ? (R&B ?)<o:p></o:p>
Axis ? <o:p></o:p>
18 Tampa FL. no gig next night<o:p></o:p>
19 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
20 <st1:place><st1:City>Richmond</st1:City><st1:State>VA.</st1:State></st1:place> no gig previous night<o:p></o:p>
21 <st1:State><st1:place>Virginia</st1:place></st1:State> Beach VA. no gig next night<o:p></o:p>
22 No gig NYC <o:p></o:p>
23 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City> no travlling, no gig previous night<o:p></o:p>
24 <st1:place><st1:City>Hartford</st1:City><st1:State>CO</st1:State></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
AYE ? (R&B ?)<o:p></o:p>
Axis ? <o:p></o:p>
25 <st1:place><st1:City>Framingham</st1:City><st1:State>MA</st1:State></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
26 <st1:place><st1:City>Bridgeport</st1:City><st1:State>CO</st1:State></st1:place>. No gigs next three nights<o:p></o:p>
27 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
28 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
29 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
30 <st1:place><st1:City>Farmington</st1:City><st1:State>UT.</st1:State></st1:place> No gigs previous three nights, no gig next night<o:p></o:p>
31 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
AYE ? (R&B ?)<o:p></o:p>
Axis ? <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
SEPTIEMBRE<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 <st1:place><st1:City>Denver</st1:City><st1:State>CO</st1:State></st1:place>. No gig previous night, no gig next night<o:p></o:p>
2 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
3 San Diego CA. No gig previous night<o:p></o:p>
4 <st1:City><st1:place>Phoenix</st1:place></st1:City> AZ.<o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower b/w The Burning of the <st1:time Minute="0" Hour="0">Midnight</st1:time> Lamp US release(possibly later?)<o:p></o:p>
5 San Bernardino CA.<o:p></o:p>
6 <st1:place><st1:City>Seattle</st1:City><st1:State>WA</st1:State></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
7 <st1:place><st1:City>Vancouver</st1:City><st1:State>BC</st1:State></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
AYE ? (R&B ?)<o:p></o:p>
Axis ? <o:p></o:p>
8 <st1:place><st1:City>Spokane</st1:City><st1:State>WA</st1:State></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
9 <st1:place><st1:City>Portland</st1:City><st1:State>OR</st1:State></st1:place>. No gigs next three nights<o:p></o:p>
10 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
West Coast (<st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City>) (10th Sept - 31 October , 6 venues in 51 days) <o:p></o:p>
Basically having a holiday, where they were the toast of the town; rented a luxurious house with a pool in the <st1:place>Hollywood</st1:place> hills, surrounded by beautiful women, the best dope etc. A month and a half during which they had a holiday in Hawaii where they played one gig, then back to the West coast (L.A. & S.F) where they played Winterland (1 venue, three dates, six shows) which Jimi & the boys appeared to enjoy immensely, jamming with several friends on stage. And a one off gig in <st1:City><st1:place>Bakersfield</st1:place></st1:City>. Jimi of course did work during this time, producing tracks for Eire Apparent's LP, but most of the time spent at TTG appears to have been just expensive fun, jamming & getting high with his friends from the Coast.<o:p></o:p>
11 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
12 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
13 <st1:place><st1:City>Oakland</st1:City><st1:State>CA</st1:State></st1:place> no gigs previous thee nights<o:p></o:p>
14 <st1:City><st1:place>Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City> gig<o:p></o:p>
AYE ? (R&B ?)<o:p></o:p>
Axis ? <o:p></o:p>
15 <st1:City><st1:place>Sacramento</st1:place></st1:City> CA End of tour<o:p></o:p>
16 No gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
17 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
18 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
19 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
20 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
21 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 66 (new entry)<o:p></o:p>
AYE 7 (R&B 13)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 55 <o:p></o:p>
22 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
23 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
24 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
25 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
26 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
27 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
28 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 31 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
AYE 7 (R&B 11)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 50 <o:p></o:p>
Flashing [Chalpin] LP released (never reached the charts)<o:p></o:p>
29 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
30 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
OCTOBER<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
2 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>Honolulu</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
3 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>Honolulu</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
4 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>Honolulu</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
5 <st1:City><st1:place>Honolulu</st1:place></st1:City> HI.No travelling to gig, no gigs previous while, no gigs next four nights<o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 31 <o:p></o:p>
AYE 5 top position (R&B 10)<o:p></o:p>
Axis 43 <o:p></o:p>
# 1 Billboard R&B single : James Brown & his Famous Flames--<o:p></o:p>
Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud <o:p></o:p>
6 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>Honolulu</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
7 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>Honolulu</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
8 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
9 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City> Then to S.F.<o:p></o:p>
10 San Francisco CA. No gigs previous four nights<o:p></o:p>
11 San Francisco CA. No travelling to gig<o:p></o:p>
12 San Francisco CA. No travelling to gig, no gigs for two weeks. Back to <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 29 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
AYE 11 (R&B 17)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 46 <o:p></o:p>
ELL Jimi's 1st review in Billboard!<o:p></o:p>
13 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
14 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
15 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
16 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
ELL released<o:p></o:p>
17 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
18 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
19 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 20 (w bullet) top position<o:p></o:p>
AYE 11 (R&B 17)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 57 <o:p></o:p>
ELL entry 179 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
20 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
21 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
22 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
23 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
24 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
25 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
26 <st1:place><st1:City>Bakersfield</st1:City><st1:State>CA</st1:State></st1:place>. No gigs previous two weeks, no gigs next four nights<o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 20 <o:p></o:p>
AYE 10 (R&B 18)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 57 <o:p></o:p>
ELL entry 98 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
Billboard Pop Spotlight, Top 20:<o:p></o:p>
Jose Feliciano--The Star Spangled Banner<o:p></o:p>
27 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
28 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
29 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
30 no gig <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p>
2nd Parte (1st Noviembre - 1st Diciembre, 13 venues en 31 dias) <o:p></o:p>
Back on "the road" (actually mostly flying, as was the first - for the group & Gerry that is!) to finish it in November (11 venues, 11 dates, 11 shows) & December (1 venue, 1 date, 1 show). <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
NOVEMBER<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 <st1:State><st1:place>Kansas</st1:place></st1:State> City MO. No gigs previous four nights<o:p></o:p>
2 <st1:place><st1:City>Minneapolis</st1:City><st1:State>MN</st1:State></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 25 <o:p></o:p>
AYE 10 (R&B 23)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 73 <o:p></o:p>
ELL 31 (w bullet) (R&B entry 44 w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
3 St. Louis MO. No gigs next eleven nights. <o:p></o:p>
4 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
5 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
6 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
7 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
8 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
9 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 29 <o:p></o:p>
AYE 11 (R&B 23)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 82 <o:p></o:p>
ELL 2 (w bullet) (R&B 31 w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
10 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
11 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
12 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
13 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
14 no gig NYC. <o:p></o:p>
15 <st1:place><st1:City>Cincinnati</st1:City><st1:State>OH</st1:State></st1:place>. No gigs previous eleven nights<o:p></o:p>
16 <st1:place><st1:City>Boston</st1:City><st1:State>MA</st1:State></st1:place>. <o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 36 <o:p></o:p>
AYE 8 (R&B 22)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 96 <o:p></o:p>
ELL 1 top position (R&B 21 w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
<st1:Street><st1:address>17 New Haven CT.</st1:address></st1:Street> No gigs next four nights<o:p></o:p>
18 Four days off. Between 19 & 21 Jimi finds time to fly to <st1:City><st1:place>L.A.</st1:place></st1:City> for a visit -<o:p></o:p>
19 - (Carmen?) where he jams at the Whiskey – Jimi just loved to play!<o:p></o:p>
20 no gig<o:p></o:p>
21 no gig. Then down to Florida for 3 gigs<o:p></o:p>
22 <st1:place><st1:City>Jacksonville</st1:City><st1:State>FL.</st1:State></st1:place> No gigs previous four nights<o:p></o:p>
23 <st1:place><st1:City>Tampa</st1:City><st1:State>FL.</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
Crosstown Traffic b/w Gypsy Eyes US release<o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 36 <o:p></o:p>
AYE 6 (R&B 19)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 91 <o:p></o:p>
ELL 1 (R&B 5 w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
24 <st1:place><st1:City>Miami</st1:City><st1:State>FL.</st1:State></st1:place> No gigs next two nights<o:p></o:p>
25 no gig Then 5 days back in NYC interrupted by a nearish gig (Providence, 150 miles)<o:p></o:p>
- afternoon flight returning straight back after the gig in time for the Birthday party or whatever<o:p></o:p>
26 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
27 <st1:place><st1:City>Providence</st1:City><st1:State>RI</st1:State></st1:place>. No gigs previous two nights<o:p></o:p>
Jimi's 26th birthday <o:p></o:p>
28 <st1:City><st1:place>New York City</st1:place></st1:City>. No gig next night<o:p></o:p>
29 no gig NYC <o:p></o:p>
30 <st1:place><st1:City>Detroit</st1:City><st1:State>MI</st1:State></st1:place>. No gig night before<o:p></o:p>
Crosstown Traffic 73 <o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower 36 <o:p></o:p>
AYE 7 (R&B 17)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 96 <o:p></o:p>
ELL 2 (R&B 5)<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
DICIEMBRE<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
1 Dec. <st1:City><st1:place>Chicago</st1:place></st1:City> Il. End of tour <o:p></o:p>
2 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
3 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
4 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
5 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
6 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
7 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
Crosstown Traffic 73 <o:p></o:p>
All Along The Watchtower off chart<o:p></o:p>
AYE 9 (R&B 17)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS ? <o:p></o:p>
ELL 3 (R&B 5)<o:p></o:p>
8 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
9 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
10 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
11 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
12 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
13 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
14 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
Crosstown Traffic 61 (w bullet)<o:p></o:p>
AYE 12 (R&B 31)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 85 <o:p></o:p>
ELL 3 (R&B 10)<o:p></o:p>
15 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
16 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
17 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
18 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
19 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
20 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
21 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
Crosstown Traffic 52<o:p></o:p>
AYE 11 (R&B 36)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 101 <o:p></o:p>
ELL 7 (R&B 20)<o:p></o:p>
22 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
23 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
24 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
25 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
26 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
27 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
John "Upsy" Downing joins the crew<o:p></o:p>
28 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
Crosstown Traffic 56<o:p></o:p>
AYE 16 (R&B 34)<o:p></o:p>
AXIS 104 <o:p></o:p>
ELL 6 (R&B 18)<o:p></o:p>
29 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
30 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
31 no gig NYC<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
And what was that rubbish about 72 hours blah-blah...? He was basically staying in NYC at this point, hardly what you could call a "tour", more like a series of one off gigs with no gigs most nights, he flew to Ottawa (approx 1hr.) played the gig and flew back again) So what? Out of the 1st 20 days in March he played only 8 gigs & one of these was in NYC & another only 40 miles away. none of these gigs was so far away he couldn't have flown back to NYC within a couple of hours at the very outside.<o:p></o:p>
It was only two nights after Ottawa that he began what you might call the rest of the "tour" proper, with four back to back gigs, followed by a night off in Cleveland etc etc...<o:p></o:p>
What would Kevin Ayers or any of the Brits (ie Redding) on this know about touring? They'd hardly been outside the tiny confines of the UK (ie mostly in & around London!) I think it's they that didn't understand the geography, nevermind the different demographics, the speed, the money, available venues, Hendrix' involvement (it was his tour too, unless you want to accept that he was merely an incommunicado pawn - he was also an American who had previously toured all over the States & Canada, as had Chas, Mike having [mis?]organised the Animals previous tours, these THREE, knew what was involved and what was going on behind the scenes, let's face it, the rest were basically employees, Jimi did not discuss business with them, unless pressured, mainly by Noel, with who he would just trot out his, "Oh, I have no control it's all down to Jeffery flim-flam" and with whom he eventually grew tired, leading to Jimi, for all intents and purposes sacking him) etc. etc. <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
This article is not about reality, it is just over the top, hyperbolic, rock-journalese, to flog James "Tappy" Wright’s rubbish book and another mag (and I'm being charitable here). Wright had f'all to do with Hendrix. He was a roady for the Animals & Eric Burdon. And this bullshit about Hendrix being virtually kept in a basement underneath Jefferey & Chandlers offices only being allowed out with minders. I mean ff'sake! <o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
Some of the stuff that's not obvious nonsense (all of the stuff from Eric Burdon & Wright is crap) is very good though, but unfortunately there is very little.<o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>

MourningStar
08-30-09, 04:29 PM
... hardly anyone in this vast country had seen them nevermind heard them, ...Hmmm ... what about the people that attended the concerts?




:confused:

stplsd
08-30-09, 07:00 PM
Added the missing words "prior to" and made it clearer with the 1967 1st visit to US list etc.

MourningStar
08-30-09, 07:07 PM
Added the missing words "prior to" and made it clearer with the 1967 1st visit to US list etc.Ah, much better, thnx!




:wave:

Makkinen
08-31-09, 12:27 AM
All I can say about Jimi's touring itinerary etc...
A person who never played in front of an audience
can't imagine what kind of an incredible
emotional, psychological and physical strain that is.
Shortsighted blah-blahs in the above never-ending
posts show that a person who wrote them probably
never left a house by car to go to nearby
town 50 miles away not to mention travel
thousands of miles through different time zones
(and still see little or nothing) entertaining people
who ask always the same (stupid) questions,
play, practice (musicians do that too sometimes)
compose, write lyrics, give interviews,
be young, love and be loved, be a star etc...
You've made your point! You've proved that you know
nothing about it. So please, stop bombarding these
forums with so much nonsense.

stplsd
08-31-09, 07:35 AM
Oh, give it a rest Makk I'm not engaging in futile slanging matches anymore.

manfree
08-31-09, 07:49 AM
Boring, Trackers Down so lets argue

stplsd
08-31-09, 07:54 AM
Shan't so there!;-)

Pali Gap
09-02-09, 01:13 PM
I was a bit confused there, mixing up the paper story and Kathy's book etc.

That would be 'The People' "newspaper" "interview", I think. It appears that CK embroiders even more sensationally on the original dubious "interview." or did Kathy have two "interviews" published around this time? I don't think so?

The article I was thinking of was an "underground" mag, which had a kind of diary feature following Jimi around? not an interview. just remembered his name Doc Storch (I think)

It is curious that the People "interview" and the other article both feature Kathy in some form of incident where she appears to have injured herself at the studio, though? I must go & check it out.


The dubious interview that mentions Devon and KE supposed OD, is on this website in the interviews section- I think it came from an English newspaper like the Daily Mail. I dont think as far as I know KE did any after that, until later years around the time her book came out and the Monica Danneman court trial.
She may have spoken to Harry Shapiro for Electric Gypsy possibly or other authors. But dont quote me on that.

Never heard of this diary feature thing-sounds interesting.

stplsd
09-02-09, 02:24 PM
Hi the bit in CK's book actually appears to be from three interviews. ie one from an unknown London paper just after Jimi's death, the one in the 'People' a trashy UK Sunday gossip sheet, I have most of it, and a much later one from 1972/73 by Curtis himself, which appears to be genuine. I can't find the article where Doc Storch is mentioned by the very unpleasant author.. Curtis' and the Storch one as far as I am aware, are the only accounts of Kathy's visit/s to New York in 1968, I have heard a couple of interviews she did on the BBC a few years ago, but as far as I can recollect she never mentioned New York, or Spain either. Which does lead one to surmise that either her memories of these occasions were not too happy, or she never went there. She also says almost nothing about her two (at least) visits from Jimi in summer of 1968 in her book. The JHE, their roadies and Chas & Lottie went to Spain for a couple of weeks prior to Woburn, But Jimi stayed in New York recording Rainy Day with Buddy & co. Only visiting Spain the once to play Sgt Peppers club. etc.
The people that appear to be most reliable only say that Devon fell to her death from an upper window of the Chelsea in unknown circumstances.
The OD story appears to be just recieved gossip, unfortunately oft repeated, as with the JH heroin od stories.

stplsd
09-05-09, 11:19 PM
Added a few corrections to my list (page 3), and more info, some stuff about Chalpin, including all chart entries in Billboard for 68 INCLUDING THE R&B CHART which for some reason never seems to get a mention, it's very interesting, as it appears to show that the commonly held assumption that "black" people didn't like his music, as being innacurate, to say the least.

stplsd
11-30-09, 12:38 PM
Jimi said to the crowd in Portland, Oregon "I;m so tired I can barely stand up"

It was his 7th city back to back, (his longest spell without a night off, on this "tour"), and he'd been up all night drinking in Seattle three nights previous, maybe he should have gone to bed a bit earlier the night before? After all he was nearly 26. The "tour" essentially ended in Portland anyway, and he'd have 3 nights in L.A. to recover from his 45 minutes onstage ordeal. After Portland they spent most of the next 2 months in L.A. (10th Sept - 31 October , from where they played only 5 Californian cities which includes 1 night in L.A. itself & <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Honolulu, ie</st1:place></st1:City> 6 venues, 8 dates (11 shows) in 52 days - ie 7 weeks, 3 days) ie basically having a holiday, where they were the toast of the town; rented a luxurious house with a pool in the <st1:place>Hollywood</st1:place> hills, surrounded by beautiful women, the best dope etc. Nearly 2 months, during which they only played Oakland & Sacramento and a ‘hometown’ gig in LA; had a holiday in Hawaii where they played one gig, then back to L.A. from where they played Winterland (1 venue, three dates, six shows) which Jimi & the boys appeared to enjoy immensely, jamming with several friends on stage. And a one off gig in <st1:City><st1:place>Bakersfield</st1:place></st1:City>. Jimi of course did other “work” during this time, producing tracks for Eire Apparent's LP, but most of the time spent at TTG appears to have been just expensive fun, jamming & getting high with his friends from The Coast.
John McDermott: “Con­certs West, under the Jeffery-Weiss umbrella, had become so skillful that, with thorough precision, the Experience could remain in <st1:State><st1:place>New York</st1:place></st1:State> until the day of the show, fly in and, after one or two local bands had warmed up the crowd, play their set.” [usually 45mins & fly back again I presume?]<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
<o:p></o:p>
He also yawns and says he's sleepy at the Albert Hall on 24-69 but he had only played one gig in the last 31 days and that was 6 days previous at the Albert Hall.