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    Re: 1967 February Newspaper & Magazine Articles (Text Only)

    Wednesday 15 February 1967
    USA
    VARIETY (weekly), page 43. British Disk Best Sellers
    London, Feb. 14.
    I'm Believer Monkees
    (RCA)
    Let's Spend Night . Stones
    (Decca)
    Matthew and Son . Stevens
    (Deram)
    I've Been Bad . . . Jones
    (HMV)
    Night of Fear . . . . The Move
    (Deram)
    This Is My Song . . Clark
    (Pye)
    Hey Joe . . . . . . . . Hendrix
    (Polydor)
    I'm a Man Spencer . Davis
    (Fontana)
    Release Me . . . . . . Humperdinck
    (Decca)
    Sugar Town . . . . . . Nancy Sinatra
    (Reprise)
    (Page 46). . . Click disker Jimi Hendrix expected to switch from the Polydor label to Track Records,
    indie logo which
    Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert are forming in association with Polydor.

    Thursday 16 (18) February 1967
    UK
    DISC & MUSIC ECHO(page 3) Top 50
    wk
    07-06-14 Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix, Polydor
    (Page 4)COUNTDOWN
    ‘Saturday’
    Saturday Club (Light)— Jimi Hendrix, Troggs, Sonny and Cher, Geno Washington,
    (Page 6)Stars in the news-2
    Jimi, Who, launch new label’
    JIMI Hendrix and the Who will be the first two groups to launch a new record label called Track,
    owned by
    Who managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp.
    The Jimi Hendrix Experiences follow-up to "Hey Joe" is "Purple Haze," a song written by Jimi,
    out on March 24. No release date or title has been set for the next
    Who release.
    Extensive dates on the Continent are lined-up for Jimi. He goes to Belgium (March 3-5), Holland
    (14), Hamburg's Star Club and TV (17-19). Before this, he records a show for German TV at
    London s Marquee club on March 2. The group appears on "Top Of The Pops" on March 30.

    They may go to America for a promotional visit in May. [originally February was spoken of, but this
    is more realistic (although it didn’t happen) as the Hey Joe 45 will be released by Reprise in May.
    Ed.]

    (Page 8)Stars in the news-3
    ‘Walkers back’
    WALKER Brothers return to Britain after their highly-successful tour of Australia, New Zealand and
    the Far East, this Friday.

    Their new single, "Stay With Me," jumped eight places to 27 this week. They open their tour with
    Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens at the Astoria, Finsbury Park, on March 31—not March 27 as
    previously stated.


    Thursday 16 February 1967

    England

    KENTISH MERCURY (page?) [B&W photo of Jimi eating guitar, ‘Jimi Hendrix wowed the fans by
    really getting his teeth into a number . . . and jumping up and down on another guitar at the same
    time. Another has a guy stripped to the waist being ‘painted with a ‘groovy’ design by another,
    ‘Dee Jay Steve Maxted looks happy getting plastered—with paint, of course. But he was warned
    that the paint could be dangerous.’]

    ‘So This Is... Freak Out!’ Terry Greenwood has a look at the latest happenings and says ‘fans are
    the freaks’
    [8 Feb. Bromley]
    “FREAK OUT! The magic words in pop music today. But what do they mean? First, a bit of
    background... Since the heyday of
    the Beatles, the pundits have predicted quick deaths for all
    phases of pop music. But it is still with us, and is definitely here to stay. But the fans are no longer
    content to follow their favourite group from club to club just to dance and listen to the music. The
    fans demand more. They must have something to look at, something to make them laugh and
    something to scare them stiff. And that is where the freak-out comes in. It is simply idiotic,
    adolescent, destructive, stupid and meaningless visual entertainment. It is the biggest con going.
    But, however much pop papers knock it, freak-out is well and truly in. For instance, at a place called
    the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, recently, some well known groups who will remain nameless, but were
    The Who, The Pink Floyd and The Move, wielded lumps of iron and axes, and proceeded to smash
    up a car. Throughout what they called a Giant Freak-Out All-Night Rave
    [31 December 1966],
    television sets were obliterated, guitars rendered useless, and amplifiers ground into the stage,
    creating a diabolical din. Naturally, the place was packed. A couple of girls, so I am told, enjoyed
    themselves so much that they decided to strip to the waist.
    And, oh this was great fun! Bits of glass flying about all over the place and deafening electrical
    whistle piercing your eardrums. I can't think of a better way to spend an evening. What's the
    matter with you people? Don't you realise you are being taken for a ride? You are paying good
    money to support this load of rubbish. If anything, you are the freaks. I think I'll ask the local
    breaker if I can sell tickets for admittance to his yard for the next time he demolishes a car.
    Should make a bomb. Or perhaps I’ll tip the Monkees off about the new trend. If they do a show
    in Britain, but can’t play their instruments, all they have to do is smash them up. No one will
    bother.

    But the sad thing about it is this freak-out fever has spread to South East London. And, like the
    other suckers, local fans are supporting it. Something on a smaller scale happened at the
    Witchdoctor, Catford, about two months ago.

    Dee Jay Steve Maxted was pictured on this page sticking hat-pins through his face and neck.
    Stripped
    Recently he stripped to the waist and allowed himself to be sloshed with coloured paint—though
    he was warned that if the paint got into the bloodstream, it could be very dangerous. Again the
    place was packed with admiring fans. Steve feels that, if he does this type of thing during his act,
    the kids won’t be bored with just listening to records. They will have something to watch.

    But this is not quite as bad as freak-out, because Steve is quite sincere about his work. And being
    a first class dee jay, he has a big appeal at the Witchdoctor

    But what made my blood boil was when the King Freak himself, the one and only Jimi Hendrix,
    appeared at the Bromel Club, Downham, recently. The place was packed. It must have been one
    of the biggest crowds the Bromel Club has had.
    Jimi, whom I rate highly as a guitarist, started his
    half-hour spot off well with some good numbers, including
    Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone".
    But it was far too loud.

    Exploding
    Lean, tousle-haired Jimi must have had his amplifiers turned right up to exploding point as he
    plucked one guitar with his teeth and jumped up and down on a second, creating a deafening
    electrical whine. Some call this "free expression". But pop music is no longer music—it is merely
    sounds, and definitely the sound of '67.
    Jimi Hendrix has said: "Musically, freak-out is almost
    like playing wrong notes. It's playing wrong opposite notes to what you think the notes
    should be. If you hit it right with the right amount of feedback [electrical whine] it can
    come up very nice."
    And he should know. For, with these "sounds",Jimi climbed high in the charts
    with "
    Hey Joe", a record, I must admit, I think is great.
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    Re: 1967 February Newspaper & Magazine Articles (Text Only)

    Thursday 16 (18) February 1967
    UK
    MELODY MAKER (page 2) Melody Maker Pop 50
    wk
    07-07-07 Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix, (Polydor)
    (Page
    6)Jimi Composition Follows “Hey Joe”’
    ‘NEXT HENDRIX DISC RELEASED IN MARCH’:
    JIMI HENDRIX' follow up single to his big hit "Hey Joe" will be "Purple Haze", written by
    Hendrix and due for release on March 24.
    Jimi also wrote the B side called "52nd Anniversary" [sic] and the single will be released on
    the new
    Track Label organised by Who managers, and record producers Kit Lambert and Chris
    Stamp
    .
    A spokesman for Hendrix described "Purple Haze" as: "A bit unbelievable. It's freaky and
    funky
    with some great guitar. It's got everything, but it won't be too way out for the fans."
    (Page 20) [B&W text box ad.] RICKY TICK
    RICKY TICK, HOUNSLOW
    1a High Street, Hounslow (opp. Bus Station)
    Friday, 17th HERBIE GOINS
    Saturday, 18th THE SENATE
    Sunday, 19th FROM U.S.A.
    MAXINE BROWN
    Monday 20th and
    Wednesday, 22nd DISCOTICK
    Friday, 24th GEORGIE FAME
    Saturday, 25th PINK FLOYD
    PLAZA, NEWBURY
    Thursday, 16th
    GENO & THE RAM JAM BAND
    --------------------------------------------
    RICKY TICK, THAMES HOTEL, WINDSOR
    Friday 17th JIMI HENDRIX
    Saturday, 18th HERBIE GOINS
    Friday, 24th PINK FLOYD
    Saturday, 25th EYES OF BLUE
    AYLESBURY, Assembly Hall
    Wednesday, 15th THE CREAM
    RICKY TICK POSTER SERVICE HUDSON 0847
    -------------------------------------------------------
    [B&W text ad.] ROUNDHOUSE Chalk Farm Road, N.W.1.
    Wednesday February 22nd., 7:30-11:30
    the
    JIMI HENDRIX
    Experience
    and
    The Flies
    With
    Sandy & Hilary
    Tickets 5/- in advance or 6/6 at the door.
    ---------------------------------------------
    CLUBS
    Wednesday
    ROUNDHOUSE Chalk Farm Road
    JIMI HENDRIX
    The Flies
    See Cols 3 and 4 this page.
    (Page 24) MM MAILBAG
    • RUBBISH
    I SEE Jimi Hendrix hates the Monkees (Pop Think In January 2 8). The Monkees are wonderful
    and as for
    Hendrix and his Horrible Experience, I think his record is a load of rubbish and how
    it ever got into the chart, heaven only knows. — R. HARRISON, Liskeard, Cornwall.

    Thursday 16 February 1967
    England (York, Uni.)
    NOUSE (page?) [1/4 page B&W text ad]
    Rave Reviews have followed
    JIMI HENDRIX
    Throughout His Short Career
    SEE WHY
    in
    LANGWITH COLLEGE
    Saturday 18th February
    with
    T.D. Backus & The Powerhouse
    and
    The Peeps
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    Re: 1967 February Newspaper & Magazine Articles (Text Only)

    Thursday 16 (18) February 1967
    UK
    RECORD MIRROR
    (page 2) Your Page
    AN 'IN' GROUP . . .

    JUST watched television and after seeing a certain group had to give my opinion. It was
    the Jimi
    Hendrix Experience and it was stated that this was an "in-group". I was disgusted with the noise
    that came from it and this group, with a few others, has spoiled the British scene, leaving the
    Americans streets ahead, led by the Beach Boys and the Seasons with the support of Jan and
    Dean, the Left Banke and the Association. Stuart Allen, 8 Stonards Hill, Epping, Essex.
    (Page 5)
    ‘Walker fans protest & Scott blames promoters’
    Hundreds of girl pop fans have protested on learning that THE WALKER BROTHERS’ tour will not be

    visiting Hadleigh, Essex, as advertised. The Nationwide Tour, which includes CAT STEVENS,
    ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK and THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCEbegin on March 31 and was
    due to give two evening performances at Kingsway Theatre, Hadleigh.
    However, as the promoter has not put up the required deposit to the tour organisers, they have

    now switched the date to the Gaumont, Southampton. SCOTT ENGEL comments “We are furious
    about this sort of thing, it’s not fair on the public and it’s not fair on the artists. It’s usually us who
    gets the blame from fans who don’t realise that it’s the promoters and such people who cause the
    trouble.”
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    POP SHORTS

    . . .Appearing on “Saturday Club” on April 1 - MANFRED MANN,
    THE JIMI HENDRIX
    EXPERIENCE and HELEN SHAPIRO. . . .
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    POP TALK

    ‘The Beat Fleet’

    Colourful military uniforms of every description light up the West End of London - but heads turned

    when disc jockey Robbie Dale strolled around Trafalgar Square resplendent in an admiral’s uniform.
    Robbie has formed a “Beat Fleet” which is made up of some 30,000 radio listeners. Because of the
    interest in the organisation he has decided to award “commissions” to pop artistes. The 1st Lady
    Lieut. is LULU. SANDIE SHAW, and MILLIE are Lady Lieuts. And among the Hon. Ranks of Vice
    Admiral, Rear Admiral, Commodore and Hon. Captains are THE MONKEES, THE HOLLIES, THE
    KINKS, THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP, GENO WASHINGTON, NEW VAUDEVILLE BAND, DAVE BERRY,
    JIMIHENDRIX and GEORGIE FAME.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    ‘Aunt Sally’

    . . . due to mammoth crowd attending
    THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCEs performance at the
    Gyro Club, Ilkley, earlier this week, police stopped the show because they said the “excessive crowd
    infringed the fire regulations”. . .
    (Page 11)
    Britain’s Top [20] R&B Singles
    17
    Hey Joe 14 Jimi Hendrix(Polydor 561349)
    -----------------------------------------------------

    Britain’s Top 50
    [not credited to Record Retailer yet]
    14 Hey Joe
    6 (8) Jimi Hendrix(Polydor)

    Thursday 16
    (18) February 1967
    UK

    RECORD RETAILER
    (page 19?) Britain’s Top 50
    wk

    14
    (6) (7) Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix Polydor 56-139 [Pub.] Yameta, [Prod.] (Yameta)
    Radios: London (-), Caroline (6), City (?), 270 (?), Scotland (?)
    [lack of info was sometimes a
    problem for theses radio entries]

    Friday 17
    (25) February 1967
    USA
    BILLBOARD
    (page 62) Hits Of The World
    ‘Britain’
    (courtesy Record Retailer) [UK, Thursday’s]
    03 (03) Let’s Spend The Night Together—Rolling Stones (Decca)— Mirage

    14
    (06) Hey Joe—Jimi Hendrix(Polydor)—Yamata, Yamata [sic, Yameta].
    27 (16) I Feel Fine
    [sic Free]—Cream (Reaction)—Dratleas [sic Dratleaf]
    36 (21) Happy Jack—Who (Reaction)—Fabulous


    Friday 17
    (25) February 1967
    USA

    CASH BOX
    (page 58) Great Britain’s Best Sellers
    wk

    08
    05 05 Hey Joe—Jimi Hendrix (Polydor) Yameta

    Friday 17
    (18) February 1967
    UK

    NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS
    (page 7) NME Top 30
    wk

    06-07
    -16. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix(Polydor)
    (Page 9)
    Hendrix Single, New Bookings’: ‘Jimi Hendrix’ second single, the self-penned ‘Purple
    Haze,’ will be the first release on the new Track label. It is set for March 24, to coincide with the
    issue of Jimi’s first LP, Are You Experienced. The Hendrix Experience plays a string of TV and
    club dates on the Continent from March 3. The group plays two days each in Paris, Brussels and
    Holland, followed by three days in Germany.
    British bookings for
    Hendrix next week include Bath Pavilion (Monday), London Round House
    (Wednesday), Worthing Town Hall (Thursday) and Leicester University (Friday).

    Friday 17
    (25) 1967
    USA

    RECORD WORLD
    [NO HENDRIX RELATED CONTENT]

    Friday 17 February 1967

    Scotland

    SCOTTISH DAILY EXPRESS
    (page 6) SMASH! the page for the young set.
    . . .

    Top 20

    . . .

    16. Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
    (7)
    . . .

    (by arrangement with New Musical Express)
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    Re: 1967 February Newspaper & Magazine Articles (Text Only)

    Friday 17 February 1967
    USA
    VARIETY (daily), [page?] British Disk Best Sellers
    London, Feb. 16.
    Hey Joe . . . . . . . . .Hendrix
    (Polydor)

    Friday 17 February 1967
    England
    WORTHING HERALD (page?) [B&W text ad] The Pavilion, Worthing. Thursday, Feb 23rd.
    UNBELIEVABLE
    THE JIMMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE (HEY JOE) Admission 6/- 7.30 to 10.45 pm

    Tuesday 21 February 1967
    England
    BATH AND WILTS EVENING CHRONICLE (page?) [B&W photo of Jimi on stage in ‘Hussars’ jacket
    & velvet trousers]
    by Josephine Bayne
    ‘Fans were stunned into silence’
    As Jimi Hendrix bellowed ‘Lord Have Mercy’ from his alter on the
    Pavilion stage at Bath last night, and his worshippers gazed in silent adoration from below. I echoed
    his sentiments as my ribs reverberated with the intolerable volume of electronic sound.

    His appearance was almost as awesome as the noise. His long, tousled hair fell about his face and
    over the collar of his gold spangled jacket, which must have come from a certain boutique in Soho,
    whose military merchandise recently landed a young man in court.

    The power of his delivery stunned the fans into silence and they were able to produce only
    conventional applause, punctuated by a few exhausted squeaks in place of screams.

    Jimi – whose full title is Jimi Hendrix Experience, and he is an experience – exploded on to the
    pop scene with ‘
    Hey Joe,’ which is quite a pleasant easy going number, at present rated No. 7 in the
    charts.

    Why he needs to create horrific wailing effects on his guitar, and turn the amplifiers to full strength,
    I cannot imagine. His voice, when it can be heard, should be adequate to transmit his message. The
    personality that accompanies it is even more forceful.

    He has a new single due for release next month, which is apparently freakish. Perhaps someone
    should tell him that the ‘freakier than thou’ competition is over and music is on the way back.”


    Tuesday 21 February 1967
    England
    CHELMSFORD NEWSMAN (page?) [B&W text ad]
    ‘SATURDAY SCENE’
    BOB ANTHONY PROMOTION
    CORN EXCHANGE CHELMSFORD
    8 to 11.30 p.m. FEBRUARY 25th
    "HEY JOE"
    The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
    Plus! THE SOUL TRINITY
    Admission: 8/6 in advance.
    Tickets Corn Exchange 10/- on the night

    Tuesday 21 February 1967
    JAMAICA (Kingston)
    DAILY GLEANER (page 6) British top ten
    . . . The top ten, as listed by the Melody Maker, with last week’s position in brackets.
    7 (7) Hey Joe—Jimi Hendrix (Polydor)

    Wednesday 22 February 1967
    Holland
    HIT WEEK (page 2) [B&W JH photo , RSG] JIMI HENDRIX
    Hey Joe from Jimi Hendrix and his Experience this week entered our Hit Paradeat No. 16 Hooray
    Hooray!
    Jimi is also in Fanclub and with that the Netherlands is just as good again.
    Jimi and producer Chas Chandler meanwhile aren’t resting on their laurels, forget that. The next
    single from him is already at the press, the title is "
    Purple Haze". Then an LP will follow entitled "Are
    You Experienced?
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    Re: 1967 February Newspaper & Magazine Articles (Text Only)

    Wednesday 22 (23) February 1967
    USA (NYC, NY)
    VILLAGE VOICE [NO JIMI CONTENT](cover) [photo, ‘Corso, Ginsberg and Burroughs came to the LSD
    Center in the West Village the night it’s doors were opened to the public]

    ‘An Opening to the West: Ashram on Hudson Street’ by Don McNeill
    The setting was West, two blocks from the river on Hudson Street, but the inclination was definitely East.
    With a host of folk heroes present, an informal housewarming of the League for Spiritual Discovery's
    Manhattan headquarters also became the initial meeting of a conspiracy designed to introduce some San
    Francisco ecstasy to grim New York.

    The LSD Center, still under construction after weeks of expensive delays, is in a corner storefront at the
    unlikely location of Hudson and Perry Streets. Mandalas and a poster-sized portrait of Timothy Leary are
    taped to the windows below the ornate sign that identities the place. Inside, the walls and ceiling glow with
    abundantly patterned, paint-chipped pressed tin. The cement floors are covered with carpets. Books and
    handicrafts fill low, makeshift tables towards the front of the store, an area which will become an office and
    "decompression chamber" to prepare for entering the meditation room in the back. Candles are lit, the air
    is pungent with incense, and a chilling draft penetrates the room.

    The Center was warm Wednesday night, due to the body temperatures of the hundred people who filled the
    place. They had come to enjoy a rare meeting of the Triumvirate. Richard Alpert and Ralph Metzner were
    there. Leary was about to land at JFK Arport. The air in the Center was foggy with the smoke of cigarettes
    and incense. Illuminated by the lights of BBC cameras. The congregation was turned on and passive, and
    Metzner rose to tune them in.

    "Let us begin," he said, "by meditating quietly for a while to find the calm center. I suggest that you sit in
    some position so that your spine is straight, and concentrate on your breathing." The audience shifted and
    straightened, some crossing and some cramping their legs into a lotus position. Some were at ease, an ascetic
    case with the back erect and the eyes blank. Others were uneasy and restless, shifting and restless, and were
    relieved when Alpert stood up.

    "Now that you've found some calm center, I would like you to try and meditate on this. On
    Monday I had breakfast with Allen Ginsberg and Marshall McLuhan in Toronto. Allen said that the only valid
    criticism he knew of LSD was by Krishna Murti, who said that LSD involves choice and the goal is a choiceless
    awareness.” Alpert sat down and the audience tried again.

    Metzner and Alpert had just returned from San Francisco, which is still glowing after the proof of the
    monumental Be-In of early January. Alpert rose, relaxed, to speak about the recent changes in San Francisco's
    Haight-Ashbury community. Ten thousand hippies constitute a potent political force, Alpert
    explained, and the
    psychedelic storekeepers are becoming wealthy. "The community has to learn how to deal with success," he
    said, "and they are confronting a lot of issues that confront any ashram." (Ashram, an important word, is
    defined by Ginsberg as a "self-sufficient community formed around the teachings of a particular guru.") The
    biggest problem of an ashram is its tendency to split up.

    In San Francisco, store owners are incorporating, Diggers are screwing up the system by giving everything
    away, and many are splitting for the mountains. "Ken Kesey is out looking at ghost towns," Alpert said, "and,
    if they find one, Kesey could become mayor. Neal Cassady sheriff, and the Merry Pranksters the City Council"!
    Earlier, Leary had called from JFK Airport. Nina Graboi, director of the LSD Center, spoke to him on the
    telephone, quietly spoke to Susan Leary, sitting nearby, and announced to the group that he was coming.

    Now Leary had arrived grinning but silent.
    The front door of the Center opens. Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Gregory Corso, and a tall, thin spectacled
    man, walk in. William Burroughs is recognized in seconds. Alpert simultaneously cracks "he looks so straight."

    They laugh as Burroughs and Ginsberg pick their way through bodies to the head of the room, and sit on the
    floor. Alpert continues. "My trip is very simple," he said, fondling a peacock feather. “I’m trying to be like the
    sun and warm everybody around: cops, hippies, teenyboppers, Sidney Cohen." Alpert had the peacock feather
    in his teeth, and rejoiced. Someone suggested a street-cleaning celebration on the Lower East Side.

    “I'm not ready to go out and clean up mattresses in empty lots.” Ginsberg said, bringing them down. "But I
    would if everyone else would." And they were relieved.

    It was close to midnight when the heroes began to leave, and the people slowly strayed off. The discussion
    evolved into conversation and the LSD house-warming-conspiracy was over.

    ‘Zen Master To Speak Here’The Reverend Shunryu Suzuki, head of the Zen Center in San Francisco, and the first Soto Zen Buddhist Master
    to work in this country with American students, will speak on Zen at the Community Church, 40 East 35th Street,
    on Wednesday, March 8, at 8 p.m. Suzuki Roshi is Abbot or Zenshin-ji, the first Zen monastery in America, located
    at Tassajara Hot Springs in the mountains behind Big Sur.

    (Page 26) [B&W repro of Barbara Rubin’s red on orange (art text inside a butterfly) poster for her mixed media
    event]
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    COMBINED TO INVITE US ALL TO ‘CATERPILLAR CHANGES’

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    MOVIES SLIDES & LOOPS & BURNING PROJECTORS MUSIC WOVEN FOR 12 DAYS ONLY IN THE MASS LOVE
    CONTEST “SMOTHER ME” FREE FORM WALKING BOO LOVE HISS ‘n COME COSTUMED
    --------------------------------------------------------
    This Thursday Only: Piero Heliczer, Jack Smith, Ira Cohen in PHOTOS OF THE 1929 UNKNOWN WOMAN
    DISAPPEARANCE and WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE, starring Harry Smith.
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    Andy Warhol presents NICO & TIM BUCKLEY nitely at The Dom, movies, music, lights, food. 23 St Mark’s
    Place.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    [psyche art ad] Balloon Farm, St Mark’s Place: This Friday & Saturday The Free Spirits, The Pleasant
    Street Blues Band. Dancing, Lightworks. 9pm-3am
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    Ondine’s Discotheque, 308 E. 59th St. (near 2nd Ave) Hippie Happy Happening, 8 continuous hours of
    Fun & Disco Dancing, Folk Singers, Folk-Rock, Food & ‘Freshment! N.Y. Sane’s First MAD PARTY FOR SANE
    PEOPLE. This Sunday—Mar. 12 Non-stop Frolic—4 pm to Midnight!
    An Evening with THE FUGS Wildly funny . . . new indefinable — The Fugs make all sorts of popular
    entertainment obsolete.” Review of Books.
    NOW! WEEKENDS ONLY Fri. & Sat. 8-10-12
    Players Theatre 115 McDougal St.
    (Page 27)[ads] FILMAKERS CINEMATHEQUE March 1 & 2 Starts at 8. Last two nights for CATERPILLAR
    CHANGES, With Live Music, Live People, Opaque Screens, Gossamer Screens, Films, Light, Shadows and
    More.
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    Andy Warhol presents NICO & TIM BUCKLEY nitely at The Dom. 23 St Mark’s Place.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Balloon Farm, St Mark’s Place: This Friday & Saturday The Free Spirits [John McLaughlin], The Pleasant
    Street Blues Band.

    Dancing, Lightworks. 9pm-3am

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    CHELSEA GIRLS, York Cinema
    (Page 28)[B&W ad.] ‘Gaslight’: John Hammond and his Screaming Nighthawks + Arlo Guthrie
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CAFE AU GO GO Now Thru March 5 JEFFERSON AIRPLANE latest recording: Surrealistic Pillow
    Exclusively recorded on RCA Victor. The Paupers excl. re. on Verve/Folkways
    March 7- March 12 the YOUNGBLOODS
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    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Andy Warhol presents NICO singing the songs of the Velvet Underground & TIM BUCKLEY plus the film
    The Most Beautiful Girl In The World starring Mario Montez. Appearing nitely at The DOM. 23 St Mark’s Place.

    (Page 40) What’s On
    Saturday (February 18) Film-jazz session, “Caterpillar Changes,” Gato Barbieri

    quintet, Filmmakers’ Cinematheque, 41st Street Theatre, 125 West 41st Street, LO 4-3818, 8 p.m. ($2)
    Sunday (February 19) Film-jazz session, “Caterpillar Changes,” see Saturday, February 18.
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    Thursday 23 (25) February 1967
    UK
    DISC & MUSIC ECHO (page 2) SCENE
    [B&W photos: Guests at Speakeasy: Jimi Hendrix, Chas Chandler, Roger Daltrey]
    . . .
    Guests at a "Valentine's Day Massacre" party at London's Speakeasy Club included Roger Daltrey,
    Jimi Hendrix
    , manager Chas Chandler, Pretty Things and ex-member Viv Prince and actors
    Peter Wyngarde and Anthony "Till Death Us Do Part" Booth.
    LOIS LANE [ie ‘Super Man’s girlfriend. Ed.],
    former blonde half of the Caravelles, releases first solo
    disc "One Little Voice" this week. . .

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Jonathan King Watching TV
    . . .Saw the Jimi Hendrix Experience last week—terrific, tremendous sound. Praise to Noel and
    Mitch
    , who contribute a hell of a lot. Also heard his next—"Purple Haze." Impressive. . .
    (Page 3) Top 50
    wk
    08-14-23. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix, Polydor
    (Page 5) Hendrix: TV dates on Continent’
    Continental dates for Jimi Hendrix are a TV show and two personal appearances in Paris (March 3-
    5) and Brussels TV (6). His manager,
    Mike Jeffery, is in America arranging to release a record
    there. If it is successful
    [it wasn’t. Ed.] Jimi will tour there when his British work permit expires in
    June-July
    [but he went back to US anyway. Ed.].
    New dates are Pier Pavilion, Worthing (February 23), Leicester University (24), Corn Exchange,
    Chelmsford (25) and Skyline, Hull (March 29).


    Thursday 23 February 1967
    England
    HULL DAILY MAIL (page?) [B&W text ad]
    continuous dancing to
    CAT STEVENS
    Supporting Groups
    The MANDRAKES
    The CARL KING PROJECTION
    T.D.BACKUS POWERHOUSE
    group and the
    A.B.C.
    8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    Admission 12/6
    Tickets From The
    Skyline Box Office
    Or The Boutique
    First Floor, Jameson Street, Hull
    OR A JOINT TICKET
    FOR MARCH 2nd
    AND MARCH 9th—
    ‘THE JIMI HENDRIX
    EXPERIENCE'
    FOR JUST £1
    Late Transport
    SKYLINE BALLROOM
    JAMESON STREET, HULL

    Thursday 23 (25) February 1966
    UK
    MELODY MAKER (page 2) Melody Maker Pop 50
    wk
    08-07-21 Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix, Polydor
    (Page 13) ‘Paul McCartney reviews the new pop singles’ [by telephone?]
    Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Purple Haze” (Track) (Not released until March 24)
    “Must be Jimi Hendrix. So,Jimi freaks out and sounds all the better for it! It’s breaking out all
    over the place, you know. I thought it would be one of those things that people might keep down
    but, it’s breaking through all over. You can’t stop it. Hooray. This is a good record too. I really
    don’t know whether it is as commercial as “
    Hey Joe” or Stone Free”. I bet it is though.
    Probably will be.

    Fingers Hendrix. An absolute ace on the guitar. This is yet another incredible record from the
    great Twinkle Teeth
    Hendrix!”
    (Page 26) [B&W text ad.] SATURDAY SCENE, Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, February 25th
    HEY JOE
    THE JIMI HENDRIC [sic]EXPERIENCE
    Plus! The Soul Trinity
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Thursday 23 (25) February 1967
    UK
    RECORD MIRROR (page 4) Jimi Doesn’t Think He’s a Big Name Yet’ by - (RM?)
    [interview 15 Feb.] HIS appearance is striking. Heads turn as he passes. Tall, black military jacket with
    ornate braid, wild and shocking black hair,
    Dylan-like. A face hewn with character. JIMI HENDRIX,
    guitar virtuoso, is modest. He doesn't regard himself as a big name artiste yet.
    "We had one little
    record and I'm just wondering how people are going to take the next one, because it's so
    different from
    'Hey Joe'. I think everyone will think we've used different instruments on it.
    but it’s still two guitars and drums — at one point the guitar sounds like a flute. I recorded it
    exactly as we do it on stage. Everything we do on record we can do exactly on stage. If we
    had a disc with a violin on it, we'd hire a violin player to come on stage for that one number.

    Our third record will be even different. They'd picked out
    Loving Confusion" to be our next
    single, but I had this thing on my mind about walking on the sea. Then I wrote
    'Purple Haze'."
    Songwriter Jimi has a fertile imagination, an imagination that doesn't discount the existence of U.F.O's
    or life beyond death. An imagination weaned on Science Fiction, poetry and painting.

    “At school I used to write poetry a lot, then I was really happy. Like in school, my poems
    were mostly about flowers and nature, and people wearing robes. And then I used to paint a
    picture of, say, a really pretty mountain, then write about four lines of poetry about it. I
    don’t hardly get a chance to paint now. The girl in the office bought me a paintbox, but I
    haven’t had a chance to buy paper. I like to paint different things, but I don’t like to paint
    people.

    Up to now I’ve written about 100 songs, but most of them are in those New York Hotels I got
    thrown out of. When I go back I’m going to collect them from these hotel rooms where I
    missed the rent.

    I’m not ashamed to say that I can’t write no happy songs.FotsyLady[sic]’ is about the only
    happy song I’ve written. Don’t feel very happy when I start writing.”

    Jimi’s first album will be released next month.
    “The album will be different and all the songs will be mine except forLike A Rolling Stone
    and maybe a
    MUDDY WATERS number [ie ‘Catfish Blues’ - ie Butterfield's 'Two Trains Running', or
    'Hoochie Coochie Man' Ed.]
    .
    We like to have our own sound.

    I’m writing a numberI Don’t Live Today’, it’s really weird, man; I hope we can get it ready
    for the L.P.”

    The immediate future? 'Britain is our station now and we'll stay here probably til around the end
    of June then we see if we can get something going in America and then come back here. We'll
    be staying here off and on all the time."

    (Page 11) Britain’s Top [20] R&B Singles
    [Hey Joe off chart]
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    Britain’s Top 50 [not credited to Record Retailer yet]
    23 Hey Joe 14 (9) Jimi Hendrix(Polydor)
    (Page 12) The Face
    . . . looking alike GEORGE HARRISON and GRAHAM NASH, ERIC CLAPTON and JIMI HENDRIX . . .

    Thursday 23 (25) February 1967
    UK
    RECORD RETAILER (page 11) ‘Psychedelic Craze A Problem For Dealers’ [ha-ha-ha. Ed.]
    A FEW WEEKS ago a record about a man who took drugs was played to the panel of
    distinguished disc jockeys on Juke Box Jury. They all knocked it and, since drugs is an emotive subject,
    they carried on with their diatribe for something like nine minutes.

    On and on about the horrors of dope, the perils facing modern young people, and the responsibilities of
    record companies who ought to know better than to put out such apparently harmful entertainment.

    Later (despite a defence to the effect that the programme had not played the whole disc, which was
    really about the dangers of drugs too) EMI withdrew the disc.

    And JBJ had the first record [...] from the transmitted version [...] the show. Which seemed [...] the
    extreme, especially [...] in the programme as [...] there were several [...] references by the [...] that
    first disc” as [...]

    Back in October, a publicity handout concerning a Southend group called The Fingers began like this:
    "Psychedelic music—this is the name of a new musical form that is currently the rage of America and
    looks like crossing the Atlantic to England. It involves an effect produced on the audience by the sounds
    of psychotic music and by unusual lighting effects intended to reproduce hallucinations experienced by
    scientists while under certain drugs.''

    Poppycock and very likely opium poppycock at that! But, nevertheless, it is influencing the styles in
    music and presentation of many groups.

    [...]
    classified with any precision, unlike trad or rock. LSD experiences tend to be eerie and confused, at
    least part of the time, and so weirdness and chaos are the musical effects created by the psychedelic
    kick.

    ILLUSORY COLOURS
    Under hallucinogens you don't actually hear music that is not there. But you do see colours that,
    objectively, are not in the room: these illusory colours are created inside the mind.

    [...] the influence of [...]
    amphetamine swallower [...] who take purple hearts [...] benzedrines and the like) are [...] show up
    from time to time to[...] big city record stores [...] druggedness (unlike [...] LSD and heroin) can m[...]
    very alert, aggressive [...] nervous.

    Many a record thief [...] purple heart to give [...] confidence. But this pr[...] little or nothing to [...] the
    psychedelic craze [...]

    (Page 19?)Britain’s Top 50
    wk
    23 (14) (8) Hey Joe - Jimi HendrixPolydor 56-139 ] [Pub.] Yameta, [Prod.] (Yameta)
    Radios: (other listings not available that week)
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Friday 24 (4 Mar) February 1967
    USA
    BILLBOARD (page 66) Hits Of The World
    ‘Britain’ (courtesy Record Retailer) [UK, Thursday’s]
    06 (03) Let’s Spend The Night Together—Rolling Stones (Decca)— Mirage
    23 (14) Hey Joe—Jimi Hendrix(Polydor)—Yamata, Yamata [sic, Yameta].
    27 (16) I Feel Fine [sic Free]—Cream (Reaction)—Dratleas [sic Dratleaf]
    49 (36) Happy Jack—Who (Reaction)—Fabulous

    Friday 24 (4 Mar)February 1967
    USA
    CASH BOX (page 68) Great Britain
    ‘Great Britain’s Best Sellers’
    wk
    16 08 06 Hey Joe—Jimi Hendrix(Polydor) Yameta
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Holland
    First single from American guitarist Jimi Hendrix and his Experience—“Hey Joe”, recorded in
    England for Polydor Records—jumped to sixteenth position this week.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Belgium
    Belgian French speaking television (RTB) produces a big monthly music show called “Vibrato.” The
    second show is to come on the air on February 21
    st. [JHE will appear on the following episode.]

    Friday 24 February 1967
    England
    ESSEX CHRONICLE (page?) [B&W text ad] 25 February: Bob Anthony Presentation, Corn Exchange,
    Chelmsford, 8 to 11.30 p.m. Saturday Scene, “‘
    HEY JOEThe JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Plus!
    THE SOUL TRINITY”
    [Excellent Dutch made B&W film, with sound, of both groups survives. Ed.] 8/6
    in advance 10/- on the night.


    Friday 24 (27) February 1967
    UK
    INTERNATIONAL TIMES (page 13) a— sequence from ‘suddenly last supper’, Mark Boyle’s
    Queensgate event 1963. After a meal, the audience went into the empty studio where random films
    and burning slides were projected on to a variety of screens and surfaces, including this nude girl.
    During the piece, all the pictures, furniture and fittings were silently taken from the house. The
    performers left, and the audience eventually emerged unsuspecting into a dark empty flat.
    Mark
    Boyle
    & his family had moved.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    After the Edinburgh Happening in which Mark Boyle collaborated with Dewey, Marowitz and Charles
    Lewson, a girl was prosecuted for indecency, though, in his judgement acquitting her, the judge accused
    the press of blatant hypocrisy. The festival of Happenings put on by Michael White in Victoria in 1964
    was closed down after the first evening because of virulent and inaccurate attacks in the Press.

    A series of events Boyle was invited to on at the Institute of Contemporary Art was cancelled after a
    first performance which began in darkness with
    Boyle shouting over a microphone that if the audience
    wanted an event they’d have to do it for themselves. Three spotlights came on lighting up various areas
    of activity. The audience moved in and went berserk; they worked projectors and tape recorders,
    performed on numerous plastic instruments, painted by numbers, smashed a piano, took scripts from
    actors, acted with them or directed the performance, danced with ballet dancers, edited films and
    projected them onto walls, ceiling and people, directed a film of the proceedings, controlled the lighting,
    jumped on trampolines, prepared a press communique. They decided to build a new type of piano out of
    the pieces of the old. It began to be the centre of the event. It was smashed and re-smashed, built and
    rebuilt as the piece developed a rhythm of it’s own and some hours later stopped suddenly with the
    gallery ankle deep in debris. The next ICA bulletin commented: "Owing to the overwhelming success of
    the first event, the rest of the series has been cancelled.”

    The Institute of Contemporary Archaeology (which Boyle had founded for the occasion) held its annual
    DIG in February, 1966 on a roped off section of a demolition site in Shepherds Bush which turned out to
    be the site of an ornamental garden statue factory where thirty or so diggers in three hours excavated
    hundreds of broken statues, moulds, tools and a magnificent stretch of early 20th Century concrete
    paving. A second party from the "Institute" worked on a site selected at random which turned out to be
    an allotment garden in Watford. A tattered scarecrow stands in the entrance to
    Boyle's flat in Shepherds
    Bush.

    For the two Son et Lumiere events he will present at the Cochrane Theatre next week. Mark Boyle will
    have a team he has been working with for some time. Peter Schmidt and Esmee Kirkland provide the
    Sound and Joan Hills, John Claxton, Cameron Hills and
    Boyle himself the lumiere. He won't say much
    about the presentation except that he hopes if anyone comes along they will find it as fascinating as he
    does.
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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    Friday 24 (25) February 1967
    UK
    NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS (page 7) NME Top 30
    wk
    07-16-23. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix(Polydor) [last entry]

    Friday 24 February
    (Mar 4) 1967
    USA
    RECORD WORLD [NO HENDRIX RELATED CONTENT]

    Friday 24 February 1967
    England
    THURROCK & RAINHAM GAZETTE (page?) [B&W text ad]
    Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
    FEBRUARY 26th 6.15 & 8.30 pm
    SEATS: 18'6; 15'-; 7’6
    ON STAGE THIS SUNDAY
    GRAND POP FESTIVAL
    Presented by R.R. Promotions
    And introduced by Peter Murray
    famous TV disc jockey
    *DAVE DEE* DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH
    JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
    Nashville Teens, Koobas, Force Five,
    BOX OFFICE AT CLIFFS PAVILION, SOUTHEND
    Open 10 am to 8 pm daily including Sunday
    BOOK NOW OR TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DOOR Telephone 473S2

    [Day?] February 1967
    England
    SOUTHEND STANDARD/Pictorial? (page?) [B&W text ad] Cliffs Pavilion
    ON STAGE GRAND POP FESTIVAL JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE

    Saturday 25 February 1967
    Holland
    KINK (page 12) [colour photo of Jimi at Montagu Sq. flat. A small B&W of Chas]
    "Hey Joe: Free Feeling – Jimi Hendrix,” by Cees Mentink and Photo by Albert Bokslag
    [12? Feb] Even the biggest pessimist must admit: there is a lot happening in the pop world. People
    are looking for new ideas, many groups are leaving the beaten path. A new name can be added to
    the list of innovators.
    He took over the ‘swinging city’ like a tornado and it looks like Jimi Hendrix
    is going to achieve international fame. A few months ago he was introduced to the British pop world
    by his discoverer
    Chas Chandler. Place of action: ‘Bag O’Nails’. On the stage in front of a tower-high
    rack of amplifiers:
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience. In the audience: Brian Epstein, Pete
    Townshend
    , Paul & Ringo, Eric Clapton to name a few. This imported ‘black Dylan’ from
    America raise
    d a storm of enthusiasm. Epstein was lost for words and Clapton showed he was
    jealous of
    Jimis technique. Now – after three months – Hendrix has an enormous hit and managers
    are fighting over him. The second week of March
    Jimi visits Germany, Belgium (11-12 March) and
    The Netherlands (14 March).

    At the hairdressers for hours
    ‘Mr. Phenomenon’ lives in a flat at Montagu Square with his discoverer Chas Chandler and two
    Swedish beauties, once the location where Maureen and Ringo Starr experienced their early love.
    When the lively
    , bespectacled Kink team Cees Mentink-Albert Bokslag call on time, the girls only
    report that
    Jimi is still at the hairdressers and that Chas is in the studio, busy mixing Jimi’s follow-up.
    The next few hours are spent very pleasantly. The Swedish duo make excellent coffee, have a lot of
    gossip to tell about The Who , Burdon and other greats and can ch oose from an extensive collection of
    albums by R&B artists. These somewhat tired chicks are pleasant company.
    Jimi and Chas can stay
    away a little longer. Two hours have passed, when the hefty, towering ex-
    Animal Chas Chandler
    reports back. He’s a bit angry because of Jimi’s absence, because ‘a hairdresser does not need to
    fiddle with that hair for four hours’. Tommy Hunt’s album is quickly removed from the record player
    and is replaced by a lacquer record. ‘
    Jimi’s new one?’ we ask, but Chandler is not sure yet. He’s not
    happy with the balance and expects that this set of sounds will end up on the LP.
    Jimi Hendrixarrives
    and seems non too happy with the end result. ‘The more expensive the hairdresser the worse the
    results.’ He withdraws for a while, followed by his breathless Swede. He returns considerably happier,
    satisfied with his handiwork. Now Bokslag is allowed to take photos.
    Hendrix turns out to be a quiet,
    almost submissive guy, who looks up to his ‘master’
    Chas with big eyes.
    Burdon messes up
    Chandler is curious if Jimi’s record is already out in The Netherlands. ‘How was Eric’s TV
    performance?’
    (He means Burdon). After our negative news: ‘See? Eric messes up everywhere. He
    thinks he is God, he is becoming more and more out of control. He won’t be making any more hits this
    way.’
    Chas expects Jimi to become very big in the Benelux. ‘Nobody can believe what he does on stage.
    The skills he has are truly unbelievable, and then his showmanship. Unbelievable.’ The sound of that
    test record is difficult to achieve live,’ we observe. ‘In
    Jimi’s case that is not important’, Chas says.
    ‘Because Jimi controls the whole stage with his personality. He is such a great showman that people
    hardly get the time to absorb it all; there is just too much going on.’

    The biggest problem when we arrived in England,’ Jimi says, ‘was finding the right backing
    musicians. Guys who sense what I’m doing and who I understand too
    .’ After a lot of searching
    it was accomplished:
    Mitch Mitchell, a jazz-kid, on the drums and Noel Redding, a rock ‘n roll-addict,
    bass guitar. What did
    Jimiwho used to be part of the Butterfield Band – notice the most in those
    months in London? ‘
    It’s a groovy town, they understand me. What I fought for months to do in
    New York, I can get done here in a few weeks. The only drag is they try to put me in a box.
    That’s not possible with my music. If you really need to put a name to it, call it ‘Free Feeling’,
    it’s a mixture of rock, freak out, blues and rave music
    ’.
    Chas Chandler got acquainted with Jimi during an Animals tour. Hendrix played in Greenwich Village,
    was part of dozens of bands, but lacked a good manager.
    Jimi respects Chandler a lot. ‘He understands
    me. More than anything else
    Chas is obsessed with music.
    He’s not only in it for the money, like many managers. Before Chas was satisfied withHey Joe
    we had sweated a lot of hours in the studio. Furthermore he is going out of his way to discover
    new ways of recording. If it was up to him he would even sleep in the studio. The combination
    of producer-manager is great!’
    Any problems with the work permit? Chandler: ‘Everybody here got
    one. But I’m trying to get the best contracts for him, so the Union sees that
    Jimiis indispensable. That
    tour next month might mean that
    Jimi receives a permanent permit. Nonetheless we will go to the United
    States, where I’m trying to get a good contract with Mercury, which includes guarantees for good publicity.

    Jimi
    will take care of the rest.’
    The Yellow Peril
    Jimi Hendrix caused a sensation with his political statements. He thinks that the American policy for Viet
    Nam is the only right one. ‘
    Did you send away the American soldiers that landed in Normandy? That
    was also pure interference. But then it was about saving your own skin. The Americans are
    fighting in Viet Nam for the whole free world. As soon as they leave they will be completely at the
    mercy of the communists. By the way, the yellow danger (China) must not be underestimated.
    Of course war is horrible, but for now it’s the only guarantee to maintain peace
    .’
    Chas Chandler is very keen to pose in front of his swastika collection. We say that it is better not to flirt with
    this for Dutch fans. Too many bad memories.
    ‘I have them too,’ he says,I had two brothers in a Japanese
    concentration camp, two brothers fought in Germany. Our whole family had major tragedies. Although I collect
    daggers, rifles, swastikas etc., doesn’t mean I support the Nazis. No way. But it has become a hobby of mine
    and I think it’s a shame that so much has been stolen by so-called friends.
    Brian Jones? ‘Yes, that sickens
    me, in Germany you can’t do that, and then to realise that he only did it to shock’.

    [An infamous photo shoot in 1966 for a German magazine alongside his German girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg,
    saw Jones dressed in a Nazi SS uniform treading on a toy doll. As Brian himself explained, “Really, I mean
    with all that long hair in a Nazi uniform, couldn’t people see that it was a satirical thing?”—Ed.]

    Raw talent
    Jimi Hendrix will stay in England until July, after that the big trial of strength in the USA will follow. Right up
    to the front door porch
    Chandler expresses his enthusiasm for Hendrix: ‘He really plays incredibly good guitar.
    You can watch him every night, he’s different each time. It’s not normal for one person to have so much raw
    talent. He is brilliant, unique on stage and a master on his instrument.’

    And Jimi? He is a bit ill at ease with all this fuss around him. He smiles shyly and hopes the
    conversation ends soon. Music is everything to him
    . Is playing guitar with your teeth not a painful job?
    Jimi Hendrix
    shrugs and mumbles: ‘I don’t feel a thing, I only have to brush my teeth three times a
    day
    .’
    (Page?) [full page colour photo of Jimi reading Kink]
    Frank Zappa: "Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."

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