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    1970-01-28 'Winter Festival For Peace' Madison Square Garden, New York, New York USA



    Wednesday, January 28th, 1970
    Madison Square Garden, New York, New York USA

    1. Who Knows
    2. Earth Blues


    Editors Note: This show was cut short, and played rather sloppily, for an unknown reason.



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    Tuesday 28 January 1970
    New York City, Madison Square Gardens, New York, USA. BOGs
    Gene McFadden: “We had been rehearsing at Baggy's Studio right up until the day of the Moratorium show [no one else even hints at this. Ed.]. Things were so rushed that I didn't even have time to break Buddy Miles' drums down. To make the gig, I had his whole kit - riser and all - lifted into a rented U-Haul truck [a daft idea, sounds like someone is trying for a bit of ‘drama’, 2 floor toms, a snare, kick drum & toms, and couple of cymbals, the amount of bodies required to lift the riser, and manhandle it out the building and into the truck, the cymbals etc. would be falling all over the place, it would be a lot easier taking the individual items. Ed.] and brought to Madison Square Garden.
    He had a look about him [what ‘look’? Ed.], he said he was going to burn a guitar, and sent me off to a convenience store to buy lighter fluid for him. When I came back, Gerry Stickells stepped in my path and demanded the lighter fluid, man*dating that if I didn't give it to him I would be fired. If Hendrix asked me for the fluid, I was instructed to say that I had given it to Stickells. Of course, it never got to that point in the show...[again, a ‘drama’, no one else mentions. Ed.]"
    Concert - Winter Festival For Peace – at 03:00 (Wednesday)
    A benefit for the Vietnam Moratorium Committee arranged by Phil Friedman to make up a $50,000 deficit.
    The final profit for the Moratorium Committee was nearly $100,000.
    Jeffery put up $6,000 for filming the concert as a TV special, we are told.
    Tape: audience 20:00 VG, also video soundtrack
    Film: colour, whereabouts unknown. Ony a short piece of ‘Who Knows’ intercut with some French comentator, not great quality either..
    With: Harry Belafonte, Peter Paul And Mary, Judy Collins, the cast of Hair, Richie Havens, The Voices Of East Harlem, The Rascals, Blood Sweat And Tears, Mother Earth, and Dave Brubeck.
    Source?: It is claimed that Jimi hung backsage for 20 minures not sure whether he should play.
    MC: Peter Yarrow
    Engineer: Bill Hanley
    Promoter: Sid Bernstein
    Stage manager: Bill Graham
    Audience: 21,000, sold out
    Takings: $143,000 (at that time a record for a non sporting event at the venue)

    Songs:

    Who Knows (10)
    Earth Blues (16)

    Johnny Winter: “It was like he was already dead*. He came in with his head down, sat on the couch alone and put his head in his hands. He didn’t say a word to anybody and no one spoke to him. He didn‘t move until it was time to do the show. He really wanted to do that gig, but he never should have.”
    [Guitar Player, September 1975 (nearly 6 years after the event and when Douglas’ bullshit promotion of Crash Landing and vilification of Jeffery was in full swing]
    *Just a tad over-dramatic. Jimi was actually photographed standing backsage with Devon, Jimi smiling and looking anything but depressed or out of it, and in Johhny Winter’s company.

    Rolling Stone () review by unknown: “The only jarring note of the whole event came towards the end when Hendrix walked off stage in the middle of his third [sic, ‘2nd’] number. Evidently having trouble with the amps as well as forgetting his lyrics, Hendrix announcing it wasn’t coming together with his group [actually spoken by Buddy not Jimi. Ed], sat down on stage for about five minutes, and then walked off never to return.”

    Sacha Reins: “Jimi picks up his guitar again, and tries to start another song, but it is even worse. Then he throws his guitar on the floor and leaves, his body shaking from sobbing*[only person to mention this 'dramatic' behaviour, was Reins even there? Ed.] . Apart from a few fools who are booing, everybody is silent. They are getting up and stand in silence, unable to comfort a friend, the idiots*.”
    *sounds like somebody’s getting a tad self righteous and over emotional in his posthumous fantasy, reminiscent of Germaine Greer’s posthumous pish about Spalding.
    [Best, October 1971]

    Alan Douglas: “When he came off the stage he actually fell off the apron. At first I thought he was hurt, but he wasn’t. I then ran back stage to the dressing room to see if in fact he was o.k. There he was sitting playing the guitar and smiling. I don’t know what went through his mind when he was on stage, but the first thing I noticed it looked like he was having a big rhythm problem. I think he just got fed up.”

    Backstage, Mike Jeffery, it has been claimed, “sacked” Buddy Miles, reportedly saying to him ‘The trip’s over’. A bit difficult to ‘sack’ someone who has already recieved his final week’s pay cheque 5 days ago Mike maybe felt Buddy had to be reminded that the ‘trip’ was indeed over, and that this show was just a one off charity benefit, unlikely to be repeated.

    Press release” [it is claimed, yet to see a copy?] after the concert:
    “Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix was not ‘sick or stoned’ when he walked off stage in the middle of a New York concert. His manager Michael Jeffery said Hendrix was tired and depressed because his new trio wasn’t playing numbers loud enough to splinter a listener’s brain [what!? Ed.]. Hendrix stood almost motionless at the concert, dropped his guitar, sat on the floor and said: “We’re not quite getting it together. Things aren’t exactly right with me yet.” [it was Buddy who said that, but not the ‘me’. Ed.] He then left the stage. ‘Mr Jeffery said that bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell, who are British, and the Seattle born Hendrix will meet later this week and will probably get back together.”

    New York Post (29 January) ‘Peace!’ – review by Alfred G. Aronowitz: “The crowd had already gotten twice its money’s worth when Jimi Hendrix stopped playing in the middle of his second number, said ‘That’s what happens when the lyrics come from space-I’ll never forget that!’ [Jimi actually said:
    ‘That’s what happens when Earth fucks with Space, never forget that, that’s what happens’] and then sat down in front of his three monster amplifiers. Then when Buddy Miles started telling the audience, ‘Listen it seems as though erm, we ‘re not er quite gonna get it together here. But just er, give us a little bit more time, because it has been hard. And er, things aren’t exactly, I guess they’re not exactly ready over here yet. So just bear with us for a few minutes and we’ll try to see if we can get something together.’ Jimi got up, put his guitar down and walked offstage. It was just after 3 a.m. and the Winter Festival for Peace had been radiating through the Garden like a pocket Woodstock for almost seven hours. […] Jimi retired to his dressing room and shut the door. ‘He’s a perfectionist,’ was all that his manager, Mike Jeffery, would say Buddy kept telling the audience that Jimi was coming back, but Peter Yarrow, co-producer of the festival and probably as tireless a co-signer for peace as there is in the country, got up and started singing to the rapidly diminishing house. Meanwhile, the leaders of the cast of ‘Hair’, the last act of the schedule, began complaining that they had already done two shows yesterday and that they had been waiting two hours to go on, ‘Just because Jimi Hendrix is a bigger name than we are…’ one of them argued.”
    The appearance was the second in New York for Jimi’s new trio, A Band of Gypsys, and his attempt to return to new and simpler blues from the freaked-out space sounds that exploded him to stardom brought him to a confrontation with the kids. ‘Foxy Lady!’ a girl kept calling out from the loges, demanding one of the louder of Jimi’s old hits. ‘Foxy Lady is sittin’ over there,’ Jimi replied, pointing at her, ‘in the yellow underwear stained and dirty with blood.’ Then he went into the song he failed to finish. The audience was made up of the kind of kids who would camp out all night at the box office to be first in line for tickets. It was an audience that screamed and stomped for something like five minutes to get Blood, Sweat and Tears back for an encore even though guitarist Steve Katz later admitted, ‘It was the most musically untight and most energetic set we’ve ever done.’ The show ended close to 4 a.m. a good thing. One minute after four, and it would have eaten up $4,000 of the profits in overtime.”

    The film of the concert was completed but remained released. It lay in the archives until the early 80’s when it was rediscovered by a Thomas Yeates and his assistant while sorting through the material left in Jeffery’s estate. They said the colour footage ran for about thirty minutes and included performances by several of the artistes, mixed with speeches about the Vietnam Moratorium (all that in just half an hour?). The Band Of Gypsy's clip contained both Who Knows and Earth Blues, but Jimi’s finale had been edited out. What about his intro then, did they leave that in!?.
    Sadly this film along with other items was stolen and it’s so far unknown whether any copies, or the original footage still exists.
    Only a very short edited colour sound clip of ‘Who Knows’ has surfaced (in rough qualty), from a French documetary, unfortunately intercut with footage of a French man commentating.
    29 No gig, New York City
    30 No gig, New York City
    31 No gig, New York City
    February
    01 No gig, New York City
    XX No gig, New York City
    Juggy Sound Studios, New York City.
    Jimi & Eddie, guitar overdub
    02 No gig, New York City
    Juggy Sound Studios
    Jimi guitar, jams with the Rosicrucians
    Jimi & Eddie mixing BOG LP
    03 No gig, New York City
    Record Plant
    Jimi & engineer Bob Hughes, guitar overdubs
    Stepping Stone single
    04 No gig, New York City
    Ira Cohen's loft, Jefferson Street, New York City
    Photo session
    05 No gig, New York City
    Juggy Sound Studios, New York City.
    Jimi & Eddie mixing BOG LP
    06 No gig, New York City
    07 No gig, New York City
    08 No gig, New York City
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    Record Plant
    Jimi & Bob Hughes mixing BOGs single
    12 No gig, New York City
    Record Plant
    Jimi & Bob Hughes mixing BOGs single
    13 No gig, New York City
    14 No gig, New York City
    Juggy Sound Studios
    Jimi & Eddie mixing & editing tracks for BOG LP
    15 No gig, New York City
    Juggy Sound Studios, New York City.
    Jimi & Eddie final mixing & editing of BOG LP
    15 February 1970
    Record Plant, New York City.
    Jimi & Bob Hughes mixing BOGs single
    16 No gig, New York City
    Juggy Sound Studios, New York City.
    Jimi & Eddie, final touches to tracks for the BOG LP
    -------------------------------------------------
    Record Plant, New York City.
    Jimi-guitar & Buddy Miles-drums & Juma ‘Sultan’ (Lewis)? -percussion
    Recording, basically just a few jams on old rock ‘n roll songs – if the date is indeed correct? This would be the first and last recording he made with Buddy after the ‘Festival for Peace’.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    JHE [II] & Juma ‘Sultan’ (Lewis)? -maracas
    Recording. 1st recordings with the new group. But Billy was pissed off with ‘the scene’ and headed back to Nashville again.
    17 No gig, New York City
    Juggy Sound Studios, New York City.
    Jimi & Eddie, final editing, mixing & sequencing of BOG LP.
    18 No gig, New York City
    Sterling Sound Mastering, New York City
    Jimi & Eddie oversee mastering of BOG LP by Bob Ludwig.
    19 No gig, New York City
    Sterling Sound Mastering, New York City
    Jimi & Eddie have minor adjustments made to mastering.
    20 No gig, New York City
    21 No gig, New York City
    22 No gig, New York City
    23 No gig, New York City
    24 No gig, New York City
    25 No gig, New York City
    25 Capitol Records, Los Angeles
    Mike Jeffery delivers the BOG master to grasping Capitol executives.
    26 No gig, New York City
    27 No gig, New York City
    28 No gig, New York City
    March
    01 No gig, New York City
    02 No gig, New York City
    03 No gig, New York City
    04 No gig, New York City
    04 Capitol Records, Los Angeles
    Laquers are made for pressing the BOG LP.
    05 No gig, New York City?
    06 No gig, New York City?
    Unknown exactly when Jimi arrived:
    According to Kathy, the reason for this unexplained visit to London was Jimi’s disappointment (or whatever), over her recent marriage to Ray Mayo.
    07 No gig, London?
    08 No gig, London?
    09 No gig, London
    10 No gig, London
    11 No gig, London
    12 No gig, London
    13 No gig, London
    14 No gig, London
    15 No gig, London
    Island Studios
    Jimi-guitar, records 2 songs with Stephen Stills
    16 No gig, London
    17 No gig, London
    Olympic Sound Studios
    Jimi,vox & gtr records 3 songs with Love
    18 No gig, London
    19 No gig, New York City
    20 No gig, New York City
    21 No gig, New York City
    22 No gig, New York City
    23 No gig, New York City
    Record Plant
    Jimi - guitar & vocal
    ----------------------
    Sound Center
    Jimi guitar overdub on Noel Redding song.
    24 No gig, New York City
    Record Plant
    Jimi - guitar & Steve Angel – drums
    24 USA
    BOG LP is released
    25 No gig, New York City
    26 No gig, New York City
    27 No gig, New York City
    28 No gig, New York City
    29 No gig, New York City
    30 No gig, New York City
    31 No gig, New York City
    April
    01 No gig, New York City
    02 No gig, New York City
    03 No gig, New York City
    04 No gig, New York City
    05 No gig, New York City
    06 No gig, New York City
    07 No gig, New York City
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    10 No gig, New York City
    11 No gig, New York City
    12 No gig, New York City
    13 No gig, New York City
    14 No gig, New York City
    15 No gig, Los Angeles
    Around this date Jimi arrived, and presumably Mitch & Billy
    16 No gig, Los Angeles
    17 No gig, Los Angeles
    18 No gig, Los Angeles
    19 No gig, Los Angeles
    20 No gig, Los Angeles
    21 No gig, Los Angeles
    22 No gig, Los Angeles
    23 No gig, Los Angeles
    24 No gig, Los Angeles
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