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    1970-05-08 University of Oklahoma Field House, Norman, Oklahoma USA

    Friday, May 8th 1970

    1. Fire
    2. Spanish Castle Magic
    3. Machine Gun
    4. Lover Man
    5. Foxy Lady
    6. Hear My Train A Comin'
    7. Message To Love
    8. Red House
    9. Star Spangled Banner
    10. Purple Haze
    11. Voodoo Child (slight return)



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    Re: 1970-05-08 University of Oklahoma Field House, Norman, Oklahoma USA

    There were 2 shows on this night. The setlist is from the late show.

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    Re: 1970-05-08 University of Oklahoma Field House, Norman, Oklahoma USA

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    Re: 1970-05-08 University of Oklahoma Field House, Norman, Oklahoma USA

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    Re: world of tanks mody

    reviews of the two shows:

    http://www.electrichendrix.gobot.com/index_4.html
    Jimi Plays Norman, Oklahoma 1970

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    Re: world of tanks mody

    Friday 08 May 1970
    Norman, University Of Oklahoma Field House, USA. JHE [II]
    Two shows at 19:00 and 22:00
    During the first show Jimi wore a black armband with large white letters, 'K' and 'S' on it, the next day in Fort Worth Jimi again wore this armband (inside out), obviously a mourning band for the thirteen students shot at Kent State university by National Guard, only four days previous. This was his first gig since the shooting. Four died and one was permanently paralysed. Six days later two students were shot dead and very many wounded in a hail of police gun fire at the predominantly Afro-American Jackson State University under similar circumstances.
    It appears from Jimi’s introduction to ‘Message To Love’ that Devon Wilson & Collette Mimram attended (Devon was Jimi’s “woman” and Collette designed clothes for him and one of his “amours”, she was his companion on his visit to Morocco)
    Tape: 2nd show, audience, 70:00 minutes, good
    Support: Bloodrock
    Promoter: Concerts West.
    Poster: Generic day-glo pink Jimi head photo
    Audience: 1st show - 3,500; 2nd show – 5,500+

    Songs 1st show:

    Foxy Lady
    Purple Haze
    and others unknown

    Songs 2nd show:

    Fire (68)
    Spanish Castle Magic (44)
    Machine Gun (17)
    Lover Man (29)
    Foxy Lady (80)
    Getting My Heart Back Together Again (41)
    Message To Love (29)
    Red House (64)
    The Star Spangled Banner (33) (John Stafford Smith [music])
    Purple Haze (89)
    Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (69)

    The Oklahoma Daily (13 May) ‘Hendrix Gives OU Rare Performance’ – review by unknown: “Jimi Hendrix and his Experience floated into Oklahoma last Friday for two concerts in the OU fieldhouse. It was the first time they had come to Oklahoma and they quickly made their presence known.
    Hendrix had reformed the Experience after his short stint with the Band of Gypsies at the end of last year. The only difference was that Jimi’s close friend Billy Cox was on bass instead of Noel Redding. Noel is resting himself in a home in England. The experience drummer Mitch Mitchell was still back on the drums.
    Jimi arrived in all his glory thirty minutes late for the first show. He dressed, tuned, and then walked on stage to be greeted by a crowd of around 3,500. Being the first night of the tour [sic] Jimi and the Experience was just a little stiff. This is understandable but they handled the show very well. It was an enjoyable set with Jimi throwing in his best known numbers, ‘Foxy Lady’ and ‘Purple Haze,’ to please most of the audience. Jimi was very relaxed during his first show, not straining himself in any way but still giving the audience the seductive moves at which Jimi is the best.
    Between shows Jimi and the Experience relaxed at a local apartment. He prepared himself for his second
    appearance - a show which proved to be the best in this part of the country in many a month. He arrived back at the field house to be greeted by a crowd of well over its 5,500 capacity. He walked on stage with the air of a little boy ready to do something naughty - which he preceded to do. Singing his first song ‘Fire,’ which sparked the audience right off the bat, Jimi and the Experience sounded much tighter than they had during the first show.
    What was impressive about the second show were their jams. Jimi and the Experience are one of a very few groups that have mastered this art. It is really a joy to hear Jimi take a single note on his guitar and glide all around it and then move to a different note and then relate the entire sound. With Mitch and Billy giving a solid foundation and occasionally taking a little initiative themselves the sound they lay down is one of the best in rock music. Jimi certainly deserves to be included in the triad of rock guitarists (Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimi) who are considered to be the best in the business. But he has his own unique style that makes him stand out. The show was highlighted by Jimi’s rendition of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ which he does in the Woodstock film. He claims his interpretation ‘shows where America is today.’ The audience seemed to agree. In view of the recent trouble on campus I feel it is notable that there was not one disturbance of any kind during the two shows. It was completely policed by the student peace marshalls and not one uniformed policeman was in sight. Jimi’s last song was supposed to have been ‘Purple Haze,’ but to the surprise of his manager he did an encore. According to his manager Gerry Stickles Jimi never does encores so this was a rare exception. Jimi gave everything he had to the audience and he seemed very glad to do it. He left totally exhausted but pleased with the way the night had gone. One thing for sure, OU got more than it bargained for Friday night.”
    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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