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    1968-02-02 Winterland, San Francisco, California USA

    Friday, February 2nd, 1968
    The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California USA - 2 SHOWS
    with Soft Machine, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, and Albert King

    no recording has surfaced
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    Re: 1968-02-02 Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California USA

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    Re: 1968-02-02 Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimi_Uchihaeyez View Post
    Friday, February 2nd, 1968

    no recording has surfaced
    nice picture Dan

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    Re: 1968-02-02 Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California USA

    Friday 2 February 1968
    San Francisco, Winterland, 2000 Post Street, CA, USA. JHE
    It was almost never and no one ever called it ‘Ballroom’ or ‘Arena’ (on contracts it was ‘Auditorium’ - same as The Fillmore), but they are all just descriptions, really, not the actual title.
    The sign on the building, advertising and everything else was just ‘Winterland’.
    Two shows
    Show #1: The cowboy hat w’ the purple band & chain link band; the green satin jacket w’ white ‘lillies’; the black leather ‘cowboy’ waistcoat; the light pattern blouse; the choker necklace; R. one ring; L. 1 ring; black silk trousers; white/rose strat w’ thin black leather strap & 3 spare strats, one of them white/rose.
    Show #2: The cowboy hat w’ the purple band & chain link band; the ‘indian’ waistcoat; the ‘B&W fancy’ jacket/shirt; [choker?] necklace, ‘chandelier’ necklace/s; R. one ring; L. 2 rings; black silk trousers w’ the round chain-link belt & green/yellow neckerchief belt; white/rose strat w’ the cloth ‘0’s & X’s’ strap, the painted flying V w’ ‘floral roundels’ strap & spare strat.
    Support: Soft Machine with The Mark Boyle Sensual Laboratory light show; Albert King; John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers
    Lights: McKay’s Head Lights
    Promoter: Bill Graham
    Audience ~ 5,200 ea show, or however many Graham felt he could pack in

    Songs: 1st show

    Thaw Out (Albert ‘The Ice Man’ Collins) [aka “Drivin’ South” (bogus title by Curtis Knight]
    The Wind Cries Mary
    Foxy Lady
    Spanish Castle Magic
    Little Wing
    Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (Bob Dylan)
    Purple Haze

    Songs 2nd show:

    Hey Joe (Billy Roberts)
    Catfish Blues (McKinley ‘Muddy Waters’ Morganfield, medley)
    [song remarkably similar to Butterfield Blues Band's 'Two Trains Running' (C. June 1966)]
    and others unknown

    Neville Chesters: "[...] Not a bad show. Packed all gear away. Got taxi back to hotel. 2 Girls came back with us, twin sisters, talked for a while, then went to bed about 5:00."

    [The cover of ‘Other Scenes’ magazine (1969) has a B&W photo of Jimi sitting with two women sitting astride his thighs, all three are mostly naked and the women look very similar. But another possibility is 26-03-68, Cleveland: Cleveland Plain Dealer (27 March 1968), Jane Scott: “Jimi Hendrix was.. .hard to talk to, but for different reasons. Backstage.. .he had a date on each arm, each cuddling up for attention. One of the crew whispered that the two women were sisters. So much for the innocence of the ‘60s!...”]

    Noel: “Two packed shows.”

    Friday 2 February 1967
    INTERNATIONAL TIMES (page 12) ‘HENDRIX MOVIE... BE BORN AGAIN NAKED!’ The film is as yet unfinished. And over a blank screen you hear voiceless noises and suddenly Jimi's voice — “There’s no life anywhere”. Wham! Into the opening bars of Purple Haze, Jimi live at Blackpool. Four minutes later Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell are interviewing Jimi — using all the questions everybody always asks. Do you believe in God? Do you smoke? Do you just use gimmicks? Why do you play the guitar with your teeth? No — with my ears. Do you believe in God? Close, close up on the lips moving. Do you believe in God?
    Wild Thing
    Later Jimi plays acoustic twelve string guitar and sings, improvises an old, new. timeless blues. While he plays and sings he is away from all this — very far away. And at the end he saya — "Bet you didn't think I could do that!" Then again we are back at Blackpool for Wild Thing," bringing the house down literally with a tempest of feedback. Then once more the white screen. More voiceless noises and finally footsteps going out. Finis.
    Foxy Lady
    EXPERIENCE is a film pro*duced by John Marshal and directed by Peter Neil. For half an hour it tries to get to grips with Jimi Hendrix and contains exciting footage of both live performances, interviews and a dream sequence for “Foxy Lady” . . . “I’m going to take you home . . I won’t do you no harm . . .Foxy Lady!"
    But it is when the film stops trying that it really succeeds and Jimi sits, singing and playing as he would have played anyway if nothing had ever happened. And if no one had ever known or heard of Jimi Hendrix and the Experience. The music talks for him.
    (Page 16) ‘What’s Happening’ :
    Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco
    February 2 and 3
    Jimi Hendrix Experience; John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Albert King
    February 8 and 9
    John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Arlo Guthrie
    February 15, 16 and 17
    Paul Butterfield’s Blues Band and James Cotton’s Blues Band
    February 22, 23 and 24
    The Who, Cannonball Adderly Sextet, The Vagrants

    Friday 2 February 1968
    NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS (Page?) ‘Britain’s Top 15 LPs’:
    36-05-06. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
    07-07-11. Their Satanic Majesties Request - The Rolling Stones
    08-10-13. Axis: Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix Experience last entry
    03-13-14. The Who Sell Out - The Who
    05-15-15. Mr Fantasy – Traffic

    Friday 2 February 1968
    USA (Boston, MA)
    RECORD AMERICAN (page 47) ‘Bobby Dylan LP Top Disc’
    01—"John Wesley Harding" —Bob Dylan
    02—"Axis: Bold As Love" —Jimi Hendrix
    03—"Magical Mystery Tour" —The Beatles
    04—"Golden Hits"—Pt. 1 —Dionne Warwick
    05—"Mass in F Minor" —Electric Prunes
    06—"Gift from a Flower to a Garden" —Donovan
    07—"Disraeli Gears" —Cream
    08—"Something Else" —The Kinks
    09—"Songs" —Leonard Cohen
    10—“Sgt Peppers" —The Beatles
    11—"Alice's Restaurant" —Arlo Guthrie
    [Compiled by Kray’s Music from sales for the week]

    See Ben Valkhoff's 'Eyewitness 1968' for photos and a report by someone who was there.
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