Jimi Hendrix Estate Release 1968 Fort Worth Concert
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The Jimi Hendrix estate had released the official audio of a 1968 concert in Fort Worth, TX. It captures the live recording of The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the city’s Will Rogers Auditorium on February 17 as they performed 9 songs.
Their opening song is a cover of the title track to The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, and they closed the show with a version of The Troggs’ 1966 hit, “Wild Thing.”
The concert was held a month after the band released their second studio album, “Axis: Bold As Love”, which was a Top 5 set in both the UK and the US, selling more than a million copies.
Although, the show was a part of the tour in support of the album, Hendrix, bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell didn’t perform any of the newly-available songs in their set that evening. Instead, they’ve played their current single at the time, “Foxy Lady’, from their 1967 debut, “Are You Experienced.”
The estate explained:
“Please note that this is not a professionally recorded concert and the sound quality is sub-par.
“Although rough sounded, this performance is provided for your enjoyment and to help present further context into Jimi Hendrix’s incredible performance legacy.”
The Fort Worth concert is the latest in a series of performances by the guitar icon shared by the estate. It follows the audio of 1968 concerts in both Dallas, TX and Chicago, IL.
Some of the comments read:
“Listen to a few of his complete album releases and you will begin to appreciate the genius of a musician that changed guitar playing forever. Jimi is the reason rock and roll advanced to the level it is today.”
“This happened exactly 54 years ago, cool, now keep ’em coming estate”
See the timestamp of performances below and stream the show.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Fort Worth ’68
Will Rogers Auditorium, Fort Worth, Texas
February 17, 1968
00:06 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
02:07 Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
06:24 The Wind Cries Mary
14:42 Catfish Blues
27:14 Foxey Lady
33:35 Hey Joe
39:59 Purple Haze
47:46 Wild Thing