Jimi Hendrix Hollywood Bowl August 18, 1967 LP Set For Release

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A new live album featuring Jimi Hendrix is on the way, and it’s called Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hollywood Bowl August 18, 1967. This album, which will be released on November 10, includes 10 previously unreleased recordings that capture the band at a pivotal moment in their career.

You can already place your order for this album, which will be available in various formats such as vinyl, CD, and digital. Additionally, you can get a taste of what’s in store by checking out a live cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor” from the album.

These recordings were made just five days before the Jimi Hendrix Experience released their debut album, Are You Experienced, in the United States. The band consisted of Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell, and bassist Noel Redding. They were the opening act for the Mamas & the Papas, and this show was a significant step in their journey to fame.

Jimi Hendrix Proving Himself to the American Audience

However, despite their impressive performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, the Jimi Hendrix Experience didn’t immediately find success in the United States. Their first two singles from “Are You Experienced” didn’t do well on the charts, and it took more than a year for the album to reach its peak position at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. They also faced a tough time when they opened for the Monkees in July 1967.

After their challenging experience with the Monkees, John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas invited Hendrix to open for them at the Hollywood Bowl, and this turned out to be the last show for the headliners. During this performance, the Experience played their own songs like “Purple Haze,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” and “Foxey Lady,” in addition to covers like the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.”

Michelle Phillips, the only surviving member of the Mamas & the Papas, remembers Hendrix fondly. She describes him as a gentleman with a great sense of humor. At this point, Hendrix was well on his way to stardom. Just thirteen months after their opening slot for the Mamas & the Papas, the Experience returned to the Hollywood Bowl, this time as headliners. As Michelle Phillips recalls, Hendrix became a sensation in a very short time, capturing the hearts of many.

‘Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hollywood Bowl August 18, 1967’ Track Listing
Side One
1. Introduction
2. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
3. “Killing Floor”
4. “The Wind Cries Mary”
5. “Foxey Lady”
6. “Catfish Blues”
Side Two
1. “Fire”
2. “Like a Rolling Stone”
3. “Purple Haze”
4. “Wild Thing”

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