|Orchestra or Band||The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding - bass guitar, Mitch Mitchell - drums)|
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Fat Mattress (Noel Redding - vocal, guitar, Mike Hugg - piano) [support]
|Set List||Van Der Graaf Generator:|
The Jimi Hendrix Experience:
'Hear My Train a Comin'',
'I Don't Live Today',
'Sunshine of Your Love', Cream,
'Bleeding Heart', Elmore James,
'Voodoo Child', Slight Return,
'Room Full of Mirrors' (Jimi Hendrix song),
'Wild Thing', The Wild Ones,
'The Star-Spangled Banner', John Stafford Smith
|Performance Notes||This event and the previous concert on 18 February were both officially filmed by an American company, McCann Filming. The footage was released as a full-length film in the Summer of 1969. If fans retained their tickets from these concerts they were entitled to free seats at the premiere.|
The 'encore' event took place because of the sell-out-success of the concert that had been booked on 18 February 1969.
The event over-ran and finished at 22:45 for which the promoter was charged £120.
"At the end [of the show] he [Jimi] said that he was sorry but he had to go and thanked everyone for coming once again and left the stage. The crowd then went absolutely be[r]serk and shouted for more for about 4-5 minutes. Some people started to leave as it didn't look as though they were coming back, but they did and then they went absolutely... well, there is no word for it! People were dancing in the aisles, Jimi went mad with the atmosphere and they did 'Purple Haze' and 'Wild Thing.' He played with his teeth and then on the floor....
"Then he started charging his amplifier with his [1967 sunburst Fender Stratocaster] guitar like a Spanish bull fighter poor old Jerry [sic; it was Eric Barrett and John Downing instead], our roadie, was hanging on to the amps for dear life (he was the bull methinks). Finally when it was smashed he threw it out to the audience and settled a feud between two boys fighting over his plect[r]um in the audience. Mitch threw his drumsticks to the audience too and just about managed to get off the stage before it was besieged [sic] by fans, police, bouncers, floor managers and practically the entire audience! A great night was had by all!!!"
(Jane Simmons from "The Official Jimi Hendrix Fan Club Of Great Britain" Newsletter, April/May 1969).
Just before the first song, 'Purple Haze', of the three song encore, was played a young boy, perhaps three or four years old wearing red trousers and a pink embroidered waistcoat emerged from the wings, ran over to Hendrix, who bent down and whispered to him. The boy, Charlie Weber, then ran off stage. Charlie was the son of Tommy and Sue Weber, who were one of the most fashionable '60s London couples. Tommy Weber shot films with Hendrix and other stars of the day and were backstage during this gig and nobody stopped Charlie wandering on stage to speak to Hendrix.
|Related Archival Material||Programme (RAHE/1/1969/20),|