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40 Yrs Ago Today,February 24, 1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its last BRITISH performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

February 24, 1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays its last BRITISH performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

In 1966 he was discovered by Chas Chandler, the former Animals bassist, while performing at New York’s Cafe Wha? with his group, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. Chandler became Hendrix’s manager and brought him to England, where he absorbed the nascent psychedelic movement, changed the spelling of his first name “Jimi” and formed a trio with bassist NOEL REDDING and drummer MITCH MITCHELL. The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded three landmark albums - Are You Experienced? , Axis: Bold As Love and Electric Ladyland - in a year and a half.

June 29, 1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience plays the final date on its last American tour at the Denver Pop Festival. At the height of its popularity, the group breaks up.

August 18, 1969: Hendrix debuts a new band, Gypsy Sun



Added: Feb-24-2009 Occurred On: Feb-24-1969
By: smyle
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Tags: Jimi Hendrix, Royal Albert Hall, Rock n Roll, music, Jimi Hendrix Experience
Location: London, Greater London, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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