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Guitar hero Jimi Hendrix has a special association with the Royal Albert Hall, with the venue being the site of some of his most notable British gigs, including this the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s final UK concert.
Hendrix had an all-day rehearsal at the Hall before this concert and throwing out their usual setlist, Hendrix and the band instead included several of his blues songs including Hear My Train a Comin’, Red House and Bleeding Heart.
Hendrix’s music roused the crowd, inciting a near riot when he threatened to leave the stage at the end of his set. Hendrix didn’t often give encores, but he did for the eager Hall audience, bringing out Traffic’s Dave Mason and Chris Wood and percussionist Rocki Dzidzornu to perform Room Full of Mirrors.
Image is a reproduction of the programme cover from 1969.