1 December 1967 Central Hall, Chatham

1 December 1967

Central Hall, Chatham

On December 1st 1967 the Tour plays 2 shows at the Central Hall in Chatham.

The ‘Hendrix/Move/Floyd’ tour had landed on High Street in Chatham. The first show of the evening, scheduled for 18.15 hours, started late. While some of the groups were at the “Town Hall” (since that was the venue listed in the tour itinerary by the PR company) looking for the audience, a few hundred yards away the audience at the capacity-packed “Central Hall” wondered where the groups were! After a few changes in the programme order, the Nice kicked off the evening, playing just two songs. Next onstage: the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Songs played during one of the 2 shows:

Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Hey Joe
Purple Haze
Wild Thing

The Chatham Standard (5th December): “We had to wait for Hendrix himself for another performance as exciting as this one...He opened his act with the Beatles’ number ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ and the three-piece group made as much of an impression as a studio full of musicians. Once upon a time this sort of noise could not be reproduced outside a studio. He did several of his own numbers, including unfaultable versions of ‘Hey Joe’ and ‘Purple Haze’ and ‘The Troggs’ ‘Wild Thing.’ ‘The Pink Floyd’ was, for me, the biggest disappointment.”

 Backstage shot of the JHE plus 13-year old Barbara Humphries

If you or anyone you know attended one of the shows at the Chatham Central Hall on December 1st 1967, please drop us a note at novdec1967@yahoo.com
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