14 November 1967 London Royal Albert Hall

14 November 1967 The Tour starts at the London Royal Albert Hall


During the afternoon the Jimi Hendrix Experience rehearse


The show that night includes the following songs:

Foxy Lady, Fire, The Wind Cries Mary, Hey Joe, The Burning of the Midnight Lamp, Spanish Castle Magic and Purple Haze


Here is a review of the show by Nick Logan which appeared in the 18 november issue of Musical Express:

'Hail Jimi Hendrix, the personality, the contortionist, the wise-cracker, the exhibitionist. Hail Noel Redding, and Mitch Mitchell, his traumatic Experience. How they were needed to close the package which opened up at London's Albert Hall... The bill seemed as if it would never get off the ground. Thank goodness for Hendrix the untamed and the unchained swinging down from the trees through Knightbridge and Kensington to set the masses on fire in an ectoplasma of sound.... Most of all it was Hendrix the showman, the king-size personality. And that was just what the rest of the group tour of first-timers lacked - personality.... A worthwile tour for Hendrix fans but lets hope the rest improve a little as it progresses.'


Chris Welch in the 25 november issue of Melody Maker:

'The Hendrix-Move tour thundered off on its trip round Britain with a deafening start...The Floyd gave one of their colourful and deafening displayes of musical pyrotechnics, and indeed all the groups were painfully loud...The Eire Apparent practically damaged my hearing system for life; the Nice, my favourite group, blew their cool; the Amen Corner raved like a show band, and the Move thundered along in a shower of 'Flowers in the rain'. Jimi was great, and deserved the ovation, but really Mitch and Noel shouldnt make announcements. Sorry lads, but Jimi sounds better with the chat'

from Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey book:

'At each gig, the headlining Hendrix was allotted exactly 40 minutes. The Move, who preceded him onstage, had just half an hour. And the Floyd was expected to sum up what they were all about in precisely 17 minutes!...As the tour wore on, Barrett appeared increasingly morose and depressed. Jimi Hendrix, unaware as almost everyone else of the underlying seriousness of Syd's condition, took to addressing him ironically as 'Laughing Syd Barrett'.

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