11 JANUARY • WEDNESDAY

London W1, New Action Productions Ltd, Caroline House, 6 Chesterfield Gardens - Jimi signed for three years to the new record label Track Records, owned by Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp.

London WC2, De Lane Lea Music Ltd, 129 Kingsway, Kingsway (14.30/17.30) - JHE studio recordings: first recording of ‘Purple Haze’;
demo of ‘The Wind Cries Mary’, all with engineer Dave Siddle and Chas Chandler as producer.

London W1, "Bag O' Nails", 9 Kingly Street - Concert (two shows of 30 minutes each).
A galaxy of stars flocked in to see the Experience perform: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bill Wyman, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle, Eric Clapton, Lulu, Donovan, Eric Burdon, Georgie Fame, Geno Washington and Denny Laine to mention just a few. Mike Ledgerwood in his review for Disc & Music Echo (21 January) concluded: ‘It was certainly a night to remember. Jimi did two spots of powerful, full-blooded blues which produced some amazing sounds and guitar gymnastics. He looks set to become one of the brightest stars of ’67.’ After the two sets, Roger Mayer met Jimi for the first time.


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