19 MARCH • TUESDAY

Edited by Luigi Garuti

Accommodation: Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 8S7, CND

Jimi’s diary: “Arrived in Ottawa - Beautiful hotel... Strange people... Beautiful dinner. Talked with Joni Mitchell on the phone... I think I'll record her tonight with my excellent tape recorder (knock on wood) Hmm... can't find any wood... everything's plastic. Beautiful view. Marvelous sound on first show. Good on 2nd. Good recording. Went down to the little club to see Joni - fantastic girl with heaven words. We all go to party - O.K. Millions of girls - listen to tapes and smoked back at hotel.”

05 Hendrix in Ottawa 68-7

Capitol Theatre, 230 Queen Street, Ottawa, ON, CND
Jimi Hendrix Experience “Super Concert” (two shows — 18.00 and 20.30)
Support: Soft Machine with The Mark Boyle Sensual Laboratory light show.
Promoter: The Treble Clef
MC: Nelson Davis of CKOY radio, which is now W1310 radio in Ottawa
Tickets: 4.50, 4.00, 3.50, 3.00, 2.50
Capacity: about 2.300 people (first show: 800 people; second show: almost sold out)
Fee: $5,000 each show

First show, partial set list:

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Lennon/McCartney)*
Fire *
Purple Haze*
Little Wing**
Foxy Lady
Red House
I Don’t Live Today
The Wind Cries Mary (according Ottawa Journal, 20-03-1968)

* released as bonus in official CD “Paris – Ottawa 1968” – Dagger Records 02517 79178
** possibly incomplete on tape

Second show, set list:

Killing Floor (Chester ‘Howlin’ Wolf’ Burnett)
Tax Free (Bo Hansson & Janne Carlsson)
Fire
Red House
Hey Joe (Billy Roberts)
Spanish Castle Magic
Purple Haze
Wild Thing (John ‘Chip Taylor’ Voight)

The second show recorded by Jimi, with Wild Thing cut, has been released on the official CD “Live in Ottawa” – Dagger Records 088 112 737-2.

Neville Chester: “1st not bad, 2nd very good. Gerry [Stickells] and I had a fight with some guys in audience because they stole [a] guitar, got it back." [UV]

Café Le Hibou Coffee House, 521 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON, CND.
Concert by Joni Mitchell
Songs: unknown
Jimi attends the Joni Mitchell concert and tapes her [late] show on his Sony reel-to-reel deck.

Motel de Ville, 333 Montreal Road, Vanier, ON, CND (one of the city's first discos)
After Joni Mitchell late show, there had been a party, where he recorded Bill Hawkins performing a new song (‘Scorpio’) on the guitar.

Fairmont Château Laurier After party, Jimi and Joni are back to hotel.