dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
10 march 1968 & jimi hendrix experience

10 march 1968 & jimi hendrix experience

#OTD Saturday 10 March 1968 Jimi Hendrix Experience gave two concerts in the International Ballroom of the Washington Hilton (Connecticut Ave & T Sts NW). Hendrix was accompanied by Noel Redding (drums) and Mitch Mitchell (bass). Also on the bill were Soft Machine and the Mar Boyle Sense Laboratory.

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Tickets were $4 in advance and $4.50 at the door and could be purchased at Georgetown Soul Shack (1221 G St NW), Disc Shop (1825 Connecticut Ave NW) and Yonder's Wall (3320 M St NW).

The standing room only crowd for the 3pm & 8pm shows heard:

Killing Floor
Foxy Lady
The Wind Cries Mary
Fire
Red House
I Don’t Live Today
Purple Haze
Wild Thing

Please comment below. Did you go to this concert? What do you remember most about it? Did you work at the Hilton? Did you attend his 9-13 August 1967 concerts, including a free youth concert on the 10th at the Ambassador Theatre (18th & Columbia NW),  sponsored by the Adams Morgan Community Council & DC Federation of Musicians? Or his 16 August 1968 concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion? You may comment privately here.

Poster source: Courtesy Ghosts of DC
Ticket source: eBay
Ghosts of DC has great info on the concert. So does WETA blog. To hear from concert attendees, click here and scroll down to comments.

 

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