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March 4, 2018

Jimi Hendrix live, performing "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

From Open Culture: "The Beatles released 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' in June, 1967. The album came out on a Friday, and by Sunday night, Jimi Hendrix learned the songs and opened his own show with a cover of the title track."

A comment on the YouTube video: "June 4, 1967 — Hendrix opened the show with his own rendition of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' which he had learned in the few days leading up to the show. Harrison and McCartney were extremely impressed by this, especially because it was played on the Sunday after the release of Sgt. Pepper the previous Friday."

March 4, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


I think Hendrix is the most overrated guitar pIayer ever

Posted by: Jesse | Mar 5, 2018 3:16:19 PM

Hendrix did everything better than everyone else, and it all seemed as if he was channeling it. Just as surprised as everyone else. The only other artists I think fall into that category are Miles Davis, John Coletrane and Stevie Ray Vaughan. And all went too soon.

Posted by: PupTentacle | Mar 5, 2018 1:01:03 PM

Oh man I blew it: while I was in college and med school and residency at UCLA in the late 60s/70s/early 80s, the following appeared a couple miles down Sunset Blvd at the Whisky a Go Go & The Troubadour:

Led Zeppelin
The Doors
The Byrds
Joni Mitchell
Jimi Hendrix
The Animals
The Beach Boys
Jan & Dean
Janis Joplin
Buffalo Springfield
Arthur Lee and Love
Johnny Rivers
The Miracles
Van Halen
No Doubt
Guns N' Roses
Linkin Park
Mötley Crüe
System of a Down
Iggy and the Stooges
Smokestack Lightnin'
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
The Monkees
The Turtles
Elton John
Linda Ronstadt
James Taylor
The Eagles
Bonnie Raitt
J.D. Souther
Carole King
Hoyt Axton
Jackson Browne
Van Morrison
Neil Diamond
Randy Newman
Fleetwood Mac
Rod Stewart
Don McLean
Carly Simon
Rickie Lee Jones
Bruce Springsteen
Billy Joel
Arlo Guthrie
Roberta Flack
Leonard Cohen
The Knack
Tom Waits
Waylon Jennings
The Everly Brothers
Sheryl Crow
The Pointer Sisters
Warren Zevon
Leo Kottke

You could go any night, walk up to the window and buy a ticket for $20; as a rule big-time bands & musicians were in the audience with you watching in these intimate venues.

FunFact: In 1974, John Lennon and Harry Nilsson were ejected from The Troubadour for drunkenly heckling the Smothers Brothers.

I think I maybe went once and I don't remember who was playing.

Of course, if I remembered I wasn't there.


Posted by: bookofjoe | Mar 5, 2018 7:53:40 AM

Most days I don't wish to be any older, but I do wish I'd had a chance to see Jimi Hendrix play his guitar live and in person.

Posted by: JohnM | Mar 4, 2018 11:32:36 PM

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