McCartney och Harrison ser på en Jimi Hendrix-konsert i London

Paul McCartney och Ringo Starr hade först sett The Jimi Hendrix Experience framträda den den 11 januari 1967 på Bag O’Nails club i London. Den här söndagen såg Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, George Harrison, Pattie och Cynthia Lennon gruppen som var konsertens huvudnummer på Saville Theatre i London. På plats i publiken fanns också Peter Asher, Eric Clapton och Mick Jagger.
Jimi Hendrix spelar på ’Saville Theatre’ i London.

Förutom huvudnumret med Jimi Hendrix, uppträdde också the Stormsville Shakers, Procol Harum, The Chiffons och Denny Laine & His Electric String Band.

 

En biljett till kvällens sena föreställning, kl. 20.30.

 

Hendrix inledde sin konsert med att framföra titellåten från The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. som hade släppts bara 3 dagar tidigare!

 

Paul McCartney:
It
would be one of his first gigs in London. Jimi was a sweetie, a very nice guy. I remember him opening at the Saville on a Sunday night, 4 June 1967. Brian Epstein used to rent it when it was usually dark on the Sunday. Jimi opened, the curtains flew back and he came walking forward, playing ‘Sgt. Pepper’, and it had only been released on the Thursday so that was like the ultimate compliment. It’s still obviously a shining memory for me, because I admired him so much anyway, he was so accomplished. To think that that album had meant so much to him as to actually do it by the Sunday night, three days after the release. He must have been so into it, because normally it might take a day for rehearsal and then you might wonder whether you’d put it in, but he just opened with it. It’s a pretty major compliment in anyone’s book. I put that down as one of the great honours of my career. I mean, I’m sure he wouldn’t have thought of it as an honour, I’m sure he thought it was the other way round, but to me that was like a great boost.

Hendrix spelade dessa åtta låtar under denna konsert: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Foxy Lady, Like A Rolling Stone, Manic Depression, Hey Joe, Purple Haze, The Wind Cries Mary, och Are You Experienced.

Nedanstående video innehåller en mix av ett par framträdanden med Sgt. Pepper-låten av The Jimi Hendrix Experience som det skulle kunna ha sett ut och hörts vid denna kvälls konsert.