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Rare Footage of Jimi Hendrix’s Full Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969 — Video

Jimi Hendrix on stage at the Royal Albert Hall

Jimi Hendrix played London’s Royal Albert Hall on three occasions at between 1967 and 1969-Firstly sharing the bill with likes of (The) Pink Floyd, The Amen Corner, The Nice and The Move.

Programme for Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move, The Pink Floyd, The Amen Corner and The Nice, 14 November 1967

1967 programme from Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Move, The Pink Floyd, The Amen Corner and The Nice at the Royal Albert Hall

When he returned to the venue in February 1969, it was to headline two sold-out nights supported by The Soft Machine.

At the time, tensions had been growing between the band and their management for several months, but these appeared to be put aside for these two concerts. The Royal Albert Hall shows would be remembered as some of The Experience’s best and most successful late performances, and would be their final in the UK.

The event was filmed but due to legal wrangles, it was never been officially released. However, Vimeo user Kurt Max has uploaded Hendrix’s set (from the Feb 24th show) to his channel, which you can see in the video clips below.

SETLIST
Lover Man
Hear My Train a Comin’
I Don’t Live Today
Foxy Lady
Bleeding Heart
Fire
Little Wing
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Room Full of Mirrors 

ENCORE
Purple Haze
Wild Thing

 

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75 Comments on Rare Footage of Jimi Hendrix’s Full Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969 — Video

  1. Arturo Esquivias Yee // - at 10:24 pm // Reply

    This a musical treasure, I am speachless

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    • Who’s the little kid that came out on stage and spoke to Hendrix???

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      • Kurt Max // - at 10:04 am //

        That’s Charlie Webber. Among other things, as a child he and his family would hang out at Keith Richards French flat when they recorded Exile on Main Street.

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    • Who is that little kid that came on stage and spoke to Hendrix?? Also KUDO’s to K. Max

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      • That is Charlie Webber. Very interesting and nice guy. His parents were well connected with the hip rock scene etc.

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  2. jeff j // - at 1:58 am // Reply

    tryin to come up with words for it . but there are too many.

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  3. zac samuel // - at 2:00 am // Reply

    wow thank you so much

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  4. jeff j // - at 2:14 am // Reply

    no mixing required.

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  5. Thomas T // - at 4:14 am // Reply

    Sonically great,but that annoying film makers habit of way too little live footage showing him actually playing the guitar!

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    • Alexander Kyle // - at 9:58 pm // Reply

      Usually when that happens its because they are missing parts of the actually live video so he probably just mixed in as a filler. Its great nonetheless.

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    • The ‘annoying film maker’ has put together all available footage with stills where footage has been lost, and a bloody god job he has done… FOR FREE!

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    • As the other person already said. The added stuff was used to fill in missing gaps or replace bad shots of the audience. NO scenes of the band performing were covered over!

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  6. this is seriously devastating. but WHERE is the FULL PERFORMANCE?

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  7. Jason // - at 4:46 am // Reply

    Awesome but why not stick to the live footage instead of all the still shots??

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    • I added the slo-motion and still shots to fill in missing gaps and preserve continuity of the performance. NO scenes of the band performing were covered over! All band footage was used, kept and included. PS The video clip has all the background notes and tech info if you go to the clip. K. Max

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  8. Kevin Curry // - at 5:23 am // Reply

    Reblogged this on ZipRage.

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  9. David Sykes // - at 1:06 pm // Reply

    All the sound checks & rehearsals were filmed etc lot of film thrown wasted,every time I watch the film I get so f***ing annoyed with the editing, it was put in the hands of art students who must have been stoned and blind folded .

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  10. BVC // - at 1:45 pm // Reply

    Have this from 10 yrs ago on bootleg DVD.

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    • I think that if you watch the first few minutes you will immediately discover that you’ve never see it like this before (even if you had an old crappy DVD of it before). K. Max

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  11. Gutted there was no Red House included in the video. :-/

    Otherwise, a great performance.

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    • Haddock69 // - at 5:54 pm // Reply

      What’s the name of that song at 27:30 ? 😉

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    • Paul Nelson // - at 8:36 pm // Reply

      actually there is a GREAT Red House performance – I have seen the whole thing in a theater setting a number of times. Have not seen this clip yet. I have worked with the film’s owner/producer and it’s a real treasure for sure.

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  12. Bill Czerwiec // - at 3:38 pm // Reply

    Trippin’!!!! No one ever or will ever compare!!!

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  13. Bill Czerwiec // - at 3:40 pm // Reply

    No one ever or will ever compare. Trippin’ awesome!!

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  14. tony arfi // - at 5:32 pm // Reply

    ONCE AGAIN PROVES JIMI WAS THE GUITAR GOD AND PERFORMER OF ALL TIMES FOR ALL TIMES!!!!!! “FLY ON”

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  15. Does anyone know who that little kid is that came on stage and spoke to Hendrix???

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  16. Bryan // - at 6:45 pm // Reply

    This footage isnt really “rare”. We transfered the original film reels like 10 years ago and circulated them amongst collectors, then some douche bootlegged it. Now we sit on the other masters until the label convinces us to do so.

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    • Leon // - at 3:38 pm // Reply

      Dammit …. It’s been almost 47 years…. RELEASE THE DAMN ORIGINALS!!!! Fuck the record company!!! Do you honestly believe you are working in Hendrix’s spirit. He believed in the MUSIC…. not the financial gain of some giant company!!!!

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    • If it’s never been officially released than it’s rare. Also, this ‘version’ is way way way different than any of the crappy bootleg DVDs and VHS that have been out there since the early 1980s (when I first got it on VHS). 😉
      K. max

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  17. MacTommy // - at 8:02 pm // Reply

    What the hell is up with all these still shots.If I wanna see photos of Jimi I’ll search for them. This is (suppposed to be) A VIDEO

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    • Kurt has stitched together, mixed and enhanced ALL AVAILABLE footage with montages of stills where footage is not available, and presented this to the world FOR FREE!!

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    • Like others have been saying…READ THE INFO. I added the slo-motion and still shots to fill in missing gaps and preserve continuity of the performance. NO scenes of the band performing were covered over! All band footage was used, kept and included. The video clip has all the background notes and tech info if you go to the clip.
      PS I wish there was no need to have added the slo motion and still photos, believe me.
      K. Max

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  18. Claus Weiergang // - at 9:35 pm // Reply

    Folks …read the Info. This guy Kurt saved and enhanced what was able to be saved from the old film. The stills and other stuff is to fill in the blanks ok ? ….
    Have heart people …

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    • Alexander Kyle // - at 10:05 pm // Reply

      Todays society is so greedy cuz we have so much accessibility, but that`ll change when its taken away. Im thankful for what we have, Its great stuff

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    • Thank you Claus.
      K. Max

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  19. Claus Weiergang // - at 9:36 pm // Reply

    Todo what ?

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  20. Beautiful human being.

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  21. Hello
    Fantastic blog
    Good luck
    Thank you

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  22. Dr Leslie Gofton // - at 12:28 pm // Reply

    My band supported them in Feb 67. He was a genius and a gentleman. A great bluesman who knew from where he came, and where he was going. He needed to cover Dylan’s catalogue, since there is so much of Dylan’s spirit in everything he played.

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  23. Roger Davie Webster // - at 6:35 pm // Reply

    What a load of moaning minnies! Must make you cross. It’s great – thanks

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  24. norm mohamid // - at 9:22 pm // Reply

    We can hear why Miles Davis wanted to do a session w Hendrix and Ginger Baker. A ‘what if only’ moment. That said, thanks mucho for doing this -great to hear an early version of “Hear My Train A’Comin” before it was formally titled as such!

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  25. Interesting little shot of Uschi Obermaier walking to the Mercedes 600 with Jimi on “Hear my train a-coming”…

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  26. This is awesome. I’ve never seen so many stills so well interspersed. I had the opportunity to attend one of his concerts. You took me back there as I watched. After a lifetime of playing with and listening to so many brilliant guitar players, he remains as genuine and real to me as he was when I saw him, maybe more so.
    I would like to see your critic’s videos and compare them. I suppose they would have to make them first….

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    • Kurt Max // - at 7:38 am // Reply

      Thank you so much Mick. Of course, I would have preferred all footage of the band actually playing but the raw footage was riddled with missing sections not showing the band playing. I worked very hard to pick and add stills and slow motion scenes that hopefully continued the cool vibe of the performances. Cheers chum!!! ”

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  27. I can’t believe how many complaints there are in these comments. FFs, just enjoy the music. ~ Thanx so much Kurt Max 😉

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  28. thanks for putting this up much better than the terrible dvd i bought several years ago, who was the idiot editor who put in the ocean waves and other garbage

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  29. Congratulations on a job well-done, K. Max! Your meticulous efforts here have resulted in a significant upgrade for this concert. As someone who spends hours on Lightroom (Photoshop), I can appreciate the technical task that you took on. I’m also a Hendrix historian. It is good to see such a high (ahem) quality performance shown on decent film. The more such upgrades of Hendrix stock the better, so young people can see what the fuss was all about. And…..eat yer heart out Janine, ha ha ha!! I am done. The end.

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  30. Andy Nagy // - at 2:28 am // Reply

    This is amazing! absolutely beautifully done, thank you Kurt! And of course for me it was extremely exciting seeing Chris Wood up there playing with Jimi. And let’s not forget the after concert scenes! Hound Dog was fantastic.

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  31. jeff // - at 2:59 am // Reply

    It amazes me how good the sound quality is. This is an outstanding and important work of art.

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  32. This is really great, thank you! Frustrating as it is I too was bummed when the montages started but I understand and you did a fantastic job with those too. Now knowing that they were necessary I will enjoy them without thinking “why, why!?” One thing I am wondering…”The Jimi Hendrix Concerts” album had a version of “Stone Free” from this date. I assume there was no available footage. Serious bummer! That is one of my favorite pieces of music period. Anyway, thanks again, this is amazing and much appreciated!

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  33. Totally Fantastic, wonderful, Far Out and Groovy, Big Praise to Kurt Max

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  34. Scott Nance // - at 4:06 pm // Reply

    Kurt, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this, or how much I appreciate the work you put into it. I was especially impressed (and surprised) by the quality of the sound. Now if I can just figure out a way to convert it all to mp3s …

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  35. Earl Hielm // - at 12:36 am // Reply

    WOW!

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  36. Very clever using the stills to cover the missing footage. Thanks so much for posting this. What a rare treat.

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  37. it’s worth wading thru the psychedelic claptrap that infested concert films of this era for the occasional glimpse of what He is doing with His Hands. then it’s back to his face or something else of lesser importance / cheesy graphics. bah.

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  38. Tristan // - at 6:27 am // Reply

    ok I have done my research and I retract the previous statement, it stemmed from my ignorance. kurt, you did very well with what you had, we owe you a debt of gratitude. I’ll shut up now.

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  39. Mike // - at 12:18 am // Reply

    Thanks dude for posting this!!!…Really Really great of you!!!!….Loved hearing this!!! …so much more than watching it…..( the editing, so amateurish, too many unrelated and crappy images in the worst places and with all the cameras you’d think they get better coverage of everyone…almost as if they were 14 year olds who didn’t know what they were doing)..

    But alas, Nice piece of Vintage history…

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  40. Sadly, the video has been removed. If anybody found an alternative link to share that would be great. Thanx.

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    • I can smell Janine all over this video removal. Janine, you are a disgrace to your family and there is a special place in Hell for narcissists like you.

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  41. berniecc // - at 7:45 pm // Reply

    Sadly, the video has been removed. If anybody finds a new video link to share that would be great. Thank you in advance.

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  42. junior B // - at 10:57 pm // Reply

    Please Kurt, can you put it back!!

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  43. Yes, please re-post…

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  44. Incredible. Imagine watching this on a cinema screen. Thanks Kurt, You’ve got the Hendrix spirit in you

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  45. Why has this footage disappeared? ?? It says ” this video does not exist” (???) Any ideas anyone ?

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  46. Kurt, I just wanna say thank you man… This is a masterpiece!

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    • Thank you Ciaran. I’m finishing a new version and using less still photos in the gaps. People were complaining about them…but nobody complained when I used a bunch of slo motion film to fill the gaps. Hmmmm

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  47. Gideon k. // - at 1:10 am // Reply

    Thank you Kurt Max ! Quite a jewel. A masterpiece of what used to be nothing but an old chopped-up audio product on cassettes, vinyl, and bad bootleg CD’s. A great free gift from you to us, the true fans of the greatest guitar player ever. I am truly enjoying your work, Kurt !

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  48. Bri // - at 11:51 pm // Reply

    Thank you for this wonderful free footage. True fans appreicate it.

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  49. I grew up listening to Jim play and watched him on tv.There has never been anyone to come along and fill his shoes or match his magical talent. The truth be said There never will be. If you saw him you know what I mean. God Bleas You Jim YOUR FRIEND Tony V.

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