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.
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 clip below.
Hear My Train a Comin’
I Don’t Live Today
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Room Full of Mirrors