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Fantastic Footage of Jimi Hendrix Live at Berkeley From 1970 — Video

Jimi Hendrix Live on Stage at Berkeley Community Theatre in 1970

In 1970, after the Band of Gypsys split up, Jimi’s manager, Michael Jeffery, wanted to reunite the original Experience. He announced the re-formation of the Experience, and set up an interview with Rolling Stone magazine (with interviewer John Burks) on March 19, 1970. Two weeks later, Jimi decided, stating that he did not want to work with bassist Noel Redding anymore. So with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox, the trio formed the new Jimi Hendrix Experience, also known as The Cry of Love.

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Jimi Hendrix Live at Berkeley in 1970

In the clip below, check out one of the groups finest ever performances, at the Berkeley Community Theatre on May 30, 1970.  Transfered from the original 16mm negative, the film footage includes some amazing renditions of classic songs such as; “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Machine Gun,” “Hear My Train A Comin’,” “Johnny B. Goode” and “Purple Haze.”

 

Set List

“Introduction”
“Fire”
“Johnny B. Goode”
“Hear My Train A Comin'”
“Foxy Lady”
“Machine Gun”
“Freedom”
“Red House”
“Message of Love”
“Ezy Ryder”
“The Star Spangled Banner”
“Purple Haze”
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”

 

 

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