He made it for seven dates!! On July 17, 1967, after only seven dates as openi…
Written by megarock on July 17, 2018
He made it for seven dates!!
On July 17, 1967, after only seven dates as opening act for The Monkees, Jimi Hendrix flipped off the audience at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, which wouldn’t stop screaming for Davy Jones . Jimi was done on the tour.
An Australian journalist named Lillian Roxon, who was on tour in an official capacity, came up with a story claiming that the Daughters of the American Revolution had Hendrix kicked off the tour for “corrupting the morals of America’s youth.”
To help protect the country’s youth, Jimi was replaced on the tour by the much more family music friendly Vanilla Fudge.
The picture below was taken at Forest Hills. It shows Jimi holding his ears. Jimi was known to do that as part of his act but, was this time because of the crowd? You can see The Monkees drum kit on the stage.
Ok, anybody there? If not, how many wish they would have been 51 years ago today.