A wise man once said “All things must pass”. From June 27 thru the 29th in 1969…
Written by megarock on June 29, 2018
A wise man once said “All things must pass”.
From June 27 thru the 29th in 1969, the Denver Pop Festival was held in Denver’s Mile High Stadium. On Sunday the 29th, the headlining act was The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
From the stage, Jimi Hendrix made the infamous announcement: “This is the last gig we’ll be playing together”. It was.
The concert promoter, Barry Fey tells the story that he and Jimi had become good friends, but they hadn’t seen each other for a while prior to this show. When Barry saw Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell when they arrive for the concert, they told him they were ending the band because Jimi had become to hard to work with due to his increased drug usage. Fey says that when he finally saw Jimi, Jimi didn’t even recognize him.
The end of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 49 years ago today in Denver.
Of course we will ask if any of you were there.