On this day in 1969, the Jimi Hendrix Experience officially broke up after playing their final gig in Denver just days before. What band did Hendrix bring to the stage next, as a special act designed for Woodstock that year?
Answer: Gypsy Sun and Rainbows
Here’s the rest of today’s Rock N’ Roll Diary!
1969: The Jimi Hendrix Experience officially broke up after playing their final gig just days before in Denver.
1980: Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Mickey Hart were picked up for suspicion of inciting a riot at the San Diego Sports Arena. The pair reportedly tried to interfere in a drug-related arrest.
1971: Speaking of the Dead, the group played the Fillmore West in San Francisco for the last time.
In more Dead news, the band made a tour stop in Akron, Ohio where Bob Dylan joined them onstage.
2005: Live 8 took place at venues around the world. Paul McCartney, U2, Elton John, Pink Floyd and a dozen of other artists appeared in the event.
In the WZLX ticket stash…
1977: The Kinks played at the Orpheum.