Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 2
On this day in 1969, the Jimi Hendrix Experience officially broke up. Jimi assembled another band to play the Woodstock Festival a few weeks later. What was that outfit called?
Answer: Gypsy Sun and Rainbows
Here’s the rest of the Rock N’ Roll Diary for today:
- 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.