Rock N’ Roll Diary: July 2

Carter Alan /

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 the name of that group?

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.

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