The Words and Music of Jimi Hendrix

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2
Overnight Success
(1966–1967)

Now that Jimi had a formal band, he and Chandler needed experienced management in the music business. Chandler recruited Michael Jeffery to handle the business matters of the Experience.1 Chandler and Jeffery signed Jimi to a management and production contract, not realizing that he was still under contract to Chalpin and PPX, and Noel and Mitch were signed to a production contract as support for Jimi. With signed contracts the Experience went into rehearsal preparing for a brief French tour in support of Johnny Hallyday.2 The four-day tour took the Experience to France in early October 1966 where they performed at L’Olympia in Paris. Their time on stage was limited as a warm-up act and they had no original songs. As a result, their “set [list] included cover versions of ‘Killing Floor,’ ‘Hey Joe,’ and ‘Wild Thing.’”3 Although the tour got the Experience in front of their first live audience, it did not provide them much in the way of monetary payment.

The most expedient route to money was for the Experience to record and release a single that they could sell. Chandler convinced Jimi to use his cover of “Hey Joe” for the Experience’s first single—Jimi had wanted to use “Killing Floor.” The B-side to the first single was also a contentious point. Jimi wanted to use another cover version and Chandler was prodding him to write a song of his own. Chandler prevailed and Jimi set about the task of writing his first original song, “Stone Free.” On December 16, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience released their first single on the United Kingdom imprint Polydor.

Also in December 1966, Jimi and the Experience played a series of club dates at the Ram Jam Club, Guild Hall, the Upper Cut, and Blaises

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1- The Early Years- Teeth Cutting and Life as a Sideman 1
  • 2- Overnight Success (1966–1967) 9
  • 3- Taking Control (Fall 1967–1969) 27
  • 4- New Horizons 55
  • 5- The Gypsys- Part II 63
  • 6- The "New" Jimi Hendrix Experience 73
  • 7- Jimi Lives on- Selected Posthumous Albums 85
  • 8 - More and More- The Douglas Releases, Dolly Dagger Records, and More Modern Releases 99
  • 9- The Legacy of Jimi Hendrix- Merchandizing a Legend and Control 125
  • Tours and Jam Sessions 133
  • Selected Discography 155
  • Notes 179
  • Bibliography 197
  • Index 201
  • About the Author 208
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