June 29

29 Jun

Among other events and things today, in 1969 the original Jimi Hendrix Experience (with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell) perform their last concert together. The show at the Denver Pop Festival had problems with police firing tear gas into the audience as the Experience played “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)”.The band escapes from the venue in the back of a rental truck. At the height of their popularity , they break up. Also in 1963, a  Lennon and and McCartney composition hits the U.S. charts for the first time. It’s Del Shannon’s cover of “From Me To You.” Earlier Shannon toured England with The Beatles.

The (almost) complete Denver show.

Del Shannon covering the Beatles.

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