A lost recording of Jimi Hendrix performing in Stockholm for a pop music show has been discovered by a Swedish Television Company.
The original footage was broadcasted on January 21, but only 10 minutes were shown.
Jimi Hendrix’s performance was a supposed dedication for the ‘American Deserter’s Society,’ a group of people refusing to join the Vietnam war.
The lost recording was from his 1969 performance with his group the Jimi Hendrix Experience which was an exclusive one hour set of ‘eclectic church music’ and thought to be lost forever – found by the Swedish Television Company deep in their archives.
The restored footage shows the live show of the group in Konserthuset, and Hendrix can be heard saying he will only play the “oldies but the baddies.”
While his fellow bandmate, the bassist, Noel Redding mentioned something about conflicts between live performance to Rolling Stone last November at the time.
“The audience wanted us to play the old Hendrix standards, but Jimi wanted to do his new stuff.”
“The last straw came at the Denver Pop Festival when Jimi told a reporter that he was going to enlarge the band… without even consulting myself or our drummer, Mitch Mitchell.”
According to some reports, this particular performance of the band was extremely unforgettable for “all the wrong reasons.” Hendrix, before performing, dropped acid, and there was also conflict within the band and audience itself.
“Combined with the near-riot that took place outside of the venue by those who demanded that the promoters make the event free, it made for a bad vibe overall.”
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