Blimp Time-Hop: The One Show Jimi Hendrix Played In Maine
Did you know that The Jimi Hendrix Experience played in Lewiston? That historic moment in Maine rock history happened 51 years ago today. Opening on the bill at the Armory were The Hanseatic League, and Lewiston's own Terry and the Telstars.
Soft Machine was scheduled to perform but ended up a no-show. Our good friend Danny Caron (Oak) was the drummer in the Telstars.
Danny once told us that "Hendrix patted him on the back after their warm-up set." As the legendary 60's Lewiston garage band Terry and the the Telstars came off stage, Jimi took the time to compliment Danny on his timekeeping skills.
How's that for an endorsement! Jimi Hendrix thought you did a good job and made sure to let you know! OMFG!! Right? Thanks for that precious memory DC!
Here's the set list for Jimi's only Maine appearance.
Blimpster David Moore shared his memory with us this week.
"I was there when I was 13 and it changed my whole perspective of music."
We bout magine! Anybody else witness this once in a lifetime experience? Tell us about it on the WBLM Facebook Page.
Let's celebrate more by going to "Electric Church" with this rare and likely unauthorized treasure from Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding in 1969 Sweden. Watch it while we still can!