Today is the 50th anniversary of the passing of Jimi Hendrix on September 18, 1970.

Did you know that The Jimi Hendrix Experience played in Lewiston at the Armory?

That historic moment in Maine rock history happened just over 52 years ago, on March 16, 1968.

Opening on the bill at the Armory were The Hanseatic League, and Lewiston's own Terry and the Telstars.

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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 me 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 kindly 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 setlist for Jimi's one and only Maine appearance ever.

Blimpster David Moore shared his memory with us.

"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?

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Let's honor this titan of rock on a somber anniversary the best way we know how.

Take a moment and go to "Electric Church" with this white-hot treasure from Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding at the Miami Pop Festival in May of 1968.

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