Today’s Blimp Time-Hop: Rare Footage of Last Hendrix Show
48 years ago today, Jimi Hendrix played the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in West Germany. With Mitch Mitchell on drums and Billy Cox on bass, this ended up being his last concert performance. 12 days later, Jimi was found dead at 27.
The rowdy crowd was booing by the time Hendrix hit the stage in Fehmarn on September 6, 1970. Apparently this was because they’d been waiting for quite a while for the show to begin. The eternally cool Hendrix responded saying, “I don’t give a f**k if you boo, as long as you boo in key.” He then introduces the band and starts rippin’!
Did you know that Jimi played in Lewiston? That historic moment in Maine rock history happened 50 years ago. Our good friend Danny Caron (Oak) was the drummer in the opening band that night.
Danny once told us that Hendrix patted him on the back after their warm-up set. As the Lewiston band Terry and the the Telstars came off stage, Jimi complimented Danny's timekeeping skills. How's that for an endorsement! OMFG!! Right? Thanks for that precious memory DC!
Here's the set list for Jimi's only Maine appearance.