This is crazy, but this Tuesday marks the 48th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix. In his short life and musical career he really left a mark on history and that is noted in the six links to online stories and the video of where his death was announced on the nightly news. And then there’s the weekly MBIP announcements as to what’s coming up for the next week here on the blog!
Jimi Hendrix Biography and Timeline - This is a great re-cap of the legendary musician’s life and musical career.
Before he was a headliner, Jimi Hendrix was a hired hand - Most of us know him as a solo artist, but years before he was famous he was working as a session musician and touring as a sideline guitar player.
Jimi Hendrix Opens for The Monkees on a 1967 Tour; Then After 8 Shows, Flips Off the Crowd and Quits - It’s hard to imagine Jimi Hendrix opening up for the Monkees, but in 1967 it happened for eight shows until Hendrix got tired of hearing the crowd yell for The Monkees while he played “Purple Haze.”
McCartney and Harrison watch Jimi Hendrix in London - Shortly after The Monkees gig, Hendrix had hit the big time and was headlining in London at the Saville Theatre. The first night, Paul McCartney and George Harrison were in the audience and they were stunned when Hendrix opened up with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which had only been out for three days.
My (sort-of) Cocktail with Howard (Kaylan): My Dinner with Jimi - Howard Kaylan was the lead singer of The Turtles and he wrote a movie about a night he had dinner with Jimi Hendrix and ended up throwing up on him! This is an interview about the making of that movie along with his thoughts about being in The Turtles, the ‘60’s, playing with Frank Zappa and more.
Jimi Hendrix: 1942-1970 - This is the 1970 article in Rolling Stone detailing the death of Jimi Hendrix.
Jimi Hendrix - Death Announcement (ABC News 09-18-70) - The ABC News announcement of the death of Jimi Hendrix from 1970.
Last night we had the Fifth Annual Amber Birthday Extravaganza Party at St. Ann’s Bowling Alley and it was a blast! You can read all about it and see the photos from that party tomorrow. I can’t believe it’s been five years of birthday party’s for Amber but here’s the proof, here’s a link to the first one back in 2014.
Tuesday we continue the 13 month chicken eating tour and for this week we’re joined by special guest star, Steve Tarter for a tasty chicken dinner at Harold’s Chicken on Main Street.
Wednesday will be a night that details my night at a strange motel here in Peoria. It hasn’t happened yet and I’m already filled with equal parts dread and excitement over it!
Thursday we’ll feature yet another random Peorian in our People of Peoria series and I have no idea who or where I’m going to find this person.
Saturday will be the final update for The Marty Monologues as the show will happen a week from next Sunday. Yikes, I better go rehearse for that! Have a funtastic Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!