With Paul McCartney in attendance at London's Saville Theatre, June 4th 1967, Hendrix paid tribute to The Beatles with a raucous guitar arrangement of 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Days later, McCartney recommended that Jimi Hendrix be added to the line up for a music festival to be held in Monterey, California. McCartney's opinion carried so much weight that the Experience were quickly added to a performance roster that included such established artists as Buffalo Springfield, The Grateful Dead and Otis Redding. 

Introduced to the Monterey crowd by no less a personage as the Rolling Stones' Brian Jones, Jimi took the stage with his band and proceeded to steal the show. With their frontman clad in an orange ruffled shirt, red trousers, a psychedelic jacket designed by Mick Jagger's brother Chris and a four-foot shocking pink feather boa wrapped around his neck, the Experience played a set so explosive that it left its audience open-mouthed with shock and awe.

Mitch Mitchell: 'I feel very, very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with someone so inspiring someone who was not scared of the unknown. There were no musical boundaries playing with Jimi.'


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