Letter: Did you see Jimi Hendrix’s last live UK performance at Isle of Wight Festival?

An author researching for a book about the late, great Jimi Hendrix is looking for people who saw his last performance at the iconic 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

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I am researching a book about famed guitarist Jimi Hendrix, whose last live performance in the UK was at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.

I’d love to hear from anyone who was at the festival and remembers Jimi’s appearance.

I can be reached at iwasatthatgig@gmail.com or by writing to me at 1 Totnes Road, Manchester, M21 8XF.

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Saturday, 11th November, 2017 10:11am

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hermit

If you’re researching for a book about Hendrix, you need to get the date of his last gig right. It wasn’t on the Island, it was Sept. 6, 1970, at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany.

breathe

Exactly correct hermit. The Isle Of Wight was not Jimi’s last performance. Well at least he didn’t say the Royal Albert Hall was his last performance lol

oldhippie1970

hermit – since when was Fehmarn in the UK? “Jimi Hendrix, whose last live performance in the UK was at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970”. Although Jimi did appear with Eric Burdon at Ronnie Scott’s on 16 September 1970 – technically his last live UK performance.

hermit

Article Headline – Letter: Did you see Jimi Hendrix’s last live performance at Isle of Wight Festival?

breathe
The headline in this article makes it seem like the Isle of Wight performance was Jimi’s last performance of all time. If that’s what they were thinking, they are completely wrong as hermit previously stated and he’s 100% correct. If the author meant Jimi’s last UK performance, then it should say that. It doesn’t say that anywhere. Whoever is reading is left to assume that the Isle… Read more »
johngiddings01

i was there !
walked down the front to see him
I have a great pic…

johngiddings01

also
I had talked to prince about a Hendrix tribute at the festival
jay z did one
and so did paul macartney…

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