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17 february 2017
After a bit of a break again more information added to the Jimi and Elvis -page including a comment from Leon Hendrix, details of an Ed Sullivan Show TV broadcast from 1957 and a mention of an Elvis film partially shot in Seattle in 1962 (more information to follow later once I get to see the film) [link to updated page]
 
9 march 2016
Added more information (including an unconfirmed setlist) about the 1957 Elvis Presley Seattle concert to the Jimi and Elvis -page [link to updated page]

29 february 2016

Added a page about Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley [link to new page]

1 february 2016
Added a page about PVC outer sleeves that destroy your vinyl records. Not really about Hendrix but as many record collectors read the site I consider it to be a quite relevant subject [link to new page]

26 july 2015
Complete rewrite of the whole Lonnie Youngblood section - which was way overdue as a lot of the text dated from circa 2001. With lot's of new information and corrections some of it even makes sense now. [link to updated page]

10 april 2015
Added a review for the cd "You Can't Use My Name" [link to new page]

20 february 2015
An almost instant correction to the new Titans 45 info: I received label scans for the single, the correct artist credit is "The Titans with Roy and Sonny" and "Lonesome Mood" was the A-side of the single with "Blues For Dee" on the B-side. Also added a YouTube link for the A-side and information about the other players on the record.  [link to updated page]

20 february 2015
Added information and label scans for a new Curtis Knight solo single to the discography, "Baby That's Where It's At / You Don't Have To Tell Me" (no Hendrix involvement) [link to updated page]

20 february 2015
Updated the information for the Bobby Keene: "Angel Or Devil / Gotta Go To School" -single (no Hendrix involvement) in the Curtis Knight discography, as previously speculated but now confirmed the B-side was co-written by Curtis Knight [link to updated page]

20 february 2015
Added information about a new the Titans single "Blues For Dee /  Lonesome Mood" (no Hendrix involvement) to the Curtis Knight discography [link to updated page]

12 february 2015
Added information about the track "Hot Potato" by the Rinkydinks to the entry for "Soul food (That's a What I Like)" by Lonnie Youngblood. Both tracks share the same riff as does "(I Wonder) What It Takes" by the Icemen. An audio sample of all three tracks is also included [link to updated page]

23 october 2014
Added a page about the Coasters [link to new page]

16 october 2014
Added a new page for the Little Richard live dates [link to new page]

9 october 2014
Added an acetate of "As The Clouds Drift By" to the Jayne Mansfield discography [link to updated page]

11 april 2014
A rewrite of the Little Richard live tape -page with some new information about the location and date [link to updated page]

7 april 2014
The EarlyHendrix Facebook-page is now open: www.facebook.com/EarlyHendrix

3 april 2014
Added a 27 January 1966 newspaper ad for Jayne Mansfield's "French Dressing" -revue appearances and amended the date for the shows to January - March 1966 (see sources at the bottom of the page for more info) [link to updated page]

5 march 2014
I discovered that the site's search tool was broken, it's working again now.

10 february 2014
Three more fake Hendrix tracks identified,  "Feel That Soul", "Be My Baby" & "Everything You Get" were originally recordings by the Ohio Players & the Chosen Few [link to updated page]

8 february 2014
Added an artist-section for Jayne Mansfield mainly consisting of a long discussion on whether or not Jimi played on "Suey". [link to new page]

8 february 2014
Updated the Jayne Mansfield discography with new information [link to updated page]

8 february 2014
A pretty much complete re-write of the 1965 Curtis Knight studio recordings -page with a lot of new information [link to updated page]

8 february 2014
Several additions and corrections to the 1966 Curtis Knight studio recordings -page  [link to updated page]

8 february 2014
Several additions and corrections to the 1967 Curtis Knight studio recordings -page  [link to updated page]

8 february 2014
Updated the Curtis Knight intro page with a big chunk of new details about his pre-Hendrix career [link to updated page]

8 february 2014
Added "I Ain't Taking Care Of No Business" to the Curtis Knight demos - page. [link to updated page]

8 february 2014
Updated the release date of the "Hornet's Nest / Knock Yourself Out" 45 [link to updated page]

8 february 2014
Added a new Curtis Knight -section titled "Other PPX Artists", this page details some of the other artists that recorded for PPX [link to updated page]

8 february 2014
Added a new Curtis Knight -section titled "PPX backing tracks". Before (and for sometime after) he signed Hendrix Chalpin was in the business of recording backing tracks of hit songs for artist abroad to overdub their own vocals on, some of these recordings are listed on this page with hopefully more to come. [link to new page]

8 february 2014
Updated the information about the shots of the Squires at the Cheetah Club in May 1966 and added information about the club, support act the Denims and a link to a 1967 documentary about the club [link to updated page]

14 october 2013
Added two new pictures to the Curtis Knight & the Squires George's Club 20 -page [link to updated page]

25 may 2013
Corrected the date of the Little Richard concert at the Fillmore Auditorium listed in the timeline to 21 February 1965 [link to updated page]

27 nov 2012
As a little 70th anniversary special added an artist-entry for The Dealers and details about a new 45 with possible Hendrix involvement, You Got It by The Dealers. [link to new page]

27 nov 2012
Added a discography-entry for a new 45 with possible Hendrix involvement, You Got It by The Dealers. [link to new page]

5 oct 2012
Additions and corrections to the Curtis Knight & the Squires publicity pictures -page [link to updated page]

2 oct 2012
Completely updated the Curtis Knight & the Squires publicity pictures -page with info about the photographer Maurice Seymour [link to updated page]

2 oct 2012
Added a DJ copy of the "You're Only Hurting Yourself" 45 to the Jimmy Norman discography [link to updated page]

29 sep 2012
Site problems - short version:
There were some technical problems, most have been fixed now and the rest will be repaired shortly.

Site problems - long & technical version:
The hosting company GoDaddy upgraded their php version from 4 to 5. The site was build with Joomla 1.5 and wasn't compatible with php 5. Instead of trying to fix that I decided to migrate to Joomla 2.5 but that didn't go smoothly at all, the migration tools dropped half of the database and the other half turned up empty. Sorting all of that out took awhile, most of the site should now work ok again. Some internal links are probably still broken and as I had to rename some files I need to do some redirects but I will clean those up asap.

13 aug 2012
Corrections & additions to the explanatory notes for "The Dirty Tape" [link to updated page]

3 jun 2012
Added a whole new section to the site, "Locations". At the moment this includes two pages, one about the building at 1650 Broadway and another with important NYC locations mapped to Google Earth [link to new section]

3 jun 2012
Big batch of corrections & additions to the song titles, composers and release dates of the original versions of Curtis Knight & the Squires live tracks [link to updated page]

19 apr 2012
Small additions and corrections to the Curtis Knight Intro [link to updated page]

15 feb 2012
Updated & corrected the release date info for the Don Covay US 45s & LP [link to updated page]

13 feb 2012
Updated the Lonnie Youngblood Fakes-entry, two original versions of the "One channel" songs have been identified as the Ohio Players [link to updated page]

3 feb 2012
Updated the Buddy & Stacy Musicians-entry [link to updated page]

13 feb 2012
Changed the release dates of the Icemen and Jimmy Norman Samar 45s [link to updated page]

1 feb 2012
I've added several updates & corrections to the Timeline over the last year or so [link to updated page]

1 feb 2012
Added release date info to the Ray Sharpe Help Me 45 -entry [link to updated page]

10 jan 2012
Added a missing Curtis Knight 1965 studio picture. Anyone have this in better (less over exposed) quality? [link to updated page]

22 may 2011
A small correction to Owen Grey Recordings [link to updated page]

20 jan 2011
Updated the Little Richard recordings -page with more specific info about Bernard Purdie's involvement [link to updated page]

20 jan 2011
Updated the composer info for "Welcome Home". Despite being originally credited to Curtis Knight this track is actually an almost straight copy of a song called "You Messed up a Good Thing", see the revised "Welcome Home" 1965 studio recording entry for details [link to updated page]

17 sep 2010
Added a confirmed release date of June 1968 for the Billy LaMont "Sweet Thang" 45 [link to updated page] 

17 sep 2010
Added a confirmed release date of April 1966 for the Curtis Knight "How Would You Feel" 45 [link to updated page]

17 sep 2010
Added confirmed release dates for all 4 "pre-Hendrix" Curtis Knight solo singles [link to updated page] 

16 sep 2010
A rewrite of the Mr. Wiggles -section which now includes some corrections and a complete transcription of "The Dirty Tape" [link to updated pages]

8 jul 2010
Updated the Rosa Lee Brooks discography with a confirmed June 1965 release date [link to updated page] for the My Diary 7", update the page about the year of recording  [link to updated page] and revised the studio & personelle -info [link to updated page]

7 mar 2010
Updated the Curtis Knight intro -page with new information about several pre-1965 recordings by Curtis Knight (with no Hendrix involvement) as a member of the Titans and the Ink Spots [link to updated page]

1 feb 2010
Updated the Curtis Knight 1967 studio sessions page with some text corrections and information about the instrument that the unknown guitarist played during the 17 July jam session [link to updated page]

25 jan 2010
New info about the fake Youngblood track "Young Generation" [link to updated page]

4 may 2009
Updated the Curtis Knight Timeline [link to updated page]

4 may 2009
Added a short Artists-entry for Ike & Tina Turner
[link to new page]

14 feb 2009
Added a rough timeline for the various line-ups of Curtis Knight & the Squires
[link to new page]

11 feb 2009
The whole site has now been redone using a different system ("Joomla!" for those interested in technical bits). While at it I added a "search" -function. The button is at the bottom of the menu on the right, should make it a bit easier & faster to find what you are looking for.

19 may 2008
A big update. There are two new records added, a Lenny Howard 45 titled "Keep The Faith, Baby" and a George Scott lp, "Find Someone To Love". Both feature new previously unknown versions of "Sweet Thang" aka "Wipe The Sweat". Consequently the whole Lonnie Youngblood -section has been updated, biggest change being in the recordings where I introduced a new section, "backing tracks", to try and make some sense in the listings.
[link to updated / new page]

The George Scott -lp also has a track called "I'm a Fool For You" on it, this is another version of the track better known as "Gonna Take A Lot" aka "It's Gonna Take A Lot To Bring Me Back Baby". Updated the info in the Lonnie Youngblood fakes section, the track is still listed as "fake" for the time being. Though it is possible that Hendrix actually could be playing on it (and the version with female vocals might be sung by Gloria Barnes), it remains to be sorted out.
[link to updated page]

Also added discography & artist entries for both George Scott & Lenny Howard
Lenny Howard discography & artists -entries
George Scott discography & artists -entries

And updated the Billy LaMont artists -entry
[link to updated page]

8 may 2008
Updated the Curtis Knight & the Squires "Hornet's Nest" RSVP 45 info with a confirmed year of release (1966) plus added a link to the RCA pressing plant dating system
[link to updated page]

8 may 2008
Updated the Curtis Knight "Ain't Gonna Be No Next Time" RSVP 45 info with a confirmed year of release (1965) plus added a link to the RCA pressing plant dating system
[link to updated page]

8 may 2008
Added scans & info of a third version of the Curtis Knight "How Would You Feel" RSVP 45 plus added a link to the RCA pressing plant dating system
[link to updated page]

1 may 2008
Added a German release (with a picture sleeve!) of the Pata Pata 45 to the Atlantic Sounds -discography.
[link to updated page]

1 may 2008
Added another label variation (version 4 already) of the US release of the Pata Pata 45 to the Atlantic Sounds -discography & corrected some mistakes in the older listings.
[link to updated page]

21 apr 2008
Upgraded to better quality scans of the Rosa Lee Brooks stock label 45.
[link to updated page]

20 apr 2008
Added scans of the labels of a promo "Sweet Thang"45 to the Billy LaMont -discography, this one has a different design to the one already listed.
[link to updated page]

19 apr 2008
New lay-out for the site

25 feb 2008
Added an entry for Mr. Wiggles and a rundown of "The Dirty Tape"
[link to new section]

27 nov 2007
Added info to the "Night Train" -section.

08 nov 2007
Updated the Buddy & Stacy personnel info (Glen Willings added)

06 nov 2007
Added a Percy Sledge -section

06 nov 2007
Added a basic Little Richard section, updates are sure to follow later

20 oct 2007
1966 concerts at the Lighthouse and Cafe Wha? added to the timeline

19 oct 2007
Updated the Don Covay recordings-page with some new information

28 sep 2007
Buddy & Stacy section updated with their real names
and a link to Buddy's current website

26 sep 2007
Added lot's of info about the program "Night Train" plus additional bits an pices, check the whole Buddy & Stacy / "Night Train" -section

07 may 2007
Corrected "Night Train" studio info

27 nov 2006
Added a placeholder for the King Curtis Instant Groove -lp

18 aug 2006
Added scan of a white label Covay 45 and updated info

28 jul 2006
Added a scan of the stock UK Mansfield 45

15 jun 2006
Added a scan of the back of the French Mansfield 45 pic sleeve

12 jun 2006
Added a scan of the green colour variation of the Frank Howard & the Commanders "I'm So Glad" 45 label

12 jun 2006
Added a scan of the French picture sleeve for the
Jayne Mansfield Suey 45

12 jun 2006
The site has not been updated for quite a while and most emails have gone unanswered. My apologies for this, the hosting had to be renewed and I took the opportunity to change the hosting company at the same time which didn't go quite as planned. Access to email has been on and off and some emails have probably gotten lost altogether. If you did email me in the past 6 months and never got a reply please send another mail, I might have not received the message you send at all.

The site is back now on a new server by a company that I know provides a good stable service so everything should be back to normal...

09 dec 2005
After some serious downtime the site is up again...

04 nov 2005
Updated the Youngblood fakes section

26 oct 2005
Added a basic "artists" -entry for Chuck Jackson

26 oct 2005
Added a basic "artists" -entry for Joey Dee and the Starliters

19 may 2005
Update to the Buddy & Stacey discography

24 mar 2005
Additions to the Fairmount release date info

24 mar 2005
Added scan of a Youngblood 45

21 feb 2005
Added a page about the Curtis Knight demos

20 feb 2005
Corrections to the 1967 Curtis Knight pictures info

20 feb 2005
Corrections and additions to the 1967 Curtis Knight recordings

18 feb 2005
Corrections & additions to the Squires picture-section

18 feb 2005
Added scans of a 1992 Curtis Knight bio

18 feb 2005
Added a 45 scan & info to the Aretha Franklin discography

18 feb 2005
Added scans of two Owen Grey 45s

17 feb 2005
Updated info for "Hornet's Nest"

16 feb 2005
Added a page about Mike Rashkow, Ed Chalpin & Sam Chalpin.

16 feb 2005
Major updates & corrections to the Curtis Knight 1965 & 1966 recordings- and Timeline-entries.

26 nov 2004
Corrections & additions to the Buddy & Stacy -entry

21 nov 2004
An "Artists" entry added for Buddy & Stacy.

21 nov 2004
Made additions to the Timeline for 6 oct 65, 9 oct 65, 3 nov 65 and 5 may 66 including links to pics of Jimi with King Curtis & Joey Dee

21 nov 2004
An "Artists" entry added for Frank Howard and the Commanders. Not much information yet, more will be added later.

20 sep 2004
Update to Knight live section, changed the title of "California Night" to "Travelin' To California" and added Albert King as the composer

13 sep 2004
Re-did the 1965 & 1966 Knight studio recording pages, several corrections & additions, and started on the 1967 studio recordings section

10 sep 2004
Several corrections & additions to the November 1964 - April 1965 period of the Timeline

10 sep 2004
Added scans & more details about the German release of the "As the clouds drift by" 45 to the Mansfield discography

15 jul 2004
Removed "Take 2 - Mix 2" of "Soul Food" from the Youngblood recordings, this isn't really a different mix, just an eq'd / poor quality version of the track

09 jul 2004
Updated the Curtis Knight info throughout the whole section, confirmed personnel now includes Ditto Edwards, Ace Hall & Harry Jensen

10 jun 2004
Added 2 ep's to the Aretha Franklin discography

10 jun 2004
Updated "news" with upcoming dvd-release info

08 mar 2004
Added a 2nd 45 scan to Frank Howard discography

07 mar 2004
Moved the Frank Howard 45 to the Confirmed -section

07 mar 2004
Added a scan of the Frank Howard 45 A-side

07 mar 2004
Additions & small corrections to the Timeline

07 mar 2004
Added Aretha Franklin to the Confirmed -section of the discography

07 mar 2004
Added an Artist -entry for Owen Grey

07 mar 2004
Updated the Ray Sharpe recordings -section

07 mar 2004
Added a Owen Grey 45 to confirmed discography

07 mar 2004
Added new label info & two 45 scans to Sharpe discography

01 jan 2004
Added list of Isleys UK tour dates to timeline

29 dec 2003
Added Isley Brother Artists entry pages

29 dec 2003
Added a timeline under "Overviews"

29 dec 2003
Addition to Ray Sharpe recording dates info

29 dec 2003
Added new section to site, "Overviews"

29 dec 2003
Removed the "Last Girl / Looking For A Love" 45, no Hendrix

24 nov 2003
Corrected info and added a new 45 to Youngblood fakes

23 oct 2003
Added Ondine's sound mixer's memoirs to live pics page

22 oct 2003
Corrected location & date info of Knight live pictures

04 oct 2003
Small addition to the Icemen recordings page

04 oct 2003
Changes to the Icemen intro page

29 aug 2003
Added a new cd release to Ray Sharpe recordings

27 jul 2003
Corrected the info about different mixes of "Groovemaker"

27 jul 2003
Added scans of My Diary promo 45

23 may 2003
Added updates to Youngblood fakes -section

15 may 2003
Updated the Youngblood fakes -section with new info

15 may 2003
Corrected captions for all Curtis Knight pictures

14 may 2003
Added pictures to the Nate Edmonds Jr. and Sharon Soul interview

14 may 2003
Corrections & additions to Youngblood recordings info

14 may 2003
Added info on Ed Dantes & Hank Anderson to Knight personnel

05 may 2003
Updated Curtis Knight 1966 studio info

03 may 2003
Added an interview with Nate Edmonds Jr. and Sharon Soul

03 may 2003
Added "Artists" -entries for Rosa Lee Brooks

03 may 2003
Changed the release date of the Rosa Lee Brooks 7"

13 apr 2003
Updated the latest Little Richard 45 discography addition info

13 apr 2003
Added a scan of a Curtis Knight autograph

28 mar 2003
Added matrix numbers for "Soul Food" 45s

08 mar 2003
Added a new Little Richard 45

15 feb 2003
Corrected the false personnel info of the Icemen

29 dec 2002
Added matrix numbers to Rosa Lee Brooks discography entry

28 dec 2002
Added PPX news

28 dec 2002
Updated the Frank Howard discography page

25 dec 2002
Updated info on the Skidmore Groovemaker 45

25 dec 2002
Re-wrote the Icemen intro page with new info

25 dec 2002
Added a theory about "Ed Dantes" on the Knight personnel page

25 dec 2002
Updated a Knight 1965 studio pic caption

25 dec 2002
Updated a Knight 1967 studio pic caption

06 dec 2002
Added a 45 scan & updates to the Little Richard discography

06 dec 2002
Updated the Frank Howard and the Commanders page

06 dec 2002
Added info of a cover of Jimmy Norman's "Little old groovemaker"

15 sep 2002
Added Info of Hendrix mentioning "Help Me" in a (taped) interview

15 sep 2002
Samll changes to a part of the Lonnie Youngblood intro page

15 sep 2002
Added complete Don Covay "Mercy!" sessions listing

15 sep 2002
Added "Artists" -listing for the Atlantic Sounds

14 sep 2002
Added scan of Don Covay 45

13 sep 2002
Added scans of 3 King Curtis 45s and corrected matrix nr listings

25 jun 2002
Added scan of Squires Cheetah gig ad

25 jun 2002
Added scan of Atlantic Sounds promo 45

20 may 2002
Small addition to Knight "Voodoo woman" 45 -info

19 apr 2002
Added two new entries to the Mansfield discography

18 apr 2002
Re-write of the Youngblood dates & personnel -page

18 apr 2002
Re-write of the Youngblood intro page

18 apr 2002
Updates to the Jimmy Norman recordings -entry

18 apr 2002
Added an discography entry for King Curtis & the Kingpins

05 apr 2002
Added scan of Moods-lp to Youngblood fakes-section

30 mar 2002
Added a promo 45 scan to LaMont discography & updated text

12 mar 2002
Pictures added to Curtis Knight artist -entry

12 mar 2002
Several corrections & additions to all Curtis Knight pages

12 mar 2002
Artist -entry for Ray Sharpe added

16 dec 2001
Revised the Youngblood fakes page

16 dec 2001
Revised the Don Covay artists -entry

16 dec 2001
Corrected release date in Rosa Lee Brooks discography -entry

16 dec 2001
Corrected release dates in Little Richard discography -entry

16 dec 2001
Added scans of a picture sleeve 45 to Mansfield discography

16 dec 2001
Added scans of the "Mercy!" lp covers to Covay discography

16 dec 2001
Removed "Take this hurt off me" from the Covay discography

10 dec 2001
Added scans of Jimmy Norman 45

09 dec 2001
Updated Jimmy Norman discography entry

02 dec 2001
Added "Discography" -entry for Jimmy Norman 45

02 dec 2001
Added "Artists" -entry for the Icemen

02 dec 2001
Added "Discography" -entry for the Icemen 45

26 oct 2001
Update to Sam Williams info in the Youngblood fakes -section

30 sep 2001
Update to Lonnie Youngblood fakes -section

27 sep 2001
Added scans of 3 45s to the Isley Brothers discography -section

23 sep 2001
Added info to Frank Howard discography -section

15 sep 2001
Added release dates for 45s in Curtis Knight artists -section intro

10 sep 2001
Additions to Youngblood fakes -section

10 sep 2001
Changes to Youngblood dates & personnel -section

10 sep 2001
Changed the release dates (again) of the Youngblood 7"s

06 sep 2001
Added release date for LaMont 7"

06 sep 2001
Added Sam Williams 45 info to Youngblood fakes

06 sep 2001
Removed "Win your love" from Youngblood recordings

06 sep 2001
Removed "She's a fox" from Youngblood recordings

24 aug 2001
"Something you got" info added to Youngblood fakes

24 aug 2001
More changes to Curtis Knight Artists -pages

23 aug 2001
Major revisions and additions to Curtis Knight Artists -pages

10 aug 2001
Slight changes to Mansfield discography info

10 aug 2001
Added scan of 45 to Mansfield discography

10 aug 2001
Added scan of 45 to Youngblood discography

10 aug 2001
Added scan of 45 to Atlantic Sounds discography

30 jul 2001
Corrections to the Youngblood discography -section

30 jul 2001
Corrections to the Youngblood dates & personnel -section

30 jul 2001
Corrections to the Youngblood recordings -section

30 jul 2001
Added "Move Over" 7" scans & updates to Isleys discography

30 jul 2001
Edited the "confirmed artists" -list

08 jul 2001
Added new info on the Youngblood singles release dates

30 jun 2001
Added scans of 2 Don Covay singles + info updates

06 jun 2001
Small update to Curtis Knight single

06 jun 2001
Small update on Don Covay singles

06 jun 2001
Updated info for Don Covay Funky Yo Yo -lp

06 jun 2001
Updated 1966 sessions by Curtis Knight

05 jun 2001
Beginnings for the Curtis Knight "Artists" -entry

23 may 2001
Update to "Gangster of love" info

09 may 2001
Small addition to "mercy, mercy" writing credits

09 may 2001
Updated the confirmed artists list

09 may 2001
Updated the unconfirmed artists list

01 may 2001
Removed text about Ohio Players, added reference to Jimmy Castor

01 may 2001
Scans of A&B sides of Covay "Mercy, mercy" -7"

01 may 2001
Scans of A&B sides of Knight "Ain't gonna be no next time" -7"

30 apr 2001
Started doing the Don Covay "artists" entry

30 apr 2001
Moved "Mercy!"-lp & "Mercy, mercy"-7" to confirmed discography

30 apr 2001
Added "Take this hurt off me"-7" to Covay discography

23 apr 2001
Added composing credits to "Mercy!" & "Funky yo-yo"

20 apr 2001
Added tracklist for Covay lp

17 apr 2001
Addition of a pic & some info on Curtis Knight

06 apr 2001
Small addition to Herman Hitson singles

06 apr 2001
Added mention of a Brantley produced Scene Club '68 disc