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TIMELINE

Entries in brown either do not involve Hendrix or it's unknown / unconfirmed if he took any part.

1957

Sunday 2 September 1957
Sick's Stadium, Seattle, Washington
Jimi attends a concert by Elvis Presley (see the Jimi and Elvis -section)



1962

Monday 19 March 1962

Bob Dylan releases his 1st lp, "Bob Dylan" (Columbia CL 1779 (M) and CS 8579 (S)) 53
Side A
You're No Good / Talkin' New York / In My Time Of Dyin' / Man Of Constant Sorrow / Fixin' To Die / Pretty Peggy-O / Highway 51
Side B
Gospel Plow / Baby, Let Me Follow You Down / House Of The Risin' Sun / Freight Train Blues / Song To Woody / See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

Friday 14 December 1962
Bob Dylan releases his first 45 "Mixed Up Confusion / Corrina Corrina" (Columbia 4-42656) 54



1963

Sunday 12 May 1963

Bob Dylan refuses to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show after he was told he couldn't perform “Talkin’ John Birch Blues”. 51

Monday 27 May 1963
Bob Dylan releases the "The Freewheelin` Bob Dylan" (Columbia CL 1986 (M) and CS 8786 (S)) -lp (however, possibly because of changes in the tracklisting it may be that the lp was only widely available from July onwards, a lot of confusion here  52).
Side A
"Blowin' In The Wind / Girl From The North Country / Masters Of War / Down The Highway / Bob Dylan's Blues / A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"
Side B
"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right / Bob Dylan's Dream / Oxford Town / Talking World War III Blues / Corrina, Corrina / Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance / I Shall Be Free"

August 1963

Bob Dylan releases the 45 "Blowin` In The Wind / Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (Columbia 4-42856). 55

August-November? 1963 with the Bonnevilles
Fidelity Recording, Nashville, Tennessee
The Bonnevilles recording session with Robert Fisher - keyboards, Jimi Hendrix - lead guitar, Larry Lee - rhythm guitar, Unknown - bass, Isaac MacKay - drums, Harrison Callaway - trumpet and Aaron "Heinz Ketschup" Varnell - saxophone. The band records "Snuff Dripper", "Ouch" and two more numbers. 24



1964

Unknown date 1964
Little Richard sees Buddy & Stacy (at the time appearing as "Soul Deuce") perform at the California Club in Los Angeles and hires them to perform as part of his revue. Buddy & Stacy stay with Little Richard until 196616.

Late 1963/ early 1964
New York City, New York
Jimi moves from Nashville, Tennessee to New York City, New York:
"So I start travel around, I went to New York and won first place in the Apollo amateur contest, you know, 25 $. I stayed up there, starved to death about 2 or 3 weeks, then I got - Isley Brothers asks - you know Isley Brothers? The one with "Twist And Shout" asked if I'd like to, uh, you know play with them so I played with them for awhile." Interview with Klas Burling Stockholm 25 May 1967.

Wednesday?, Late 1963/ early 1964
Apollo Theatre, 125th Street near 8th Avenue, New York City, New York
Jimi takes part in the Apollo amateur night in Harlem and wins first prize, 25$. The amateur nights were usually held on Wednesdays. At the time Apollo was called "Apollo Theatre", not "Theater".

Late 1963/ early 1964
New York City, New York
Jimi joins the Isley Brothers

Early 1964
New York City, New York
"Testify" by the Isley Brothers is recorded in an unknown studio. This track is usually listed as either being recorded in March 1964 or 21 May 1964 at Atlantic Studios. Neither of these dates (or the location) is correct. The master tape is listed in the tape logs as being "purchased" by Atlantic, so they bought the master tape when it had been already recorded.The master tape numbers allocated for Testify (7920 & 7921) suggest 20 or 21 May as the date when it was added to the library when compared to numbers assigned to masters recorded on those dates, "March ?" is listed as a speculative actual recording date in the logs, so the actual recording date is unknown.

"Testify" was the first release on the Isley Brother's T-Neck label (and the only one until the label was resurrected in 1969) which was distributed by Atlantic Record Sales, so very likely the master tape was brought to Atlantic for mastering and/or pressing of the single after a distribution deal had been closed.

Monday 10 February 1964
Bob Dylan releases the lp "The Times They Are A-Changin' (Columbia CL 2105 (M) and CS 8905 (S)) 64

Thursday 19 March 1964
Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Little Richard recording session for Specialty Records 13. This is Little Richard's first "comeback" recording session. Hendrix hasn't joined the band yet.

Produced by Art Rupe
Leader: Harold R Battiste Jr
Little Richard - vocals & piano
Dewey Terry Jr - guitar
Don F Harris - guitar or Fender bass
Ralph W "Chuck" Hamilton - bass
Jesse John Sailes - drums

31964-1 Well alright!    Specialty LP 2136
31964-2 Miss Ann    (unissued)

Friday 1 May 1964
Radio Recorders, Hollywood
Little Richard recording session for Specialty Records 13. Hendrix hasn't joined the band yet.

Leader: Little Richard
Produced by Art Rupe
Little Richard - vocals & piano
Adolph Jacobs - guitar
Dewey Terry - guitar
Rene Hall - Fender bass
James E Bond Jr - bass
Earl Palmer Sr - drums
Glenn Willings - guitar
Billy Preston, Douglas Gibbs, Jesse Kirkson, unknown - background vocals

5164-1 Bama Lama Bama Loo    Specialty 692
5164-2 Poor Boy Paul    Specialty 699
5164-3 Annie Is Back    Specialty 692

Tuesday 12 May 1964
Little Richard recording session for Specialty Records.  Probably a "sweetening and re-mixing date rather than a recording session" 13.
Bama Lama Bama Loo
Annie Is Back

Wednesday 13 May 1964
New York City, New York
"Can't Stay Away" by Don Covay & the Goodtimers is recorded with Jimi on guitar.

Monday 18 May 1964
New York City, New York
"Mercy, Mercy" by Don Covay & the Goodtimers is recorded with Jimi on guitar.

? 1964
Jimi goes on tour with the Isley Brothers

? June 1964
Olympia Theatre, Paris, France
A live recording. The liner notes to "The Specialty Sessions" list "Glenn Williams" on guitar but this is likely to be a typo and should have been "Glenn Willings" 13.

Little Richard - vocals & piano
Glenn Williams (or Willings?)  - guitar
Dewey Terry - guitar
Don Harris - bass
Little Mick (Waller?) - drums

Medley: Ain't that a shame, I got a woman, Tutti frutti

Wednesday 24 June 1964 (- 8 July 1964?)
The Copacabana, New York City, New York
Billboard issue June 27, 1964 reports with the headline "Cooke Gets 70-ft. Buildup": "Sam Cooke, the RCA Victor recording artist who begins a two-week engagement at the Copacabana on Wednesday (24), is paying $10,000 for a month's rent for a billboard spot on Times Square...The Cooke sign, erected at the corner of Broadway and 43d Street, is about 70 feet high and weighs about 1,500 pounds...It began with a teaser campaign reading "Who's the Biggest Cook in Town" and was followed with "Sam's the Biggest Cooke in Town."

 The live album "Sam Cooke at the Copa" is compiled from recordings made on the 7th and 8th of July with Sam Cooke backed by Harper Cosby - bass, Sticks Evans - percussion, June Gardner - drums, René Hall - arranger / conductor, Clif White - guitar & Bobby Womack - guitar.

early? August 1964
Big Wilt's Smalls Paradise, New York City
The 13 August 1964 issue of Jet reported: "Glistening and dripping with perspiration, singer Sam Cooke manages to preserve enough energy to join fellow performers Maxine Brown and Johnny Thunder in a little fancy footwork during party held in Cooke's honor at Big Wilt's Smalls Paradise in Harlem.". Jet was published four times a month so this party likely took place in early August.

early August 1964
Bob Dylan releases the lp "Another Side Of Bob Dylan" (Columbia CL 2193 (M) and CS 8993 (S)) 59
Side A
"All I Really Want To Do / Black Crow Blues / Spanish Harlem Incident / Chimes Of Freedom / I Shall Be Free No. 10 / To Ramona"
Side B
"Motorpsycho Nitemare / My Back Pages / I Don't Believe You / Ballad In Plain D / It Ain't Me Babe"


Friday 7 August 1964

RCA studios, New York City
Two Sam Cooke recording sessions:
During the first session from 20.00 to 11.00 "I'm in the Mood for Love" is recorded with Sam backed by a 27 piece orchestra.
During the second session from 11.00 to 02.00 "Cousin of Mine" and "The Piper" were recorded. The band for "Cousin of Mine" consisted of: Harper Cosby - bass, Sticks Evans - percussion, June Gardner - drums, William Green - clarinet, René Hall - conductor & arranger, Vernon Porter - trombone, Jack Preisner - trumpet, Clifton White - guitar, Bobby Womack - guitar 1

early August 1964
The Don Covay & the Goodtimers 45 " Mercy, Mercy / Can't Stay Away" is released18.

Saturday 15 August 1964
"Blues Under the Stars", Wrigley Field or White Sox Park, Chicago
With Sam Cooke, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Marvin Gaye & Little Stevie Wonder 2

Thursday 20 August 1964
RCA studios, Los Angeles
Sam Cooke records "That's Where it's at" with Harper Cosby - bass, June Gardner - drums, René Hall - conductor & arranger, Edgar Redmond - saxophone, Jewell Grant - saxophone, John Ewing - trombone, Clifton White - guitar, Bobby Womack - guitar 3

September? 1964
Nashville, Tennessee
Jimi leaves the Isley Brothers.
"So then I quit, you know, I quit them in Nashville somewhere. And eh, (I met?) this guy, he was on a tour with B.B.King, Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, you know, and all these people, Chuck Jackson. So I played, eh, I was playing guitar behind a lot of the acts on the tour." Interview with Klas Burling Stockholm 25 May 1967.

? September 1964 Sam Cooke / the Valentinos -Tour
Unknown locations
A package tour billed as "Sam Cooke and His Revue, Featuring the Valentinos" starts in September, according to Peter Guralnick this was a 2 week tour. 4

The artists Jimi quoted in the Klas Burling Stockholm 25 May 1967 interview as having been part of the Sam Cooke tour do not quite match the list Sam Cooke gave during the 24 October 1964 WKIX radio interview (see entry further on):
Jimi lists - B.B.King, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke & Chuck Jackson
Sam Cooke lists - Jackie Wilson, Jimmy Hughes, The Upsetters, The Valentinos & "Gorgeous" George Odell
A possible explanation for this could be that Jimi actually participated in what were technically two different Sam Cooke tours, a Sam Cooke / Valentinos tour (with B.B.King & Chuck Jackson?) in September 1964 and a Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson tour in October-November 1964. This would explain the big differences in the line-ups given by different people and also matches all known dates.

See Univibes #39 for an interview with Bobby Womack where he talks about touring with Sam Cooke & Jimi and Univibes #14 for an interview with B.B.King where he says that he did tour with Hendrix confirming Jimi's interview comment.

Wednesday 16 September 1964

The ABC TV show "Shindig" [season 1, episode 1, production code 1-SHIN-64] broadcast this day features Sam Cooke performing "Tennessee Waltz", "Blowing In The Wind" and "Lucille" (the last song with the Everly Brothers). This was not a live broadcast, the songs had been taped in Hollywood, date unknown.
The appearance was reported in the Billboard magazine issue of September 5, 1964 under the "People And Places" -section: "Sam Cooke will guest on ABC-TV's new show "Shindig" Sept. 16."

mid September 1964
Sam Cooke's single "Cousin of Mine / That's Where it's at" (RCA Victor 47-8426) is released in mid September, it debuts on the Cashbox Top 100 chart at #69 on the week ending September 26, 1964 and
is reviewed in Billboard issue of 19 September 1964.

Saturday? 19? September 1964
Unknown location
The Valentinos recording session 5

Wednesday 23 September 1964

"The Last Girl" and "Looking for a Love" by the Isley Brothers are recorded at Atlantic Studios in New York City. According to Ronald Isley Dionne Warwick sings backing vocals on this session (I can't hear any female vocals on these tracks...) Jimi is not a member of the band at this point.

Postcard to Al Hendrix, stamped Monday 28 September 1964 in Columbus, Ohio
(Postcard depicts Port Columbus airport):
" Dear Dad. I hope everything's fine. Well here I am again, traveling to diffrent places. I'm on a tour which lasts about 35 days we're about 1/2 through it now. We've been through all the cities in the midwest east & south I'll write soon Jimmy"21

? September 1964
Sam Cooke / the Valentinos -Tour?
Columbus, Ohio

October 1964
Little Richard was booked to tour the UK and Europe but cancelled at the last minute. The 10 October 1964 issue of the UK magazine Melody Maker reported as follows: "The tour should have started at Leeds Queen's Hall last Friday. But Little Richard failed to appear, even though he was advertised as being on the bill. [At the gig] audience were offered their money back as they pelted the stage with fruit, vegetables, concert programmes [etc etc] in disgust." The date of the Leeds concert probably was / would have been 2 October 1964.

Thursday 1 October 1964 - Monday 5 October 1964
Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
Don Covay & the Goodtimers record
tracks that will later be released on the lp's "Mercy!" & "See-saw". Hendrix is probably not involved as he has been on the road with the Sam Cook package tour though he could have been in New York at the time of the sessions.

? October 1964
New York City, New York
The Billboard magazine issue of October 10, 1964 reports in the "People And Places" -section that  "Singer Sam Cooke is in New York this week for a 20th Century-Fox screen test"

Postcard to Al Hendrix, stamped Thursday 8 October 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio

(Postcard depicts the skyline of Jacksonville, Florida):
" Dear Dad. Here we are in Florida, we're going to play in Tampa tomorrow - then Miami, we're playing all through the south. We'll end up in Dallas Texas. My home address is Atlanta. I hope everyone's ok tell Grama in Canada hi for me. Tell Leon to be kool and go to school. I must run now - take it easy - My address is 318 Fort St. APT. 3 Atlanta Ga. Jimmy"21

? October 1964 Sam Cooke / the Valentinos or Jackie Wilson  -Tour?
Jacksonville?, Florida

? October 1964 Sam Cooke / the Valentinos or Jackie Wilson  -Tour?
Tampa, Florida

? October 1964 Sam Cooke / the Valentinos or Jackie Wilson  -Tour?
Miami, Florida

Saturday 17 October 1964
Sheffield, UK
The Isley Brothers start an UK tour with The Zombies, The Searchers, Dionne Warwick, Alan Elsdon, Tony Sheveton and The Voodoos. MC's "Syd and Eddie" (comedy act) [line-up confirmed by a concert program]. The tour includes the following dates (source: liner notes of the cd box-set "The Zombies: Zombie Heaven"):

October

17 Sheffield, 18 Liverpool, 19 Huddersfield, 21 Colchester, 22 Luton, 23 Slough, 24 Stoke, 25 Aston, 26 Taunton, 27 Exeter, 28 Gloucester, 29 Worcester, 30 Maidstone, 31 Bournemouth

November

1 Portsmouth, 3 Cambridge, 4 Leeds (Odeon), 5 Kingston, 6 Chester, 7 Doncaster (Gaumont), 8 Stockton (Odeon), 9 Glasgow (Odeon), 10 Chesterfield (ABC), 11 Cleethorpes (ABC), 12 Birmingham (Odeon), 13 East Ham (Granada), 14 Norwich (Theatre Royal), 15 Coventry (Theatre), 16 Nottingham (Odeon), 17 Bristol (Colston Hall), 18 Croydon (ABC), 19 Tunbridge Wells (Essoldo), 20 Cannock (Essoldo), 21 Newcastle (City Hall), 23 Manchester (Odeon)

Jimi is not a member of The Isley Brothers at this point.

? October 1964
Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
Mobile, Alabama
According to Guralnick this was the first date of the Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson tour.
Presented by Supersonic Attractions as "The Greatest Show of the Year" 6

Wednesday? 21? October 1964
Birmingham, Alabama
Concert ad published in this day's issue of Birmingham World, unknown if the ad was for a concert taking place the same day 11

Thursday 22 October 1964 (- 31 October 1964?) Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour

Town Hall, Brooklyn
The Billboard magazine issue of October 17, 1964 annouces in the "People And Places" -section that  "Singer Sam Cooke begins a 10-day engagement at the Town Hall, Brooklyn, Oct. 22." This date clashes badly with the next 24 October entry, this supposed 10-day engagement must have been moved, cancelled or shortened, there's more evidence for Sam Cooke having been in New Orleans & Raleigh at the time.

Saturday 24 October 1964 Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
New Orleans, Louisiana
Presented by Supersonic Attractions as "The Greatest Show of the Year". Raleigh radio station WKIX dj Charlie Brown conducts a phone interview with Sam Cooke, "Cousin Of Mine" (then number 3 on the WKIX hit list) and "Chain Gang" are played, Sam Cooke talks about the tour lineup (Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Jimmy Hughes, The Upsetters & The Valentinos (including Bobby Womack) & MC "Gorgeous" George Odell), says that "Cousin Of Mine" will be played at Dorton Arena and says that he'll be flying to Raleigh the next morning. You can listen to the interview here. The aircheck is unfortunately undated but a WKIX survey for week ending 14 November 1964 has "Cousin Of Mine" at #35 thus confirming that the radio interview took place around October 1964. Peter Guralnick gives the date of the New Orleans gig as 24 October, taken from a concert poster. 10

Sunday 25 October 1964 Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
J.S.Dorton Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Concert starts at 20.30

October? 1964 Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
Kansas City, Missouri
Jimi misses the tour bus in Kansas City and thus leaves the tour, he travels back to Atlanta (with The Mighty Hannibal?). Jimi: "Then I got stranded in Kansas City cause I missed the bus. So I was in Kansas City Missouri and didn't have any money. This group came up and brought me back to Atlanta, Georgia where I met Little Richard and started playing with him for a while." Interview with Klas Burling Stockholm 25 May 1967.

Mighty Hannibal (from the liner notes of the cd "Hannibalism!"): "Little Richard introduced me to Esquerita, the Magnificent Malochi, right here in New York. As a matter of fact, I introduced Richard to Jimi Hendrix. Jimi played some shows with me in Atlanta. He and his bass player Billy Cox used to do these shows with this guy Gorgeous George, the singer, not the wrestler. When they said that Jimi died the way that he did, I got mad. Jimi never even smoked a joint around me. He came up here and played with the isley Bros. And the Isley Bros. didn't really like the sound he had. They put Jimi out in the snow in Boston, the way I heard it. "

Saturday 31 October 1964 Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
unknown location, Norfolk
Presented by Supersonic Attractions as "The Greatest Show of the Year" 10
Unknown if Hendrix was still aboard the tour.

? November? 1964 Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis
A short news item about Jackie Wilson avoiding arrest at a concert in St. Louis was published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch 2 November 10 and Jet issue 19 November 1964. Unknown if Hendrix was still aboard the tour.

? November? 1964 Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
Nashville?
Peter Guralnick says Jackie Wilson joined the tour again in Nashville the next night after being arrested in St. Louis (p. 603) but does not offer any source for this information. Unknown if Hendrix was still aboard the tour.

Tuesday 3 November 1964
WHBQ-TV, Memphis, Tennessee
The Billboard magazine issue of November 28, 1964 reports in the "Radio-Tv Programming" -section that  "Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson broke it up recently on George Klein's WHBQ-TV (Memphis) dance show with a duet "Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha"". Unknown if Hendrix was still aboard the tour. Watch on YouTube

Tuesday 3 November 1964 Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennesee
The WHBQ-TV appearance and a concert at the Ellis Auditorium both took place on Election Day, 3 November. Unknown if Hendrix was still aboard the tour. 8

Sunday 8 November 1964 Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
Mosque, Richmond
2 shows - 7.30 & 10.00 P.M.
Line-up given on the poster: Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Garnet Mimms, Jimmy Hughes, Mittie Collier, The Upsetters, The Valentinos, The Upsetters Orchestra 7 Unknown if Hendrix was still aboard the tour.

November? 1964 Sam Cooke / Jackie Wilson -Tour
Dallas Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas? 12
Unknown if Hendrix was still aboard the tour.

November / December? 1964
Atlanta, Georgia
Jimi arrives in Atlanta (while playing with The Mighty Hannibal?). Jimi joins the Little Richard tour initially working as a valet for Gorgeous George and after a while progressing to Little Richard's guitar player. Little Richard's road manager Henry Nash recalls 46 that the band left Atlanta for Greenville and after the concert that night Jimi was allowed to participate in an after hours jam with the Upsetters.

Monday 23 November 1964
Odeon, Manchester, UK
Last date of The Isley Brothers UK tour.

Friday 11 December 1964
Los Angeles, California
Sam Cooke is shot dead at the Motel Hacienda.

Wednesday 16 December 1964
The ABC TV show "Shindig" [season 1, episode 19, production code 15-SHIN-64] aired on this day features The Isley Brothers performing "Shout" and Adam Faith performing "It's All Right" with the Isley Brothers on back-up vocals. Jimi was probably "unemployed" in Atlanta or already playing with Little Richard at this point. 2.52 of  "Shout" from this broadcast was released on the Isley Brothers compilation cd "It's Your Thing" in 1999.

Thursday 31 December 1964 ???
Greenville, South Carolina
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided. Regardless whether the date is correct Jimi probably did not yet play in Little Richard's band instead appearing with Gorgeous George.


1965

early January 1965
The Don Covay & the Goodtimers LP "Mercy!" is released19.

January? 1965
Little Richard recording session for Vee-Jay in Los Angeles, unknown whether Jimi was involved
65-7044 Something moves in my heart
65-7045 Without love (Danny Small)
65-7046 Dance what you wanna (Cooke, Alexander, White)
65-7047 Talkin bout soul

Monday 18 January 1965
New York City, New York
The Animals (with Chas Chandler) arrive in New York City

Thursday 21? January 1965

The Apollo, New York City, New York
The Animals (with Chas Chandler) perform at the Apollo, they are scheduled to appear for two days playing four shows each day but only manage the first performance before the rest in cancelled because of visa problems. 45

possibly January? 1965 with Little Richard
Harlem Duke Social Club, Prichard, Alabama
B.B.King recalls first meeting Jimi at "Tom Couch` place in Mobile" (Prichard is located next to Mobile) in a filmed interview available on YouTube, starting at 1.30 B.B. recalls "he was in the rhythm section for Little Richard". Read an article about the club here.

The date of the gig is unknown but since the tour started in Georgia on the East Coast and moved towards the West Coast finishing in Los Angeles it is likely that any gigs in Alabama took place before the known dates in Louisiana and Texas.

Friday 22 January 1965 with Little Richard

Bamboo Club, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Billed as "Little Richard and his Royal Show", time of concert given as "From 9 p.m. `til Friday Night". 41

Sunday 24 January 1965
New York City, New York
The Animals (with Chas Chandler) tape a live performance of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" for the Ed Sullivan Show, watch on YouTube. 45

Monday 25? January 1965 with Little Richard
Lafayette, Louisiana?
Jimi sends a postcard to Al Hendrix, stamped 25 January 1965 in Lafayette, Louisiana (Postcard depicts a Holiday Inn):
"Dearest Dad - I received your letter while I was in Atlanta. I'm playing with Little Richard now - We're going toward the West Coast. We're in Louisiana now. But my address will be Los Angeles when I write again. Jimmy"21 Scans of the postcard were published on the Experience Hendrix Facebook-page.
Note that 25 January, the date that the card was stamped, was a Monday. Jimi may have written the card during the preceding weekend, posted it and it might have been sorted & stamped only on Monday. Also, Little Richard may have had a gig in Lafayette but the entourage might also just have stopped there the night previous or after the Lake Charles appearance. The distance between Lake Charles and Lafayette, both in Louisiana, is 124 km / 77 miles.

Wednesday 27? January 1965 with Little Richard

500 Club, Houston, Texas
Jimi jams with Albert Collins 9

Thursday 28? January 1965 with Little Richard
Dallas, Texas
Jimi sends a postcard to Al Hendrix, stamped 28? January 1965 in Dallas, Texas (Postcard depicts the San Ann Motel in Dallas, Texas):
" Dearest Dad
Well - we just left Houston and we're now in Dallas. we'll play around here and Ft. Worth, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Louisiana for awhile, then we'll head for California - Little Richard left Seattle not too long ago - I wished I could've been with him then But we'll make it up there again soon. Tell Ben & Ernie that Houstons swinging, Jimmy" 25

Friday 29 January 1965
The Isley Brothers record "Simon Says" and "Wild As A Tiger" at Atlantic Studios in New York City. Jimi is not involved as he's on tour with Little Richard at the time.

late January? 1965 with Little Richard
unknown location, Ft. Worth, Texas
Gig mentioned in Jimi's 28? January postcard to Al. 25

late January? 1965 with Little Richard
unknown location, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Gig mentioned in Jimi's 28? January postcard to Al. 25

Sunday 31? January 1965 with Little Richard
Diamond Ballroom?, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
A gig in Oklahoma was mentioned in Jimi's 28? January postcard to Al. 25 Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.

Possibly February? 1965 with Little Richard?
City Auditorium, Colorado Springs, Colorado
It's possible Hendrix played with Little Richard in Colorado Springs in 1965. The shows MC, DJ Steve Scott "remembers the bandleader being pissed that Hendrix was getting so much attention" as recalled in the article "Rock of ages The Doors and the Dead? Hendrix and the Who? What were they doing here?" written by Bill Forman and published in Colorado Springs Independent 2 April 2009.

The date of the gig is unknown but since the tour started in Georgia on the East Coast and moved towards the West Coast finishing in Los Angeles it is likely that any gigs in Colorado took place after the known dates in Texas and Oklahoma.

? February 1965 with Little Richard
Jimi arrives in Los Angeles with Little Richard.

Friday 5 February 1965 with Little Richard?
Tony Ferra's Red Velvet Club, 6507 Sunset, Hollywood, California 44

Saturday 6 February 1965 with Little Richard?
Tony Ferra's Red Velvet Club, 6507 Sunset, Hollywood, California 44

February 1965
The Little Richard lp "His Greatest Hits" (Vee-Jay Records VJLP-1124) is released. Billboard gives it a four star review, the four star rating is awarded to records that have "sufficient commercial potential in their respective categories to merit being stocked by most dealers, one-stops and rack jobbers handling that category". 43

Monday 15 February 1965
The 49er, 10715 East Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California
Ike & Tina Turner Revue performs at the club. Unknown if Hendrix played on this date. 35

Saturday 20 February 1965 with Little Richard?
An episode of the tv show "Hollywood A Go Go" featuring Little Richard is broadcast on this date. The recording date of the show is unknown. I have not seen the footage though it apparently does still exist. The appearance is listed in the tv guide for Saturday Evening as:
"9 - LITTLE RICHARD
on THE ONE! THE ONLY!
HOLLYWOOD a GO GO" 36

Sunday 21 February 1965 with Ike and Tina Turner and Little Richard
23
Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Jimi - "Yeah, I came out here before, yeah. I played here at the Fillmore with Ike and Tina and Little Richard about 4 or 5 years ago." Taped interview with Gus Gossert between 10-12 October 1968 at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco.

John Goddard: "My favourite Fillmore show was Little Richard. The auditorium was packed, but then again, I never went to the Fillmore during that era when it wasn't packed. Charles Sullivan really brought in the bag name acts. I was a huge Little RIchard fan, and I was up front, taking tons of pictures. It was only years later that I found out that the guitar player, who kept getting in the way, was Jimi Hendrix. I remember him because he played with his teeth and behind his neck, but to me that night, he was just this guitar player who kept getting in the way of me taking pictures of Little Richard." From the book "Harlem of the West - The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era" by Elizabeth Pepin and Lewis Watts.

between February - April 1965
The tracks "My Diary" and "Utee" by Rosa Lee Brooks are recorded in Los Angeles, California.

late February / early March
The Isley Brothers release the 45 "Simon Says / Wild As A Tiger"17.

Monday 1 March 1965 with Little Richard
The 49er, 10715 East Valley Boulevard, El Monte, California 35

Saturday 6 March 1965 with Little Richard

An episode of the tv show "American Bandstand" featuring Little Richard performing "It Ain't Whatcha Do" and "Lucille" is broadcast on ABC on this date. The show was presented by Dick Clark and filmed in Los Angeles, California. The performance is a playback (recording date unknown) but one of the royal guardsmen behind Little Richard is Jimi Hendrix doing a cameo. Watch it on YouTube

Monday 8 March 1965
Bob Dylan releases the 45 "Subterranean Homesick Blues / She Belongs To Me" (Columbia 4-43242) 26

Monday 8 March 1965 with Little Richard
The Pink Carousel, 11500 Paramount Boulevard, Downey, California
Little Richard "Plus an All Star Cast". 34

Friday 19 March 1965 with Little Richard
Ciro's aka Ciro's Le Disc, 8433 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California
Advertized in "Valley News" 19 March 1965: "Ciro's in Hollywood brings in famed Little Richard to headline a big Friday and Saturday show". Jimi states in the 15 June 1969 interview with Nancy Carter that he played Ciro's with Little Richard.

Saturday 20 March 1965 with Little Richard
Ciro's aka Ciro's Le Disc, 8433 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California

Monday 22 March 1965
Bob Dylan releases the lp "Bringing It All Back Home" (Columbia CL 2328 (M) and CS 9128 (S)) 60
Side A
"Subterranean Homesick Blues / She Belongs To Me / Maggie's Farm / Love Minus Zero / No Limit / Outlaw Blues / On The Road Again / Bob Dylan's 115th Dream"
Side B
"Mr. Tambourine Man / Gates Of Eden / It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) / It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"

Friday 2 April 1965 with Little Richard
Rollarena, San Leandro, California 14

Saturday 3 April 1965 with Little Richard?
Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California?
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.

Monday 5 April 1965
The Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon
Ike & Tina Turner Revue performs at The Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon. Unknown if Hendrix played on this date.

Friday 9 April 1965 with Little Richard?
Ciro's aka Ciro's Le Disc, 8433 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California?
Roby & Schreiber list two more dates at Ciro's in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided. A duplicate date for the 19-20 March appearance or did Little Richard play the club twice in March - April 1965?

Saturday 10 April 1965 with Little Richard?
Ciro's aka Ciro's Le Disc, 8433 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California?

mid April 1965
with Little Richard
New York City, New York
Hendrix arrives in New York with Little Richard.

Friday 16 April 1965 with Little Richard?
An episode of the tv show "Shebang!" featuring Little Richard is broadcast on this date, in color. The show was presented by KRLA dj Casey Kasem and produced by Dick Clark Productions. Some shows still survive, whether this is one of them is not known, no video seems to circulate. The recording date is unknown. Since the tv guide listed this as "Shebang! Casey Kasem, Little Richard" one assumes Richard was the headlining guest and thus did perform on the show  - but was the show broadcast live or did they use a pre-recorded performance, did Little Richard appear in playback, solo or with a band? 38

Friday 16 April 1965 with Little Richard
Paramount Theater, 43rd Street and Broadway, New York City, New York
Headliner is comedian Soupy Sales, the line-up also includes the Detergents (featuring future the Archies lead singer Ron Dante), the Hullaballoos, the Exciters, Little Richard and the Royal Company, The Hollies, Sandy Shaw, Vibrations, Dee Dee Warwick, King Curtis, the Uniques and a movie showing. The show was promoted by Morris Levy who had rented the theater for a year and booked Soupy Sales to appear for one week (source: The New York Times 17 April 1965, available in the website archive)

Saturday 17 April 1965 with Little Richard
Paramount Theater, 43rd Street and Broadway, New York City, New York
Little Richard was thrown off the bill after two days:
"The colourful rock `n`roll star billed as Little Richard claims he was bounced from the big show at the Paramount after playing only two days of a scheduled 10-day gig. The promoters of the divertissement counter that he was unco-operative, stayed on stage too long, and commited other sins cardinal in the profession" 39

Friday 30 April 1965 with Little Richard
Union College Field House, Schenectady, New York
Complete line-up: The Shirelles, Gary (U.S.) Bonds and Little Richard. Concert at 8:30 p.m., tickets in adavnce (Miller's Music Store) and at the door $2.50. 32

Postcard to Al Hendrix, stamped Sunday 2 May 1965 in New York City

(Postcard depicts a Unisphere, a sculpture made for New York World's Fair 1964-65):
" Dear Dad. Well, I made another drastic move. We're in New York now. We've been here for about a week now. I guess we'll stay here about a month, playing diffrent jobs around town here, and New Jersey. So, take it easy, write back soon. Jimmy My adress is Theresa Hotel 2090 Rm 416 7th Av NY"

Saturday 8 May 1965 with Little Richard?
Syracuse College, Women's Building, Syracuse, New York?
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.

Saturday 8 May 1965

Jayne Mansfield (or someone acting on her behalf) signs a recording contract with PPX Enterprises, Inc. 31


May 1965
The Little Richard 45 "Without Love / Dance What You Wanna" (Vee-Jay VJ 665) is released 42

Wednesday 12? May 1965 with Little Richard
Donnelly Theater, Boston, Massachusetts
Roby & Schreiber list this date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.
Peter Guralnick:
"Maybe what stands out most of all for me, though, is Little Richard’s epic “I Don’t Know What You’ve Got (But It’s Got Me).” As Joe wrote on the final page of the book, it is “arguably the greatest soul ballad of all time. The Mt Rushmore of soul.” And it is. I can remember seeing Richard with Jimi Hendrix on guitar at the Donnelly Theater in Boston in May of 1965 around the time he recorded the song. (I ushered the show!) He didn’t sing “I Don’t Know What You’ve Got” that night. His showstopper was “Shake a Hand,” on which he left the mike and came to the edge of the stage, projecting his voice effortlessly without amplification and imploring the audience to join him. Which, without hesitating for a second, they very soulfully did." From www.peterguralnick.com/post/51797896602/a-word-from-mr-c-lost-soul

Donnelly Theatre has also been known as Loew's State Theater, Donnelly Memorial Theater and Back Bay Theater. It is possible that a live recording was made on this date, please see "The Live Tape" page.

Monday 17? May 1965 with Little Richard?
WABC-TV, New York City, New York
An upcoming tv appearance by Little Richard was advertised on the WABC 11 May 1965 radio survey: "Next week, Cousin Brucie's "Go Go" TV guests are Ruby & the Romantics, Timi Yuro, and Little Richard". The broadcast is likely to have taken place at 19.00 on Monday 17 May 1965, unknown whether Little Richard actually appeared and if he did what he performed. 47

Wednesday? May? 1965 with Little Richard
Long Pond Inn, Greenwood Lake, New York
Peter Sando (of the Rahgoos / Gandalf) and Eddie Gamble (playing in a band with drummer Johnny Gerard) both attend. 37

May 1965
with Little Richard
Jimi receives payment from "Little Richard's Productions" for the "period ending May 27", netto sum $166.55. 33

18 June - 24? June 1965
Apollo Theatre, New York City
Billboard magazine issue June 26 1965 reports under "People And Places": "Joe Tex and King Curtis head the list of performers at the Apollo Theatre, New York, for a week beginning Friday (18)". Hendrix probably did not play King Curtis at the time.

Saturday 3 July 1965 with Little Richard
Unknown location, Wildwood, New Jersey
This date is discussed on this website: www.atlanticcityweekly.com/news-and-views/hendrix_in_wildwood-50788537.html. The page includes this recollection by Jerry Blavat:

"Do you remember hosting an historic Little Richard show at a vacant Acme market site in Wildwood the summer of 1965 or '66? My brother and I attended this show and we have both believed for years that the guitarist in Richard's band that night was the unknown "Jimmy" Hendrix. -- Rick Vito

Sure do, Rick. And your memory is excellent. It was a record hop I held on July 3, 1965, which I remember because it was my birthday. And you're right -- at that time Jimi Hendrix was a member of Little Richard's band, as was Preston Epps ("Bongo Rock"), who was then Richard's drummer. They had come from L.A., where Richard was living at that time, and were touring with him."

Around June - July? 1965

WLAC-TV studios, L & C Tower, 159 4th Avenue North, Nashville
Jimi appears as a guitar player with "The Royal Company" playing back-up for Buddy & Stacy on the WLAC-TV Channel 5 show "Night Train" performing "Shotgun". On the same show Jimmy Church performs "In The Midnight Hour", the Wilson Pickett version of the song was released in late June - early July. Billy Cox has said that Jimi left and returned to Nashville several times, this could have been one of those visits...

According to Roby & Schreiber in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" the date was 6 July and Little Richard performed at the New Era Club that evening with Jimi having a jam session with Glen Willings, George Yates and Johnny Jones afterwards at the Del Morocco. No source for the information is provided.

Tuesday 6 July 1965 with Little Richard?
New Era Club, Nashville, Tennessee?
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.

Around June - July? 1965
Starday Studio, Dickerson Road, Nashville, Tennesee
Frank Howard & the Commanders record "I'm So Glad". Billy Cox has stated that Hendrix appears on the track, as has Frank Howard. According to Howard Johnny Jones played lead guitar and Hendrix rhythm, he also says that the flipside of the single "I'm sorry for you" also has Hendrix on it. The date of the session is unknown, but it's likely to be around this time since the Commanders appeared on the "The Beat !!!!" TV show in late 65 - early 66 performing "I'm So Glad".

Friday 9 July 1965 with Little Richard?
Flamingo Club, Newport, Kentucky?
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.

Saturday 10 July 1965 with Little Richard?
Flamingo Club, Newport, Kentucky?
Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.

Monday 12? July? 1965 with Little Richard
Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, New York
Roby & Schreiber give these dates for the Apollo gig in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided.
Robert Penniman: "It came to a head in New York where we had been playing the Apollo, and Hendrix missed the bus to Washington, D.C., I gave him the word that his services were no longer required. We had some words. I explained why we were doing this. I was running the road for Richard and I didn't accept that kind of bullshit. 7

Tuesday 13? July? 1965 with Little Richard
Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, New York

Wednesday 14? July? 1965 with Little Richard
Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, New York

Thursday 15? July? 1965 with Little Richard
Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, New York

July? 1965
New York City, New York
Jimi quits Little Richard.
- "I guess about, I guess I played with him for about 6 months, I guess. About 5 or 6 months. And I got tired of all that, played some shows with Ike and Tina Turner, and I went back to New York and played with King Curtis and Joey Dee" Interview with Klas Burling Stockholm 25 May 1967.
- "He scraped together enough money to make it to Atlanta, Georgia, where he joined the Little Richard package tour, again touring all over, finally playing with Ike and Tina Turner on the West Coast. When the tour arrived in New York Jimi left Little Richard and became one of Joey Dee's Starliters." Sleeve notes of the UK release of "Are You Experienced".

July? 1965

New York City, New York?
Jimi joins the Isley Brothers again.

July? 1965 with the Isley Brothers?
unknown location, Waterbury, Connecticut
Outdoor concert featuring The Blue Beats, Little Eva (?), The Angels (?), The Isley Brothers, Gary "U.S." Bonds, Soupy Sales
Exact date unconfirmed so it's not possible to say for sure whether Hendrix already had joined the Isley Brothers or if he still was with Little Richard. 

Craig Carlson: "Blue Beats/Gary "US" Bonds/Isley Brothers/Soupy Sales; Waterbury, CT, Spring 1965. Bonds and Isley's were
just incredibly kinetic, jumping, dancing, leaping. The Isley's guitarist even played with his teeth and behind his back! Soupy was good, too." 20

? (summer) 1965 with the Isley Brothers
Paterson Armory. Paterson, New Jersey
See UV #40 for photo by Robert H. Wagschal

? July 1965 with the Isley Brothers
Hejaz Grotto, New Haven, Connecticut
See UV #40 for photo by Sal Manzi. The photo is credited in Univibes as having been taken at the "Hejazz Grotto Hall", this is a slight typo as the correct name & spelling of the location is "Hejaz Grotto".

Tuesday? 20? July 1965
Bob Dylan releases the 45 "Like A Rolling Stone / Gates Of Eden" (Columbia 4-43346). The single was in the news because of the length of the tracks, Billboard reported "TWO-MINUTE SINGLE PASSE?" as the A side ran for over 6 minutes and the B side for 5 minutes and added that "a special DJ single has been created featuring parts one and two of "Rolling Stone". 27

Sunday 25 July 1965
Newport Folk Festival, Festival Field, Newport, Rhode Island
Dylan goes electric at Newport

Tuesday 27 July 1965

New York City, New York
Jimi signs an "Exclusive Recording Artist Contract" with Sue Records, Inc. & Henry "Juggy" Murray Jr. at the Sue office on 265 West 54th Street. Except for a demo recording that according to Jimi he recorded himself and brought to Juggy Murray no recordings are known to have been made for Sue. The demo has never surfaced.

? August 1965 with the Isley Brothers
Essex County Country Club, West Orange, New Jersey
See UV #40 for photo by Frank Seay

Thursday 5 August 1965
Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
"Move Over And Let Me Dance" and "Have You Ever Been Disappointed" by the Isley Brothers are recorded. See Univibes #40 for photo by Frank Seay

Sunday 15 August 1965
Shea Stadium, New York City, New York
First date of the Beatles' US tour, support acts include King Curtis & the Kingpins, Cannibal & The Headhunters, Brenda Holloway and The Sounds Incorporated. The Shea Stadium concert is filmed for a tv special. Still not officially released on dvd in it's entirety (parts were used for the Beatles "Anthology" -documentary) the film apart from featuring the Beatles also includes some short glimpses of
King Curtis & the Kingpins and the other support acts. Tour continues with the same line-up until 31st of August when the final concert is given at the Cow Palace, San Francisco, California.

30 August 1965
Bob Dylan releases the lp "Highway 61 Revisited" (Columbia CL 2389 (M) and CS 9189 (S)) 61
Side A
"Like A Rolling Stone / Tombstone Blues / It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry / From A Buick 6 / Ballad Of A Thin Man"
Side B
"Queen Jane Approximately / Highway 61 Revisited / Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues / Desolation Row"

Tuesday 7? September 1965
Bob Dylan releases the 45 "Positively 4th Street / From A Buick 6" (Columbia 4-43389). Because of a mistake at the Columbia Records Santa Maria, California pressing plant 17 000 copies of the single were pressed with "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" on the A side. So the discs were labelled "Positively 4th Street" but actually played "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?". "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?" was officially released as a single a few months later in December 1965 but this mispressing used a different take (30 July 1965, take 17), thus this version is now called "alternate" version when it was actually the first version released - though accidentally. 29

Tuesday 5? October 1965

America Hotel, New York City, New York
Jimi is introduced to Curtis Knight.

Wednesday 6 October 1965 with Curtis Knight
Studio 76, New York City, New York
Jimi records "How Would You Feel" with Curtis Knight. "Welcome Home", "Don't Accuse Me" and "You Don't Want Me" might also have been recorded during this or other sessions in October. See the Curtis Knight 1965 studio recordings -page.

Saturday 9 October 1965 with the Isley Brothers
Bowman Gymnasium, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
with Booker T and the MGs, see Univibes #43 for photo and article, also online on the Univibes website: http://www.univibes.com/JimiPlaysIndiana1965.html

Monday 11 October 1965
"Hullabaloo", NBC
The Animals (with Chas Chandler) appear on the tv show "Hullabaloo" performing "It's My Life" . Billboard issue 16 October 1965 reported: "The Animals, appearing on NBC-TV's "Hullabaloo" Oct. 11, are set to appear on the ABC-TV special "Little Red Riding Hood" to be aired Nov. 28, but due to union rules forbidding British artists to record in the States, the group will record the soundtrack in Bermuda"

Friday 15 October 1965
New York City, New York
Jimi signs a contract with P.P.X. Enterprises Inc.stating amongst other things that he'll "produce and play and/or sing exclusively for P.P.X. Enterprises Inc. for three (3) years from above date", "services will include singing and/or arrangements" and that "Jimmy Hendrix shall play instruments for P.P.X".
Contract reproduced in the booklet for the cd "The Authentic PPX Studio Recordings Vol. 2".

Wednesday 3 November 1965 with Joey Dee and the Starliters
Go-Go McVans, Buffalo, New York
Photos & newspaper ads from this gig (and possibly others) sold on eBay in 2003. The pictures in the eBay listing were too small for the text to be read properly, so the date(s) are currently not 100% certain. Most of the photos later popped up in bigger size on the site http://www.itsonlyrocknroll.com/, but the newspaper ads were not included. Apparently the person who took (and sold) the pictures followed the band around for a period of time, so it's not known at exactly which location the photos were taken at. One of the photos is dated 3 November on the back, but since the gig ad pics are too small to read it's not possible to check if the Buffalo date indeed was on the 3rd of November. Itsonlyrocknroll.com lists the pics as Buffalo 3 November so I'll have to take their word for it for now...

The band at this point includes Hendrix on guitar, Jimmy Mayes on drums, Calvin Duke on organ, Joey Dee on vocals and others.

Saturday 13 November 1965
Nashville?
The Spidells, Jimmy Church and the King Kasuals (probably featuring Billy Cox) perform at an unknown location. The poster says the show was presented by "rho epsilon rho" and took place in "Gym B" so this seems to have been an university show but exact location is unknown.

Postcard to Al Hendrix, stamped Wednesday 24 November 1965 in Lynn, Massachusetts
(Postcard depicts Castle Mar Motel, Revere Beach, Massachusetts):
"Dear Dad - We're in Boston Mass. We'll be here for about 10 days. We're actually playing in Revere. tell "Ernie" I'm in her home state - I'm playing up here with Joey Dee and the Starliters. I hope everything's alright - we're right next to the ocean right across the street! Jimmy"
Reproduced in Univibes #5.

? November 1965 with Joey Dee and the Starliters
Revere, Massachusetts

? November? 1965 with Chuck Jackson and Joey Dee & the Starliters ?
Cleveland, Ohio
Jimi mentions playing with Chuck Jackson in Cleveland in an article published by "Cleveland Plain Dealer" 29 March 1968, reprinted in Univibes #28. In the book "Electric Gypsy" a concert with Chuck Jackson and Joey Dee & the Starliters is listed for Cleveland in 1965, I don't know what was the source of this information.

Sunday 28 November 1965
ABC-TV
First broadcast of the ABC-TV special
"The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood". The Animals (with Chas Chandler) appear in the show as "the Wolf Pack" and perform "Snubbed" (with Cyril Ritchard, the wolf) and "We're Gonna Howl Tonight". The original cast album for the show,  "The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood" (ABC 536) was released roughly a week in advance of the tv broadcast 15. The 50 minute show was released on dvd in 2007.

Monday 29 November 1965
Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
Ray Sharpe (with unknown backing band) records "That's The Way I Feel", "Hey Little Girl", "My Babe", "100 Pounds Of Clay", "Gettin' The Feeling (Help Me)" & "Haunted House". Nothing from this session was ever released, see the
Ray Sharpe recordings-section for more details. Hendrix very likely did not participate as he was still on tour with Joey Dee & the Starliters.

Saturday 4 December 1965
Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
King Curtis with Paul Griffin - piano, Cornell Dupree - guitar, Chuck Rainey - bass & Ray Lucas - drums records "Dancing In The Streets", "Grass Skirts" & "Hollywood". "Dancing In The Streets" is released on the Atco (45-6429?) 45 "Dancing In The Streets / He'll Have To Go", the other two tracks remain unreleased. Unknown if Hendrix participated.

December 1965 with Curtis Knight
Studio 76, New York City, New York
Jimi partcipates in at least one recording session during December, possibly "Simon Says". See the 1965 studio recordings -page.

Tuesday 21 December 1965
Bob Dylan releases the 45 "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? / Highway 61 Revisited" (Columbia 4-43477). 28 This issue of the single uses take 10 from 30 November 1965, a different version than on the single accidentally released in September 1965.

Sunday 26 December 1965 with Curtis Knight
George's Club 20, Hackensack, New Jersey
A still not quite confirmed date with Curtis Knight, possibly appearing as the Lovelights



1966

Postcard to Al Hendrix, stamped Thursday 13 January 1966 in New York City
(Postcard depicts the Empire State Building):
" Dear Dad. Well...I'm just dropping in a few words to let you know that every thing's so-so here in this big raggedy city of New York. Everything's happening bad here - I hope everyone at home is alright - tell Leon I said Hello - I'll write you a letter real soon - And I will try to send a decent pitcure - So until then I hope you're doing alright. tell Ben & Ernie I play the blues like they NEVER heard - Love always Jimmy"21

Thursday 20 January 1966
Jayne Mansfield fills in an application for "Cabaret Or Public Dance Hall Employee's Identification Card", the application is dated 20 January 1966 and stamped with "issue temporary card".The card application must have been in connection with her booking at the Latin Quarter. Jayne is staying at the Americana Hotel at 7th Avenue and 52nd Street. 30

Saturday 22 January 1966 with Curtis Knight
George's Club 20, Hackensack, New Jersey
A still not quite confirmed date with Curtis Knight, possibly appearing as the Lovelights

January - March 1966
Jayne Mansfield appears at the New York City nightclub Latin Quarter 200 W 48th St. 30

Friday 21 January 1966 with Ray Sharpe with the King Curtis Orchestra

Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
"Help Me" is recorded, personnel included: Ray Sharpe - vocals, Ray Lucas - drums, Chuck Rainey - bass, Cornell Dupree - lead guitar, Jimi Hendrix - rhythm guitar, Melvin Lastie - trumpet, "King" Curtis Ousley - tenor sax, Willie Bridges - baritone sax. Hendrix himself confirmed that he plays on the track, see Ray Sharpe recordings -section.

Wednesday 26 January 1966
Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
The Coasters (with King Curtis) record "She's A Yum Yum" & "Saturday Night Fish Fry", released as the A & B sides of Atco 45-6407. Personnel included:
King Curtis - tenor sax, Paul Griffin - piano, Cornell Dupree - guitar, Hugh McCracken - guitar, Chuck Rainey - bass, Ray Lucas - drums plus brass section, probably Melvin Lastie or Ernie Royal - trumpets, possibly Willie Outerbridge - baritone sax and Robert Asher - trombone 48

King Curtis records "Quicksand", personnel included: King Curtis - tenor sax, Paul Griffin - piano, Cornell Dupree - guitar, Hugh McCracken - guitar, Chuck Rainey - bass, Ray Lucas - drums. The track is released on the single "On Broadway / Quicksand" Atco 45-6406.

Unknown if Hendrix participated in these sessions, probably not as the tape log lists Hugh McCracken on 2nd guitar for the King Curtis session.

Monday 14 February 1966
Bob Dylan releases the 45 "One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) / Queen Jane Approximately" (Columbia 4-43541) 56

Saturday 19 February 1966
New York City, New York
Curtis Knight signs a (second?) contract with RSVP.

Sunday 27 February 1966 with King Curtis?
Pittsfield Boys' Club, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
The McCoys, The Crystals & King Curtis and his band. Poster for this concert was auctioned by www.itsonlyrocknroll.com in 2005. The auction listing claimed that Hendrix was playing with King Curtis at the time but there doesn't seem to be any actual evidence to back this up.

Wednesday 2 March 1966
New York City, New York
The mastertape boxes for the mono mixes used by Fairmount to press the Lonnie Youngblood 45 "Soul food (That's a What I Like) / Goodbye, Bessie Mae" (Fairmount Records F-1022) have the date 2 March 1966 on them. 49 Whether this was just a mixing session or also the date of the actual recording session for the tracks is unknown. The single doesn't actually come out until April 1967.

Friday 4 March 1966

Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
King Curtis with Cornell Dupree - guitar (rest of the personnel unknown) records "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "The Shadow Of Your Smile" & "On Broadway" all tracks released on the lp "That Lovin' Feeling" Atco LP33-189, "On Broadway also released on the 45 "On Broadway / Quicksand" Atco 45-6406. Unknown if Hendrix participated.

Tuesday 22 March 1966
Bob Dylan releases the 45 "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 /
Pledging My Time" (Columbia 4-43592) 57

Unknown date 1966
Hendrix participates in a recording session that produces 4 tracks subsequently released as two 45s: The Icemen with "(My Girl) She's A Fox" and "(I Wonder) What It Takes" (later released as Samar S-111) and Jimmy Norman with "You're Only Hurting Yourself" and "That Little Old Groovemaker" (later released as Samar 112). These 4 tracks have similar instrumentation, "You're Only Hurting Yourself" has what sounds like The Icemen on backing vocals and they were released with consecutive Samar label numbers thus it seems likely they were all cut during one session. See the Jimmy Norman -artists entry for more information.

Wednesday 30 March 1966
New York City, New York
Jimi signs a publishing contract with R.S.V.P. MUSIC, INC for the track "I Ain't Taking Care of No Business". He's credited as the sole composer for the song. The contract was offered for sale by Lelands.com in 2002. See the 1966 studio recordings -page.

late March / early April 1966
The Ray Sharpe with the King Curtis Orchestra 45 "Help me (Get The Feeling)" is released.

April 1966
The Curtis Knight single "How Would You Feel / Welcome Home" featuring Hendrix on guitar is released.

Friday 15 April 1966
Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
King Curtis (with unknown personnel) records "How About You", "Doctor Of Love", "Frog Leg", "The Train" & "He'll Have To Go". Only "He'll Have To Go" from this session has been released on the 45 "Dancing In The Streets / He'll Have To Go" Atco (45-6429?), the other tracks remain unreleased. Unknown if Hendrix participated.

April 1966
The Billboard magazine issue for April 16, 1966 featured on news item by Mike Gross on the frontpage with the headline "'Rocksteria' Grips New York as Clubs Sprout Up With Teen Acts". The article listed several new clubs to open in the city, including: "Opening this week are Ondine, which begins a new policy of top group bookings...Due to open April 28 is the Cheetah, a teen-oriented nightclub..."

Thursday 28 April 1966 with Ray Sharpe & King Curtis
Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
A remake of Sharpe's "Linda Lu", "I can't take it" and "Baby how about you" are recorded. Hendrix plays guitar on the session, but none of the tracks were released and the masters have been destroyed. personnel included: Ray Sharpe - vocals, King Curtis - tenor sax, Jimi Hendrix - guitar, Cornell Dupree - guitar, Chuck Rainey - bass, Ray Lucas - drums and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - drums.

Monday 2 May (-15? May ) 1966
Ondine, New York City
The Billboard magazine reports: April 30, 1966 issue under "From The Music Capitals Of The World": "The Bobby Fuller Four will make their New York nightclub debut with a two-week engagement at Ondine beginning May 2" and in the May 14, 1966 issue in the "Talent" section: "The Bobby Fuller Four, in their opening Monday (2) night at Ondine discotheque, presented an exiting show..."

Thursday 5 May 1966 with King Curtis & the Kingpins
Prelude Club, New York City, New York
Jimi plays with the Kingpins at the release party for the Percy Sledge lp "When a man loves a woman". See this link for photos: http://www.popsiephotos.com The lp sleeve can be seen as decoration in the background. The photos show the Kingpins backing Percy Sledge, Esther Phillips and Wilson Pickett. Don Covay also attended but it's unknown if he performed or was just a guest.

Saturday 7 May 1966
Announced in the Billboard magazine May 21, 1966 issue: "ATLANTA - WAII-TV launched a half-hour r&b music show May 7. Host is Bill (Hoss Man) Allen, veteran r&b air personality. Titled "The !!!! Beat," the show will feature name guest artists plus the regulars of the !!!! Beat Boys Band with guitarist Gatemouth Brown and Frank Howard and the Commanders. The Saturday afternoon show is in color. " Hendrix never appered on the show but Billy Cox  did, he played bass in Frank Howard and the Commanders.

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Thursday 12? May - 18 May 1966 with Curtis Knight
Cheetah, New York City, New York
"The Village Voice", magazine published once a week in New York City, runs an ad for the Cheetah club in the 12 May issue, advertizing "The Denims and Curtiss Night" as the house bands of the club. Billboard magazine May 21, 1966 issue reported: "The Denims and Curtis Knight will be appearing at Cheetah until May 18. The Soul Searchers and the Commanders follow until June 1."

Monday 16 - Thursday 19 May 1966
Ondine, New York City
Billboard magazine issue May 21, 1966 reports under "Signings": "International Submarine Band opens at Ondine Monday (16) for a four-day stint"

Tuesday 31 May 1966
Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
King Curtis & Bonnie Floyd (rest of the personnel unknown) record "
Blast Off", released on the 45 "Pata Pata / Blast Off" (Atlantic 45-2468) (Credited to The Atlantic Sounds). Two more tracks were also recorded, credited only to Bonnie Floyd: "Castle for Two" and "Let Them Talk", these haven't been released. Unknown if Hendrix participated.

Friday 10 June 1966
Bob Dylan releases the 45 "I Want You / Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" (Columbia 4-43683). The B-side is "Recorded Live in Liverpool England". 66

Friday 10 June 1966
New York City, New York
The Squires sign a contract with RSVP records. The signing members listed included Napoleon Anderson, Nathaniel Edmonds, Marion Booker and Jimmy Hendrix.

? June 1966
Allegro Sound Studios, New York City, New York
Curtis Knight & the Squires record four instrumentals: "Station Break", "Flying On Instruments (aka Knock Yourself Out?)", "Kato's Special (aka Hornet's Nest)" & "No Such Animal". Two of them are released on the 45 "Hornet's Nest / Knock Yourself Out" (RSVP 1124), No Such Animal will only get released after Hendrix's death and "Station Break" remains unreleased. See the 1966 studio recordings -page.

Monday 20 June 1966
Bob Dylan releases the double lp "Blonde On Blonde" (Columbia C2L 41 (M) and C2S 841 (S)) 65
Side A
"Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 / Pledging My Time / Visions Of Johanna / One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)"
Side B    
"I Want You / Memphis Blues Again / Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat / Just Like A Woman"
Side C
"Most Likely You Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine / Temporary Like Achilles / Absolutely Sweet Marie / 4th Time Around / Obviously 5 Believers"
Side D     
"Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands"

Tuesday 21 June 1966
New York City, New York
Jimi signs a publishing contract with R.S.V.P. MUSIC, INC for the track "No Such Animal". He's credited as the sole composer for the song. Reproduced in UV #22. He also signs a second contract for the tracks "Station Break" and "Flying On Instruments", for which he gets co-composing credit together with Jerry Simon. The second contract was offered for sale by Lelands.com in 2002.

Undated 1966
Central Park, East Side at 75th Street, New York City, New York
A nice period 1966 British Pathè newsreel about the "Alice in Wonderland" statue can be viewed on YouTube. Here's where the Jimi Hendrix Experience were photographed 2 years later for an image that Jimi wanted to use for the cover of Electric Ladyland. As seen in the film, to quote the Central Park website, "The sculpture is a favorite among children, who love to climb atop it and explore its varied textures and hiding spaces." We don't know when Jimi first saw the statue or when he got the idea of having the band climb on it and pose together with children for an lp cover but he must have seen it already before leaving for London. Using an "Alice in Wonderland" -image for the cover of an lp titled "Electric Ladyland" with the band posing as playing children clearly was meant to carry some sort of a message, unfortunately we'll never know why and when Jimi got the idea - or if it indeed originally was his idea to take the picture.

Friday 22 July 1966
Allegro Sound Studios, New York City
Lonnie Youngblood recording session, Jimi is not involved 49

Wednesday? 3? August? 1966 with the Blue Flame
Cafe Wha?, New York City, New York
After the Animals concert at Central Park Chas Chandler visits Cafe Wha? and meets Hendrix 22

Wednesday 3 August 1966
Atlantic Studios, New York City, New York
King Curtis with unknown personnel records "The Girl From Ipanema" & "Moonglow" both tracks released on the lp "That Lovin' Feeling" Atco LP33-189. Hendrix probably did not participate.

Thursday 4 August 1966

Allegro Sound Studios, New York City
Lonnie Youngblood recording session, Jimi is not involved. "The Grass (Will Sing For You)" was probably recorded either on this date or 23 August 1966. 49, 50

unknown date 1966 with the Blue Flame
Cafe Wha?, New York City, New York
Peter Sando attends one of the concerts.

Thursday 18 August 1966

Bob Dylan releases the 45 "Just Like A Woman / Obviously 5 Believers" (Columbia 4-43792) 58

Tuesday 23 August 1966
Shea Stadium, New York City, New York
The Beatles appear for the 2nd time at the Shea Stadium.

Tuesday 23 August 1966
Allegro Sound Studios, New York City
Lonnie Youngblood recording session, Jimi is not involved. "The Grass (Will Sing For You)" was probably recorded either on this date or 4 August 1966. 49, 50

August 1966
Cheetah, New York City, New York
The Bruthers perform at the Cheetah (source: advertized on a Beatles Shea Stadium flyer)

August 1966
The Pittsburgh Courier 27 August 1966 issue reports: "Vee Jay records, once a big name in the rhythm and blues field, is being liquidated by federal court order in Los Angeles because of debts ($1.5 million owed Uncle Sam and $2 million to creditors). Founded by a Chicago couple, Jimmy and Vivian Bracken, it launched the career's of such stars as Jerry Butler, Betty Everett, Little Richard, Jimmy Reed, etc"

unknown date 1966 with Curtis Knight
The Lighthouse, New York City, New York
Eddie Gamble (then with Joey Seton) says he was on the same bill with Jimi when he was playing with Curtis Knight at the Lighthouse 37. King George when asked in the Univibes interview about the last club that Jimi played before going to England says that Jimi played "for 4-5 days" at the Lighthouse. He also mentions "hangin out" with Jimi at the club.

Tuesday 6 September 1966 - Tuesday 13 September 1966 with John Hammond & the Blue Flame
The line-up included Tim Hardin, The Times Square Two, John Hammond Jr., Ellen McIlwaine, Jeremy Steig and The Satyrs 63
The www.originalcafeaugogo.com website says: "Tim Hardin was a famous American folksinger and songwriter. The Times Square Two were an extremely eccentric two-man act of ragtime, folk music, comedy, acting and juggling, formed by Canadian singer, guitarist and performer Michel Choquette and British folksinger Peter Elbling. Ellen McIlwaine is and American singer-songwriter and musician best know for her work as a slide guitarist. Jerem Steig and The Satyrs were a New York jazz-rock fusion group led by flautist Jeremy Steig. The noy yet famous Jimi Hendrix, then known under "Jimi James" alias, backed both John Hammond Jr. and Ellen McIlwaine for this week shows, and also sometimes sat-in with Jeremy Steig and the Satyrs."

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Thursday 15 September 1966 - Thursday 22 September 1966 with John Hammond & the Blue Flame
Cafe au Go Go, New York City, New York
The line-up included Judy Roderick, The Times Square Two, John Hammond Jr. & The Blue Flame, Ellen McIlwaine, Jeremy Steig and The Satyrs 62
The www.originalcafeaugogo.com website says: "The Blue Flame, John Hammond Jr.’s backup band for these shows, were actually Jimi James and The Blue Flames, a New York blues-rock group led by vocalist and lead guitarist Jimi James (aka Jimi Hendrix), and which also included another greatest guitarist (future Spirit’s leader) Randy California. However, Randy California sat out for Hammond Jr.’s sets because the latter didn’t need a 2nd guitarist for his performances. Also Jimi Hendrix backed Ellen McIlwaine for this week shows and also sat-in again with Jeremy Steig and The Satyrs."
(Pictured: ad in the "The Village Voice" 15 September 1966 issue)

Friday 23 September 1966
Jimi flies to England with Chas Chandler.



SOURCES
1 Peter Guralnick - "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke" (p.591) & liner notes for the 2001 Sam Cooke cd "keep movin' on" (ABKCO / Tracey Records 95632)
2 Peter Guralnick - "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke" (p.593), Guralnick gives the location as Wrigley Field but unused tickets for this event being sold on the internet list White Sox Field instead. I don't know wether the tickets are authentic or modern "reproductions".
3 Peter Guralnick - "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke" (p.594-595) & liner notes for the 2001 Sam Cooke cd "keep movin' on" (ABKCO / Tracey Records 95632)
4 Peter Guralnick - "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke" (p.596)
5 Peter Guralnick - "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke" (p.596)
6 Peter Guralnick - "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke" (p.598-599)
7 Peter Guralnick - "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke", poster reproduced on the opening pages of the book.
8 Peter Guralnick - "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke", (p. 603-604)
9 Albert Collins interview published in Guitar World November 1987, quoted in Univibes #17
10 Peter Guralnick - "Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke" (p.700), Guralnick mentions concert posters for the 24 & 31 October dates plus a newspaper ad on the 21 October.
11 "Rock of ages The Doors and the Dead? Hendrix and the Who? What were they doing here?" article written by Bill Forman published in Colorado Springs Independent 2 April 2009
12 Eyewitness report by Beonis Jackson available at http://www.samcookefanclub.com/memories.html. The writer says the concert took place in 1963 but before the 1964 October-November tour Sam Cooke & Jackie Wilson hadn't toured together since 1959 so the year must have been 1964. The writer also gives the location as Dallas Convention Center but in 1964 the location was known as the Dallas Memorial Auditorium http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Convention_Center
13 liner notes to "The Specialty Sessions" (Specialty Records / Ace Records 3SPCD 8508-2)
14 photograph taken at the gig published in book "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" by Steven Roby & Brad Schreiber with location & date (Photo credited to Caesar Glebbeek / Univibes Collection). The location is given as "San Leandro Roller Rink", the actual name of the venue would seem to be "Rollarena" which was indeed a roller-skating rink in San Leandro http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/rockin-at-the-rollarena-pre-summer-of-love/
15 ad in Billboard issue 27 November 1965
16 email from Buddy Travis
17 the "Simon Says" 45 is is reviewed as a new release in Billboard issue 6 March 1965.
18 an ad for the Don Covay "Mercy, Mercy" 45 appeared in the 15 August 1964 issue of Billboard.
19 the Don Covay "Mercy!" lp was listed under "New Album Releases" in Billboard issue 16 January 1965. Next weeks issue 23 January 1965 has the album listed under "Special Merit Picks".
20 message board posting by Craig Carlson at http://user.xmission.com/pub/lists/exotica/archive/v02.n570, interview with Lance Drake of the Blue Beats http://www.60sgaragebands.com/bluebeats.html.
21 Reproduced in the book "Jimi Hendrix A Visual Documentary" by Tony Brown.
22 Jimi mentions the meeting with Chas and the circumstances in a taped 25 August 1968 interview released on the official "Winterland" boxset. The date 3 August is listed on two Animals sites on the net but I don't know what sources that's based on.
23 The date for the John Goddard picture and hence the date of the concert comes from Goddard's calendar notes, from the book "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" by Steven Roby & Brad Schreiber.
24 Information about the session comes from the book "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" by Steven Roby & Brad Schreiber. The authors quote no source for the information given as part of the "Sessionography" (page 201) but the "Acknowledgements" (page vii) thank Robert Fisher for "interviews and valuable time" so one would assume he is the source. There is a typo in the "Sessionography" with Isaac MacKay spelled as  "Issac".
25 Reproduced in Univibes #17. The date on postal stamp is impossible to read in the small pic except for "JAN", unknown if it can be read on the card itself. The date is given as 28 January 1966 in Univibes but the card is clearly from 1965.
26 The release date 8 March 1965 seems to be universally regarded as the release date. I couldn't find a contemporary reference to confirm the exact date but the 27 March 1965 Billboard issue lists the single as a "REGIONAL BREAKOUT" in San Francisco so it very likely was released in early to mid March.
27 Billboard issues 17 July 1965 and 24 July 1965. 20 July 1965 is generally given as the release date for the single, I haven't found a contemporary reference but the 45 entered the Billboard HOT 100 at number 91 in the 24 July 1965 issue. Billboard was published roughly one week in advance of the cover date so the 20 July release date for the 45 is questionable - unless the single charted on presales alone.
28 Advertized with a full page ad in the 25 December 1965 Billboard issue. The release date of the single is generally given as 21 December 1965 and the Billboard ad would seem to back this up.
29 Details about the mispressing come from the Billboard 25 September 1965 issue. The release date of the single is usually given as 7 September 1965, the disc entered the Billboard Hot 100 -chart at number 66 in the 2 October 1965 issue so the actual release date may have been a bit later in September.
30 Jayne Mansfield's "The City Of New York Department Of Licenses" "Application Cabaret Or Public Dance Hall Employee's Identification Card" was sold by www.legendaryauctions.com.
"Jayne Mansfield: A Bio-bibliography" by Jocelyn Faris dates the "French Dressing" -revue shows as having taken place 24 January - 8 March 1966. However, she quotes a review of the show published in the "New York Journal American" 24 January 1966 which mentions a "sold-out house". If the show opened on the 24th of January the newspaper couldn't have printed a review in the same day`s issue unless the reporter saw a press preview, the comment about the show being sold out however suggests the reporter attended a normal general public performance. But as the three reviews Faris quotes in the book all were published between 24-26 January it would seem at least her opening date is roughly correct as reviewers would have attended the first few showings. Roby & Schreiber date the appearances 18 January - 28 February 1966, the opening date of 18 January is unlikely to be correct, It predates the newspaper reviews by almost a week and it also predates the cabare identification card application by two days.
31 a copy of the contract is a part of the Ed Chalpin Papers, Library and Archives, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
32 This appearance is listed in Tony Brown's "A Visual Documentary" but with a slightly incorret date, Tony lists the appearance as 1 May 1965, the correct date 30 April 1965 and line-up & ticket info comes from an ad published in the 30 April 1965 issue of "The Times Record" (Troy, New York) which tells us that the concert is "Tonight at 8:30 p.m.", scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).
33 This receipt was a part of the Joey Dee photo & clippings collection sold on eBay in 2003.
34 The date and line-up info comes from an ad published in the 7 March 1965 issue of "Independent Press-Telegram" (Long Beach, California). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).
35 The date comes from an ad published in the 12 February 1965 issue of "Pasadena Independent" (Pasadena, California), Ike And Tina turner are listed as "Special monday night" (thus 15 February) and Little Richard is listed as "Coming Monday, March 1". Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required). The Little Richard appearance is also madvanceentioned in a column in the 26 February issue which states it will be "a one-night performance".
36 The date comes from an ad published in the 20 February 1965 issue of "Pasadena Independent" (Pasadena, California). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).
37 Eddie Gamble bio at www.eddiegamble.com
38 The date comes from a program listing published in the 11 April 1965 issue of "Independent Press-Telegram" (Long Beach, California). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).
39 News item in the 27 April 1965 issue of "Ottawa Journal" (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).
40 "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" by Steven Roby & Brad Schreiber lists this Dallas date mentioned by Jimi as taking place 28 January at the Soul City Club but this seems to be incorrect guesswork, see the Little Richard Live dates -page for details.
41 The date comes from an ad published in the 22 January 1965 issue of "Lake Charles American-Press" (Lake Charles, Louisiana). Scans of the issue are available at www.newspapers.com (registration required).
42 The single is adverized in the 15 May 1965 issue of Billboard
43 The lp is reviewed in the 20 February 1965 issue of Billboard
44 Roby & Schreiber list this location & date in "Becoming Jimi Hendrix" but no source for the information is provided. Frank Wood states of his webpage that he played with Little Richard at Red Velvet in early 1965 and provides a photo but no-one in the picture would actually seem to be Little Richard? www.frankwood.net/richard.html
45 KRLA Beat issue 22 February 1965 krlabeat.sakionline.net/issue/22feb65.pdf
46 "The Life And Times Of Little Richard" by Charles White p.126 (Omnibus Press 2003 edition)
47 Billboard reported in it's 30 January 1965 issue about the WABC-TV program "Go!Go!" as follows: "WABC-TV in New York recently debuted a 30-minute video record artist stanza spotlighting WABC radio disk jockeys Scot Muni and Bruce Morrow. Aired 7-7:30 p.m. Mondays, "Go!Go!" ... The audience is seated in bleachers arranged in a semi-circle with the guest performing within the area. This enables director-producer Jorn Winter's cameras to shoot them with the audience as a backdrop. ... The mikes are left on during the vocalizing to catch audience reaction and response minimizing the dead effect of the lip synch." So if an appearance by Little Richard did take place this was most likely a lip synch excercise. Still, as Jimi did a cameo during the American Bandstand broadcast you never know what to expect if this program still exists in the archives - or indeed was ever recorded. Exact date of broadcast is unknown but if the information in Billboard was still accurate in May the program was pre-recorded and broadcast is likely to have taken place at 19.00 on Monday 17 May 1965.
48 liner notes for the cd "Greatest Hits" by The Coasters (Sequel Records RSA CD 869) 1997
49 email from John McDermott 31 May 2012: "I have been able to reference the original tape boxes delivered to Fairmount Records.  Granted, these are just the final mono mixes delivered to Fairmount and not the underlying multi-track masters but they have some information that can help fill in some details. "Soul Food" and "Goodbye Bessie Mae" carry a date of March 2, 1966.  "Go Go Shoes" and "Go Go Place" are dated 5/11/66.  It would appear that these were the dates for mixes but it is not clear if the actual tracking session was held on that date as well.There are later sessions by Youngblood that year but they do not appear to feature Jimi in any role.  He did at least three later sessions at Allegro Studios in NY [Fairmount has both the mixes and underlying multi-track masters for there] on 7/22/66, 8/4/66 and 8/23/66."
50 Liner notes for the cd boxset "Cameo Parkway 1957-1967" (ABKCO 2005) state: "The Grass (Will Sing For You) Recorded August 1966, Allegro Sound Studios, New York City"
51 Dylan's Ed Sullivan Show appearance was announced in tv listings, for example in The Times Herald in Port Huron, Michigan 11 May 1963 -issue and how the events eventually unfolded is described on the official www.edsullivan.com -website
52 It seems to be universally agreed that the official US release date for this lp was 27 May 1963. However, the first mention of this lp in Billboard that I can find is in the 20 July 1963 Billboard issue under the section "Album Reviews". One reason for this might be that the lp was first pressed with a different tracklist, then withdrawn, four tracks were replaced with different tracks and the lp was pressed again (read about it here and here). The exact order of events it unknown even to Dylan collectors but based on the Billboard articles I'd say the lp probably was widely available from July 1963 onward even if it was released or scheduled for release in May. I asked Alan H Fraser of searchingforagem.com about this, his email reply 13 March 2017: "Tim Dunn has found the 27 May 1963 date listed in "Hit Parader" magazine, May 1974, page 24, and several other places. He suggests that Columbia released the album in May but only promoted it belatedly when they realised that Bob was more than just "Hammond's folly"!"
53 Reviewed under "Special Merit Albums" in Billboard issue 14 April 1962. The searchingforagem.com -website lists the release date as 19 March 1962 in it's discography.
54 The original single labels make no mention about which side is the A-side and which the B-side, all discographies list the pairing as "Mixed Up Confusion / Corrina Corrina". However, the matrix numbers for the single sides are ZSP 58626 / ZSP 58625, the usual practise was that the matrix numbers for different side of a single run consecutively which would make "Corrina Corrina" the A-side. There's a scan of a promo copy of the single on 45cat.com with a promotional sticker and a DJ marking on the "Corrina Corrina" side which also suggest that "Corrina Corrina" was the original A-side. But the Billboard rewiev in the 9 February 1963 issue has "Mixed-Up Confusion" as the A-side as do all of the picture sleeve issues from outside of the US so I'll list the single as "Mixed Up Confusion / Corrina Corrina". The date of release comes from the website searchingforagem.com
55 The exact released date of  the single seems to be unknown, searchingforage.com gives only August 1963 and includes mentions of copies of the single with stamped August 1963 dates. Billboard lists the single as a new release in the 24 August 1963 issue so I'll list August 1963 as the date of release.
56 The date of release comes from the website searchingforagem.com. Listed under "Bubbling Under The Hot 100 in Billboard issue 26 March 1966
57 The date of release comes from the website searchingforagem.com. Quote from the website: "Thanks to Ian Woodward for pointing out that the Artist's Contract Card illustrated on the inside page of the 2015 6CD set The Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Bob Dylan 1965-1966 The Cutting Edge Deluxe Edition (printed on the card pocket holding CD3) shows the release date of Columbia 4-43592 as "3/22/66" (22 Mar 1966). This is slightly earlier than previously thought". The single is listed as a new entry for Boston, Cleveland and Los Angeles in Billboard issue 16 April 1966 under "Top Sellers In Top Markets".
58 The website searchingforagem.com. lists the date of release as 18 August 1966. There's a full page ad for the single in the 27 August 1966 Billboard issue. As Billboard was published roughly one week in advance of the cover date it's likely that the single was released around mid August 1966 but I haven`t been able to find a contemporary source for the 18 August 1966 date.
59 The release date is listed as 8 August 1964 by many sources including the searchingforagem.com website. I however doubt that's correct as 8 August was a Saturday and record companies do not usually release product during weekends. Billboard issue 1 August 1964 mentions the lp in a news item titled "Columbia Bows LP Product": "Twenty-nine pop and jazz LP's will be released during August and September by the following artists: ....Bob Dylan,...". The lp is listed under "New Album Releases" in Billboard issue 8 August 1964 thus making a very early August release probable.
60 Release date listed in discographies like searchingforagem.com as 22 March 1965, I couldn't find a contemporary reference to confirm the exact date. The lp is listed under "New Album Releases" in Billboard issue 17 April 1965. A full page ad for the "Subterranean Homesick Blues" 45 in Billboard issue 24 April 1965 also advertizes "Bob's New Album" "Bringing It All Back Home" and the album is reviewed in "Album Reviews". Listed as a "National Breakout" -album in Billboard issue 1 May 1965.
61 Release date listed in discographies like searchingforagem.com as 30 August 1965, I couldn't find a contemporary reference to confirm the exact date but the lp is listed under "New Album Releases" in Billboard issue 14 August 1965 so the release date (or at least month) would seem to be accurate.
62 The dates and line-up come from "CAFÉ AU GO GO PERFORMANCE HISTORY 1964 - 1969 by Bruno Ceriotti" , a listing of all Cafe au Go Go bookings on the website http://www.originalcafeaugogo.com. The line-up listing however includes acts not listed in the 15 September Village Voice ad. The rest may have been added later, they may have not performed on all dates or they simply were not listed for lack of space, more information is needed...
63 The dates and line-up come from "CAFÉ AU GO GO PERFORMANCE HISTORY 1964 - 1969 by Bruno Ceriotti" , a listing of all Cafe au Go Go bookings on the website http://www.originalcafeaugogo.com. The line-up listing however includes acts not listed in a 8 September 1966 Village Voice ad (scan included on the website) which only lists Tim Hardin, The Times Square Two and John Hammond Jr. The rest may have been added later, they may have not performed on all dates or they simply were not listed for lack of space, more information is needed...
64 The lp is listed twice in Billboard issue 7 March 1964: under "Breakout Albums", "National breakouts" and it enters the "TOP LP`s" -chart for "week ending March 7, 1964" at number 109. Most discographies including searchingforagem.com list the release date as 10 February 1964. I haven't been able to find any original written documentation for the date but a February release does seem probable as the lp charted in March.
65 Searchingforagem.com lists the release date as 20 June 1966 but includes some speculation  "The bobdylan.com release date has now been revised to 20 Jun 1966. Stuart Moore's white label promo copy with the date of 15 Jul 1966 on the label supports this. Thanks to Yan Friis for the information that the album first charted in the USA on 23 Jul 1966. However, Pete Tesoro of Burbank, CA, is certain that the album was indeed on sale in California in late May 1966 (these may have been advance copies)." The first contemporary mention that I`ve been able to find is a full page ad in Billboard issue 25 June 1966 that advertizes both "Bob Dylan`s new smash single, 'I Want You'" and the "Blonde on Blonde" -lp. So a June 1966 release date seems to be correct.
66 Searchingforagem.com lists the release date of the single as 10 June 1966. The first contemporary mention that I`ve been able to find is a full page ad in Billboard issue 25 June 1966 that advertizes both "Bob Dylan`s new smash single, 'I Want You'" and the "Blonde on Blonde" -lp. A news item with the headline "Col. Sets Singles Sales High for Wk." in Billboard issue 2 July 1966 tells us that "Columbia Records hit an all-time one-week single sales high for the week ending June 17." and "Among the teen oriented singles contributing heavily to the company`s strong showing are ..."I Want You" by Bob Dylan...". The 45 also entered the "Hot 100" -chart at number 90 in the same issue.