48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Joins the Monkees Tour

48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Joins the Monkees Tour

What do you get when you cross a psychedelic guitar genius with one of the world’s bestselling pop bands? A frustrated guitarist, a disappointed band and a bewildered and confused audience.

As unlikely as the match-up sounds, the Jimi Hendrix Experience joined the Monkees during the summer of 1967 for a short run of concerts. The rising guitarist joined the tour on its first date in Jacksonville, Fla., on July 8, and stuck it out for six more shows, exiting after a run of three concerts at the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York City on July 14, 15 and 16. READ MORE HERE

48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Joins the Monkees Tour

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