"I have a number of very strong memories from the night - Keith Emerson of The Nice throwing his old Hammond around, The Move's Trev Burton walking out and kicking over an amp, Syd Barrett failing to show and The Nice's Davey O'List standing in for him with Pink Floyd, Andy Fairweather-Low in white suit going down on his knees to sing Gin House with the totally-out-of-place teenybop band Amen Corner.
But it was The Jimi Hendrix Experience I was there to see. As I faced the stage, Jimi stood to the left, Noel to the right with Mitch in the middle. Jimi was wearing a wonderful jacket with horizontal waves of orange, beige and black which I have never seen in a photo. I think he was also wearing a white ruffled shirt and orange trousers but it's the jacket that sticks in the mind.
Being an early show, Jimi didn't really pull out the stops. I recall an entertaining but workmanlike trot through the hits and a couple of album tracks including some trademark playing with teeth and behind the head. Again, I can't be 100% sure but I'd say the set list included Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Wind Cries Mary, Burning of the Midnight Lamp, Foxey Lady and Spanish Castle Magic. There was certainly no Killing Floor, Like a Rolling Stone or Wild Thing which at that time I had read about but never heard."
Phil J. Ellis