BRISTOL EVENING POST
“The Jimi Hendrix Experience were completely out of place on this particular package show. Hendrix played well with the guitar behind his back, better with his teeth, and was a maestro playing straight. The group’s music was weird, exciting and inventive, but it was too way out for the Walker fans. Cat Stevens was also on the bill. His tiny voice couldn’t be heard, but he jerked and jiggled away merrily – and everyone seemed perfectly happy.”
BRISTOL EVENING POST : ‘Rowdy fans at Hendrix pop show’ by James Belsey:
“There was guitar-smashing on-stage at the Colston Hall—and glass-smashing off-stage last night. Over-boisterous Welsh teenagers were ejected after incidents in hall bars and the auditorium. Teenagers from over the SevernBridge came to yell for Welsh group the Amen Corner. After the Amen Comer's first-act appearance, I saw one youth break a glass in the circle bar. He was hustled away. Hall officials repeatedly warned the noisier teenagers as they brandished stools and shouted in the bar.
In the hall, youths hurled abuse at performers, but the trouble died down as officials brought the shouting minority under control. But the incidents did not spoil a triumphant return of Hendrix to the first city to put him into the charts. He paid tribute to Bristol over the microphones and then launched into the wildest, noisiest pop music of all. Hendrix—virtuoso of the electric guitar—played with his teeth, a stage microphone, his elbow, the floor, and ended by throwing the instrument against a wall of amplifiers.
He received a frenzy of applause. Second on the bill were The Move. They overamplified their way through all their hits, and won a lukewarm reception. It was hard to see what the Amen Comer's fans were going wild over for they gave a drab, phony-slick act. There was more weird music by the Pink Floyd and The Nice. Between them they beat up an electric organ, shattered a couple of thousand eardrums and lost themselves in a twirling cloud of coloured lights.