Wednesday, August 18, 2010

GillBilly Video: Adolph's Bad Day...

In every species of fish I've angled for, it is the ones that have got away that thrill me the most, the ones that keep fresh in my memory. So I say it is good to lose fish. If we didn't, much of the thrill of angling would be gone.
Ray Bergman

Monday, August 16, 2010

GillBilly YouTube Video: Jimi Hendrix - Devonshire Downs Pop Festival 1/3

RARE AND HOT - JIMI HENDRIX - Devonshire Downs Newport Pop Festival. June 20-22, 1969 - This is the Sunday afternoon impromptu jam when Jimi showed up unexpectedly (6/22/69). The Jimi Hendrix Experience got paid a huge sum 2 days earlier, Friday night (6/20/69), which at the time was the largest sum ever paid to a rock act ($100-125K). Jimi was heckled by reported "racists" in the audience, got angry, played the set angry but still played a BLISTERING Red House & Hear My Train. Jimi returned 2 days later, because he felt bad about what happened Friday night...

The Gillbilly was there Friday night right under Jimi, center stage, it wasn't racism, it was that the crowd kept yelling out the hits from his first album to play, Jimi kept trying to get the crowd to lay back and groove, as he wanted to do... he pulled his patch cord and flipped off the entire crowd in a half pirouette totally pissed off as he left the Experience on stage... it was freaking CLASSIC!

This is the rare video footage taken when Jimi came back Sunday and jammed with Buddy Miles and some Mother Earth guys... that's the GillBilly there somewhere in the crowd... the Orange Sunshine was beaming that weekend!

The last Experience concert took place one week later on June 29, 1969 at Barry Fey's Denver Pop Festival, a three-day event held at Denver's Mile High Stadium that was marked by police firing tear gas into the audience as they played "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". The band escaped from the venue in the back of a rental truck which was partly crushed by fans trying to escape the tear gas. The next day, Noel Redding announced that he had quit the Experience.

Concert Performers

Friday, June 20, 1969

Albert King, Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joe Cocker with Leon Russel, Southwind, Spirit and Taj Mahal.

Saturday, June 21, 1969

Albert Collins, Brenton Wood, Buffy Ste. Marie, Charity, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Burdon, Friends of Distinction, Jethro Tull, Lee Michaels, Love, Steppenwolf and Sweetwater.

Sunday, June 22, 1969

Booker T & the MGs, Chambers Brothers, Flock, Grass Roots, Johnny Winter, Marvin Gaye, Mother Earth, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, Mother Earth, Eric Burdon (jam), Poco (formerly Pogo), The Byrds, The Rascals and Three Dog Night.

"I've gone fishing thousands of times in my life, and I have never once felt unlucky or poorly paid for those hours on the water."
William Tapply "A Fly-Fishing Life"