Jimi Hendrix – Soft Machine – 1st US Tour Press Kit
An extremely rare press kit for the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Soft Machine, issued to promote their 1967 US Tour (Hendrix's first US headline tour.) The only one of these we've seen in 36 years of Hendrix collecting, this press kit was issued by GAC, the agency that booked this tour. Includes two 8" x 10" promo photos of the Hendrix Experience (with record company, agency, and management credits on each), a 2 page bio of Hendrix, 2 page bio of Noel Redding, 1 page on Mitch Mitchell (which appears to be mistakenly missing a few words in the last sentence), two press photos of the Soft Machine (which are annotated "To perform with Hendrix) at the bottom in red marker), a four page bio on the Soft Machine, and a single page bio of the band members (for a total of 10 pages of bios & 4 photos.) The Hendrix bio tells of "the Seattle boy who went to England to become a pop-rock star." It details his failed experience as an Army paratrooper, his touring the US backing R&B singers, his discovery by Chas Chandler at the Cafe Wha? in New York, the formation of The Experience, early European dates, The Montery Pop Festival, the aborted Monkees tour and more. It concludes ""Wherever the Experience do their thing, they groove American audiences as devistatingly as they did abroad. The word spreads quickly: THE group to see and hear is the Jimi Hendrix Experience," then describing how Jimi writes all his own material on "the newly released Reprise album "Are You Experienced." Some small edge tears, staple holes and general light wear–but as this is the ONLY copy of this we know to have survived, these are minor considerations indeed !
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