Eric Burdon with Jimi Hendrix - Live at Ronnie's Scott's (Jimi Hendrix's Last Public Performance)

Eric Burdon and War at Ronnie Scott`s Live 16 September 1970 London

Eric Burdon - vocals

Jimi Hendrix - guitar

Howard Scott - guitar

Dee Allen - percussion

Harold Brown - drums

B.B.Dickerson - bass

Lonnie Jordan - organ & piano

Charles Miller - sax & flute

Lee Oskar - harmonica

Recorded on a Philips C-90 cassette by Bill Baker using a Sony TC-100A portable cassette recorder and a Sony handheld dynamic microphone. There are a couple of big drop-outs on the master that couldn't be repaired. These are later damage to the original cassette (which by now is 40 years old) as they are not audible on the Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window -bootleg LP. Unfortunately the sound quality of the bootleg LP and the old incomplete tape copies is so much worse than that of the master transfer that patching was not a possibility. The taper did make several copies of the original cassette on reel to reel during the 70s, hopefully one day one of these will surface

Eric Burdon & War

featuring Jimi Hendrix

Ronnie Scott's Club

London, UK

September 16, 1970

Jimi Hendrix's last public performance

recorded by Bill Baker.

(1st set)

1. Gun

2. Paint It Black medley

3. Spill The Wine

4. Mystery Train

(2nd set)

1. Gun

2. Paint It Black medley

3. Blues For Memphis Slim (with Jimi Hendrix)

4. Tobacco Road (with Jimi Hendrix)

On September 16, 1970 legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix took the stage with old friend Eric Burdon and California funk act War for the end of their set at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. While Hendrix tore it up, his performance is most notable as his last time playing in public since Jimi tragically died just two days later.

Jimi Hendrix sat-in with Eric Burdon & War on “Tobacco Road” and “Mother Earth.” Burdon detailed the evening in his auto-biography Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, “Hendrix made his entrance during the second set. There was a crack in the air. I introduced Jimi to the audience … the typical London jazz crowd tried to show indifference as he took the stage, but a ripple of applause greeted the greatest guitar player in the world.

“The guys in War held their ground as we launched into a triple-time version of ‘Tobacco Road,’” Burdon added. “Having Hendrix onstage made [War guitarist Howard Scott] play better than he ever had before. We slid into ‘Mother Earth,’ a beautiful blues written by Memphis Slim. We ended the set with a burning jam. Jimi was flying. And then it was over.”

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix

Born November 27, 1942

Seattle, Washington

Died September 18, 1970 (aged 27)

Kensington, London, UK

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