An authentic, vintage 1969 concert poster for The Jimi Hendrix Experience in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Dorton Arena on April 11, 1969.
The original Experience line-up of Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums were still present on this Hendrix window card; in fact, Redding was in the opening act as well, Fat Mattress.
This large Hendrix concert placard was designed and printed by Globe Posters of Baltimore, and tapes out to 22 x 28”.
This Jimi Hendrix Experience broadside has amazing visual punch considering that only two colors were used in printing it: black print over Day-Glo orange “clouds” and strips.
I love the fact that this Hendrix window display has no fewer than SIX song titles on it, and FIVE of them are from his famous debut LP Are You Experienced?
The entire text as it reads on this Jimi Hendrix Experience telephone-pole poster, from top to bottom:
(In the first orange cloud): Dorton Arena – Fairgrounds . . Raldigh, N.C. – (now black print on white board): Fri. Apr. 11, 8:30 P.M. – All Seats Reserved $6.00 – $5.00 – $4.00 – $3.00
Tickets on Sale: Theim’s Record Shop – All Record Bar Locations in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill
(Back on orange Day-Glo again): Hit Attractions and Concerts East Proudly Present… In Person… In Concert
(Words surrounding the band’s photo): THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – “Little Miss Stranger” [sic] – “Purple Haze” – “Hey Joe” – “Fire” – “Are You Experienced” – “Foxey Lady”
(And in the final three orange strips): Starring Jimi Hendrix, The Fat Mattress plus Other Top British Acts. (Tiny printer’s credit): Globe Poster – Baltimore.
A Jimi Hendrix billboard resembling this one was likely made for several other dates on the axeman’s southern swing of this tour, so there are undoubtedly these Jimi show artifacts out there:
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card War Memorial Auditorium, Syracuse, New York, May 4, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Memorial Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, May 7, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 9, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Civic Centre, Charleston, West Virginia, May 10, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Coliseum, Indianapolis Fairgrounds, Indiana, May 11, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Civic Centre, Baltimore, Maryland, May 16, 1969
Jimi Hendrix Experience window card Auditorium, Providence, Rhode Island, May 17, 1969
This Jimi Hendrix placard is proudly brought to you by music collector Peter Howard (available at 805-540-0020 or email@example.com). I saw Hendrix once, in 1970 (Ventura, CA), and will pay TOP DOLLAR for this cardboard specimen or any vintage Hendrix concert poster!
If you wanna see a few other Hendrix window displays from the year before, just hop over to this page here on my web site: http://www.postercentral.com/whentourblanksnotused.htm
Hey Pete, I was there at that concert! I think I was about 15yrs old. You are right, there were no other acts on the show. I remember that Mitchell’s drums were nailed down to the drum riser. Interestingly, I don’t think this concert was the loudest heard at Dorton. I think that honor may go to Chicago. Many other acts played at Dorton: Led Zeplin, BS&T, Chicago, Grand Funk Railroad, King Crimson, James Taylor, Three Dog Night, Jethro Tull, and Black Sabbath. I am sure there were others. Also, virtually all country acts of the last 50 years have played there as well. They even raced midget open wheel cars inside! Also, since you mentioned not knowing about the architect, you might like to read about him: Matthew Nowicki. Quite notable internationally. http://ncarchitects.lib.ncsu.edu/people/P000044
Hi, I was there with my best friend and cousin as my 14th birthday present. We remember it as the most awesome thing in our lives , as two of us still play guitar. Jimi was the absolute shit and nobody is in the same gig. SRV, at least ,admitted the same. No one is close and it was mind changing- if you didn’t see him, you wouldn’t understand. I played clubs in new orleans for 2 yrs and any pro will tell you there is, or ever was, no jimi.
was there. have original booklet given out at door when entering concert.has pictures.name on frount is titled electric church – a visual experience. is this of any value?