On This Day: Jimi Hendrix opens for The Monkees

July 17, 2017
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On this day in 1967, after just seven dates in nine days, Jimi Hendrix opened his final show for The Monkees in Forest Hills, New York. There was no truth to the rumor that he was kicked off of the tour after protests by the Daughters of the American Revolution because his show was "too erotic" — in fact, Jimi totally bombed with The Monkees' teenybopper audience. Check out this video!