Jimi Hendrix Earns Biggest Paycheck

June 21, 2016

It was on this day on June 20 in 1969…

Guitarist Jimi Hendrix earned the biggest paycheck ever paid (to that time)

for a single concert appearance of $125,000...

 There were two separate events staged in the late 1960s

that are commonly referred to as the “Newport Pop Festival”…


The first was called the Newport Pop Festival, held at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California, the weekend of August 3–4, 1968…


The second event was originally billed as “Newport 69,” and was held over the three-day weekend of June 20–22, 1969 in Northridge, California at Devonshire Downs…


It was at the later event that Hendrix played on this day in 1969…


Here is the lineup for the three day event “Newport 69″…


Friday, June 20, 1969
Albert King, Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joe Cocker, Southwind, Spirit,  and Taj Mahal


Saturday, June 21, 1969
Albert Collins, Brenton Wood, Buffy St. 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, The Chambers Brothers, The Flock,
The Grass Roots, Johnny Winter,

Marvin Gaye, Mother Earth, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, Eric Burdon and Mother Earth (jam), Poco (formerly Pogo), The Byrds, The Rascals, and Three Dog Night




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