1967 Sunday 4th June
Sunday 4th June 1967
Jimi starts the show by playing “Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” released on the eponymous LP the UK only 2 days earlier on the previous Friday.
This makes a lasting impression on Paul McCartney, who described it as amongst the greatest honours he had ever received. What particularly impressed him was the limited time Jimi had to rehearse it. Paul still includes it as an anecdote in his own concerts today, over 50 years after the event (see clip below).
And who can blame him?
Also playing that evening were: