Jimi Hendrix Day Coming
The proclamation is in celebration of the September 13th release of Jimi Hendrix Experience Winterland, a 4 CD box set that documents the band's performances at the San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom through the course of six concerts over three nights in October of 1968.
The day will be capped off by a celebration at Amoeba Records, 1855 Haight Street, starting at 7 PM with Experience Hendrix CEO (and Jimi's sister), Janie Hendrix on hand as well as the one and only Bootsy Collins.
Rare Jimi Hendrix video clips will also be shown in the store over the course of the evening.
Text of JIMI HENDRIX - WINTERLAND DAY proclamation:
WHEREAS, Jimi Hendrix is renowned for his musical innovation, which revolutionized traditional thinking about rock and roll; and
WHEREAS, Jimi Hendrix appeared on the cover of an SFUSD educational guide, bag, and poster for teachers as a symbol of the ingenuity and experimentation that San Francisco prizes; and
WHEREAS, after the release of his genre-spanning album, Electric Ladyland, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played six shows over three days at San Francisco's historic Winterland Ballroom; and
WHEREAS, the Winterland shows in the aftermath of the Summer of Love are significant events in the rich cultural history of San Francisco
WHEREAS, On September 13, 2011 Experience Hendrix will be releasing "Jimi Hendrix Experience – Winterland," drawn from the six shows Hendrix recorded at Winterland in October 1968; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, hereby proclaims September 13, 2011 to be "Jimi Hendrix Winterland Day" in the City and County of San Francisco.