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On December 11, 1968.

Blood Sweat & Tears Second album

On December 11, 1968, “Columbia” label released self titled second Blood, Sweet & Tears album. It was recorded October 1968, at “CBS Studios” in New York,  and was produced by James William Guercio. The album was huge commercial success with over four million copies sold only in the US, and has been certified 4 x Platinum by the RIAA. The album received “Grammy Award” for “Album of the Year” in 1970.


  • David Clayton-Thomas– lead vocals
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Bobby Colomby– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Jim Fielder– bass
  • Dick Halligan– organ, piano, flute, trombone, vocals
  • Steve Katz– guitar, harmonica, vocals, lead vocals
  • Fred Lipsius– alto saxophone, piano
  • Chuck Winfield– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jerry Hyman– trombone, recorder
  • Arrangers: Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius, Al Kooper
  • Cover art:Timothy Quay, Bob Cato
  • Photography: Harrie George
  • Design:John Berg

Track listing:

  1. Variations on a theme by Erik Satie (1st and 2nd Movements)
  2. Adapted from “Trois Gymnopédies”; arr. by Dick Halligan
  3. Smiling Phases –  Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood
  4. Sometimes in Winter – Steve Katz
  5. More and More – Vee Pee Smith, Don Juan
  6. And When I Die – Laura Nyro
  7. God Bless the Child – Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.
  8. Spinning Wheel -David Clayton-Thomas
  9. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy – Berry Gordy Jr., Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Frank Wilson
  10. Blues – Part II – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  11. Interpolating Sunshine of Your Love (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown,  Eric Clapton), Spoonful – Willie Dixon, Somethin’ Goin’ On – Al Kooper
  12. Variations on a theme by Erik Satie” (1st Movement)


On October 16, 1968.


On October 16, 1968, “Reprise Records” label released “Electric Ladyland”, the third and the final Jimi Hendrix Experience studio album. The double album was recorded July – December 1967, and January – August 1968, and was produced by Jimi Hendrix. The album featured cover of the Bob Dylan song, “All Along the Watchtower,” which became the Experience’s best selling single ever. Magazine “Rolling Stone‍ ” ranked “Electric Ladyland” at number 54 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Jimi Hendrix– lead vocals, guitar, piano, percussion, comb and tissue paper kazoo, electric harpsichord, bass
  • Noel Redding– backing vocals, bass,acoustic guitar and lead vocals
  • Mitch Mitchell– backing vocals, drums, percussion, lead vocals
  • Jack Casady– bass
  • Brian Jones– percussion
  • Al Kooper– piano
  • Dave Mason– twelve string guitar, backing vocals
  • The Sweet Inspirations– backing vocals
  • Steve Winwood– organ
  • Chris Wood– flute
  • Larry Faucette – congas
  • Mike Finnigan– organ
  • Buddy Miles– drums
  • Freddie Smith – tenor saxophone

Track listing

All tracks by Jimi Hendrix, except where noted.

  1. And the Gods Made Love
  2. Have You Ever Been to (Electric Ladyland)
  3. Crosstown Traffic
  4. Voodoo Chile
  5. Little Miss Strange – Noel Redding
  6. Long Hot Summer Night
  7. Come On (Let the Good Times Roll) – Earl King
  8. Gypsy Eyes
  9. Burning of the Midnight Lamp
  10. Rainy Day, Dream Away
  11. 1983…(A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
  12. Moon, Turn the Tides…Gently Gently Away
  13. Still Raining, Still Dreaming
  14. House Burning Down
  15. All Along the Watchtower – Bob Dylan
  16. Voodoo Chile (slight return)

On January 13, 1973.


On January 13, 1973, Eric Clapton held a concert at the “London’s Rainbow Theatre”. The concert was organised by Pete Townshend and marked Clapton’s comeback after two years of inactivity caused by drug addiction and,broken only by his performance at the “Concert for Bangladesh” in August 1971. Along with Townshend, the musicians supporting Clapton include Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood and Jim Capaldi. On September 10, 1973, “RSO” label released album titled “Eric Clapton’s Rainbow concert”.