Curtis Knight and the Squires were a Harlem, New York band that was fronted by singer and guitarist Curtis Knight in the mid-1960s.
On September 5th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix with the Gypsy Sun & Rainbows band performed outside 139th Street and Lenox Avenue at the United Block Association Benefit concert in Harlem, New York.
After Jimi Hendrix’s discharge from the army, he earned his living as a traveling musician on the so-called Chitlin’ Circuit—the circuit of venues throughout the segregated South that booked black musicians.
The Apollo presents a special concert celebrating rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix‘s star was born on the Apollo stage when he became an Amateur Night winner in 1964.
Before Jimi Hendrix played in Harlem at Harlem’s United Block Association Benefit concert in 1969, he played on a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll.
Jimi Hendrix spent many years in Harlem at the Palm Cafe, the Apollo Theater and many more venues. As some of you may know Harlem has had a number of historical buildings, the Renaissance, Cotton Club, the Lafayette Theater, Connie’s Inn, the Ubangi Club, the Audubon Ballroom, the Savoy Ballroom, the Harlem Opera House,
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