Artist: Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys
Original Album: Live At The Fillmore East / Live at the Fillmore East (disc 2)
Track: Auld Lang Syne
The five-day year-end countdown concludes with a selection by the artist for whom I gained most in appreciation this year, and whom I "visited" at his resting place in Renton, Washington while vacationing in Seattle this past summer, so I feel a selection by Jimi is the most fitting way to close out SotD for 2007.
Collectively billed as Band Of Gypsys, Jimi with Billy Cox (an old Army buddy) on bass and the Electric Flag's Buddy Miles on drums, played four shows at the Fillmore East on on December 31, 1969 & January 1, 1970, putting the final touch on the Sixties and welcoming in the year of my birth and decade of my youth. At these shows he preferred less showmanship in favor of doing what he really wanted to do…