Hear remastered audio of Jimi Hendrix’s final performance – recorded two days before his death

Jimi Hendrix performs at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970
(Image credit: David Redfern/Redferns)

Jimi Hendrix's final public performance has long been the stuff of legend. 

On September 16, 1970, Hendrix appeared onstage unannounced at the London jazz club Ronnie Scott’s alongside his friend Eric Burdon and the band War, assisting with their explosive renditions of the blues/folk standards Mother Earth and Tobacco Road

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.