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5 Surprising Opening Acts and Headliners

Jimi Hendrix Experience Opening For The Monkees (1967)

That correct!  Fifty years ago, the Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for The Monkees.  Frankly, we still can’t believe this deal was made official, but it is simply one of the strangest bills ever.  Considering most of the crowd was there to see The Monkees and likely not old enough to appreciate Hendrix, the group exited the tour after only seven show, because they were booed every…single…night.

That Time Jimi Hendrix Opened for The Monkees

In the storied summer of 1967, there was an ever-so-brief (and ever-so-strange) combination of two ever-so-different musical icons: The Monkees and Jimi Hendrix. Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz recounts the brief period of time that the legendary guitarist was the opening act for the pop boy-band sensation.