Chris Murphy in Manhattan - 1968

from Miles To Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis, pages 42-44:

The first time I saw him [Jimi Hendrix] perform was back in the summer of 1968, under rather unusual circumstances. My girlfriend and I went down to Manhattan one night to see Moby Grape [.…]

Instead, a band called Rhinoceros would be on. There were only about ten people in the place, so we grabbed a table by the stage and ordered a couple of beers. Rhinoceros was a surprise: they were a strong, tight band that was a joy to listen to, with punchy funk lines and almost gospel-like vocals (this from a white band!), plus a Telecaster player who was a whiz. They did "Belbucus," …   more >>

cite as

Chris Murphy, Miles To Go: The Lost Years: An Intimate Memoir of Life on the Road with Miles Davis (New York City, 2002), p. 42-44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430385871537 accessed: 26 June, 2022

location of experience: Manhattan

Listeners

Chris Murphy
music technician, personal assisstant, road manager, Guitarist […]
1940's-

Listening to

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'Apricot Brandy' performed by Rhinoceros
'Belbucus' performed by Rhinoceros
'Blue Feeling'
written by Chuck Berry
performed by Jimmy James and the Famous Flames
'You're My Girl' performed by Rhinoceros

Experience Information

Date/Time 1968
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:24:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:41:06 +0100