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Band of Gypsys

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1969-1970

With Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, Jimi Hendrix formed the Band of Gypsys to fulfill his obligation to produce an LP of new material for Ed Chalpin, to be released on the Capitol label. They made their live debut at the Fillmore East on New Year's Eve, 1969, for a series of four shows spread over two nights. After a disastrous show at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 1970, Band of Gypsys was disbanded.