Purple Haze on the campus

A rare Jimi Hendrix action photo. Jimi was playing the 2nd to the last song of the daytime set "Purple Haze" during this photo. May 30, 1970 at the Berkeley Community Theatre. With thanks to Luigi Garuti.

House of Culture

Original caption: "Jimi Hendrix appeared in the spring of 1967 at the House of Culture. He was the most famous musician who objected to the war in Vietnam." Helsinki, 22 May 1967. (With thanks to Luigi Garuti) More here.

Dancing in Stockholm

Very nice new photo of Jimi at the 'Tivoli Gröna Lund, Dans In', Stockholm, Sweden, 24 May 1967. With thanks to P.I. Peter van der Meeren. More here.

Girls, girls, girls…

The Lifelines' Mounties always get their man, or in this case: a girl. We have been able to identify this girl and found out she's still around! Photo taken at the Esso Motor Hotel restaurant, 16 January 1968. More here.

Who are you?

Jimi Hendrix with Charles Sudaka, reporting on that evening for 15 à 20 magazine. Paris, 9 October 1967. With thanks to Daniel Czerniejewski.


Part of a French magazine fold-out poster from September 1967, signed by Jimi in October 1967. With thanks to Luigi Garuti.

I want my TV-2

Jimi Hendrix Experience only picture known of JHE's Helsinki, Finnish TV-2 performance, 22 May 1967. Same day they played at House of Culture. With thanks to Luigi Garuti.

You Can Leave Your Hat On

Amazing new picture found by your own private dick Luigi Garuti. Jimi and Noel getting ready for the second show, Stockholm, 8 January 1968. More of this date here.

Jimi eats guitar

New photo of the September 1968 Hollywood Bowl concert. Photo: Cal Bernstein. Your detective: Luigi Garuti.

Update for the DONORS AREA: dates 13, 14, and 15 January added.

Vote Mad

Jimi gives his voting advice: "Alfred E. Neuman for President – Vote Mad." Seattle airport, September 1968. [with thanks to Luigi Garuti]

Still Raining, Still Dreaming

People on Facebook are still discussing this photo. Is it Jimi sleeping? Some people even suggested it might be Jimi on his death bed. It's not. Recently we've been able to pinpoint the location and the period when the photo was taken. We even have an idea who took it! More on this photo in the DONORS AREA.

Latest News

"MACHINE GUN" – Band of Gypsys Live At The Fillmore West, NY - 31 December 1969, 1st set. More about this here.

New info on June 1967 photo sessions

So Luigi and I were discussing the dates of the above photo sessions, one in a studio and one at Jimi's Upper Berkeley Street flat. One would get migraine from doing the research, which I did. The end solution came from a good friend, who supplied additional information which abled me to date these two sessions for once and for all. End result here.

From our man in Italy

A new photo from the Marie Laforêt tv show in Paris, October 1967.

Jimi, do you believe in God?

Jimi being interviewed by an unknown reporter, September 1968.

Lifelines is back!

Dear Lifelines supporter,

As of today the jimihendrix-lifelines.net website makes a restart.
Basically we go back to the old donations system. That means that you get access to the ‘donors only’ area by making a chosen donation, preferably in monthly intervals.
There are some changes if compared to the old website:
Your starting point is always the Lifelines home page. Here you will find a new blog, which has the latest news, new found photos, and shows updates of what’s new in the donors’ area. In the right hand column you will find a menu which links to the available time periods.
The ‘free’ section of the website is a condensed version of what’s in the donors’ area, with only the highlights of Jimi’s whereabouts on any particular date. Extensive stories and many photos in the donors area as usual. Example of a ‘free’ page here.

Well, that’s about it, folks!


Ben Valkhoff.

Newport, 22 June 1969

Luigi Garuti: "Nice new photo of the Newport Pop Festival jam in 1969."