Band of Gypsys
Also known as Band of Gypsies
Band of Gipsies
Formation date October 1969
Formation place New York City, New York, USA
First gig December 31st, 1969
Last gig January 28th, 1970
Manager(s) Mike Jeffery
Members Jimi Hendrix (guitar, vocals)
Buddy Miles (drums, vocals)
Billy Cox (bass, backing vocals)
For the album of the same name, see Band of Gypsys (album).

The Band of Gypsys (sometimes referred to as The Band of Gypsys or A Band of Gypsys; sometimes misspelled as Band of Gypsies or Band of Gipsies) was a band comprising guitarist/singer/songwriter Jimi Hendrix, drummer/singer/songwriter Buddy Miles and bassist/backing vocalist Billy Cox. Formed in New York in October 1969 after the breakup of Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, the Band was active for almost four months. After 4 sold out  live performances at the Fillmore East, 2 shows each night, December 31st, 1969 and January 1st, 1970, and 1 disasterous performance at Madison Square Garden, Buddy Miles, though his contractual obligations had been met and was not employed by Hendrix at the time, was "fired" by Jimi's managment, and Band of Gypsys was disolved.  



Fillmore East performancesEdit

Main articles: December 31st, 1969 and January 1st, 1970


Band membersEdit

  • Jimi Hendrix – guitars, lead vocals, backing vocals (on Miles' songs)
  • Buddy Miles – drums, backing vocals, lead vocals (on his own songs)
  • Billy Cox – bass, backing vocals


Band of Gypsys

Jimi HendrixBuddy MilesBilly Cox

Famous performances
Fillmore East IFillmore East II

Official releases
Band of Gypsys (1970) • "Stepping Stone" (1970)

Main bands

The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceGypsy Sun and RainbowsBand of GypsysThe Cry of Love