The vocalist and drummer was speaking on the new episode of AXS TV’s Mixtape show, which will be broadcast on Halloween at 8.30pm ET.
In a preview clip, Dolenz explains just how the unlikely partnership came about – and it all stemmed from seeing Jimi in 1967.
Dolenz says: “At the time, we were looking for an opening act. I’m at the Monterey Pop Festival Festival and all of a sudden these three guys come on stage in all these psycho-jello clothes and stuff, and they just looked incredible. That was, of course, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
“I suggested to the producers of our show that would be a really cool opening act because they were very theatrical and The Monkees was this theatrical act.”
Dolenz adds: “I guess they liked the idea, our producers liked the idea, so sure enough a few months later we’re opening up and Jimi is the opening act.
“He did six or eight shows with us, and he was a great guy, a great kid. We had a lot of fun.”
On Thursday night’s episode, Dolenz also reveals how he learned to play drums, chats about his musical influences, and talks about his tour It Was Fifty Years Ago Today – A Tribute to The Beatles’ White Album.
The shows see Dolenz joined onstage by various artists including Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Jason Scheff and Joey Molland.
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- Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced / Axis Bold As Love - EX - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £35.00, $46.55, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2021 15:15)on December 3, 2021 at 1:33 am
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Are You Experienced/ Axis Bold As Love (1973 UK Polydor 'Twosome' double LP, repackaging the two classic original albums. The gatefold picture sleeve, which reproduces most of the original album artwork, shows some mild shelfwear & both discs are Excellent & barely appear played)
- Jimi Hendrix - Midnight Lightning - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.95, €17.55 (New Item) (arrived 01-Dec-2021 12:45)on December 3, 2021 at 1:33 am
JIMI HENDRIX Midnight Lightning (1975 UK 8-track LP, a posthumously released collection of post-Jimi Hendrix Experience recordings that originally featured Billy Cox on bass and either Mitch Mitchell or Buddy Miles on drums, fully laminated sleeve featuring a great illustration of Jimi. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played)
- Jimi Hendrix - Paris 1967 - BF2021 - Coloured Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £34.99, $46.54, €40.94 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2021 10:58)on December 3, 2021 at 1:33 am
THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE Paris 1967 (Record Store Day Black Friday 2021 UK limited edition 9-track LP pressed on 150 Gram Red Marbled Translucent Blue Vinyl. Another amazing release from the official Jimi Hendrix “bootleg label” Dagger Records, this raw, direct to two-track, live recording from the Olympia Theatre in Paris was captured for French national radio and documents the Experience’s triumphant return to France almost one year from the date of their 1966 debut. Picture sleeve, sealed in the stickered shrink)