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Jimi Hendrix

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Born Johnny Allen Hendrix (later changed to James Marshall) on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Learning to play guitar as a teenager, Hendrix grew up to become a rock guitar legend. He began his career by playing in a number of bands in his youth. Hendrix later enlisted in the United States Army in 1961 and became as a paratrooper. Even as a soldier, Hendrix found time for music, creating a band named The King Casuals. He served in the army until 1965 when he was discharged because of an injury.

After leaving the military, Hendrix pursued his music, working as a session musician and playing backup for such performers as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and the Isley Brothers. He also formed a group of his own called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, which played gigs around New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. In mid-1966, Hendrix met Chas Chandler, a former member of the Animals, a successful rock group, who became his manager. Chandler convinced Hendrix to go to London where he joined forces with musicians Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell to create The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Released in 1967, the band's first single, “Hey Joe,” was an instant smash in Britain, and soon followed by such other hits as “Purple Haze” and “The Wind Cried Mary.” On tour in Europe to support his first album, Are You Experienced?, Hendrix delighted audiences with his outrageous guitar-playing skills and his innovative, experimental sound. He won over American music fans with his stunning performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in June 1967, which ended with Hendrix lighting his guitar on fire. Quickly becoming a rock music superstar, Hendrix scored again with his second album, Axis: Bold as Love (1968). His final album as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland (1968) was released and featured the hit “All Along the Watchtower,” which was written by Bob Dylan. The band continued to tour until it split up in 1969.

That same year, Hendrix performed at another legendary musical event, the Woodstock Festival. His rock rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” amazed the crowds and demonstrated his considerable talents as a musician. He was also an accomplished songwriter and musical experimenter. Hendrix even had his own recording studio in which he could work with different performers and try out new songs and sounds.

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Album Review

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At The Hollywood Bowl – August 18, 1967

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The archiving of Jimi Hendrix' vault has apparently reached the point where what happens on a given release is less important than when it happened. So it is with Live At The Hollywood Bowl--August 18, 1967, the setlist for which is similar to that of his ground-breaking June '67 performance at Monterey Pop, one the late rock icon would soon come to rue as he continued live appearances beyond a short stint in July '67 opening for the ...

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969 is an integral component of one of the earliest posthumous Jimi Hendrix anthologies, the four x CD set Lifelines: The Jimi Hendrix Story (Reprise, 1990). Yet it appeared there in slightly truncated form, and until this standalone release, the entire concert has never been issued in its entirety. With various selections having been packaged in something of piecemeal fashion over the years, it is only now, in 2022, complete with ...

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Book Review

Jimi by Janie Hendrix and John McDermott

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Jimi Janie Hendrix and John McDermott 320 Pages ISBN: # 978-1797220017 Chronicle Chroma 2022 Released to coincide with what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 80th birthday, this archetypal coffee table book is yet another in a long line of biographies recounting the life and times of the archetypal guitar hero. But this one comes in the form of a combination of text and photos that, as suggested by its cover art, depicts the ...

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Hear My Train A Comin': The Songs Of Jimi Hendrix

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Hear My Train A Comin':The Songs Of Jimi Hendrix Kevin Le Gendre 240 Pages ISBN: 97818000500143 Equinox 2020 Few artists have burned as briefly and brightly as Jimi Hendrix, the Afro-American guitarist and singer who set the late 1960s alight with his virtuosity and showmanship. Fifty years after he died in 1970, aged just twenty-seven, Hendrix continues to influence myriad musicians, and inspire biographers, film-makers and artists alike. For author Kevin ...

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Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Maui

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It's been quite the circuitous route from the second official posthumous Jimi Hendrix release Rainbow Bridge (Reprise, 1971) to Music, Money, Madness... Live In Maui. And while video component of the 2020 Jimi Hendrix archive release seems like much ado about nothing in its examination of the aforementioned film, the concert content of the Experience reminds how endlessly fascinating is/was the late guitar icon on stage. The audio portion of the package represents the first authorized release of ...

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Jimi Hendrix: Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts

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It's a long way from Jimi Hendrix's original Band Of Gypsys (Capitol Records,1970) to Songs For Groovy Children. And it's all by way of Live at the Fillmore East (Legacy Recordings/ Experience Hendrix, 1999) Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 (Legacy Recordings/ Experience Hendrix, 2016). All purported anomalies of its inclusions aside, this five-CD (and 8 LP) set, running approximately five hours, boasts forty-three tracks, restored in sequence from Wally Heider's original recordings, over two dozen tracks of ...

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The Music & Legacy of Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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The Music & Legacy of Jimi Hendrix: Experience Hendrix NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY March 28, 2019 Many describe Jimi Hendrix as the “GOAT" of the electric guitar--the greatest of all-time; the greatest and most influential guitarist who ever lived. James Marshall “Jimi" Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix in 1942. The rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter's mainstream/solo career was short-- from 1967 until his untimely passing in September 1970.

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Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle of Wight to be released on Blu-Ray for the first time ever on June 17

Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle of Wight to be released on Blu-Ray for the first time ever on June 17

Source: Michael Ricci

Tuesday, June 17 will mark the first Blu-ray release of Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle of Wight, the enrapturing film that documents the guitar legend’s August 1970 performance before an audience of 600,000. It was the largest show attendance-wise he would ever play and came just 18 days before his untimely death. Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix Live At The Isle of Wight, is available on Amazon and will be released by Experience Hendrix LLC and ...

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Jimi Hendrix Stamp Dedicated at SXSW Hendrix Celebration Concert

Jimi Hendrix Stamp Dedicated at SXSW Hendrix Celebration Concert

Source: HypeBot

The US Postal Service introduced a Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp at SXSW last week which will be followed later this year by a Janis Joplin stamp. They're both part of the USPS's Music Icons series which launched last year. At SXSW the new stamp was dedicated at the Jimi Hendrix Celebration concert featuring such guitarists as Robby Krieger of The Doors and Slash, shown playing together at right (click for full image). The Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp, available for a ...

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Legendary Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock Performance Set For Global Theatrical Release From November 26, 2012

Legendary Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock Performance Set For Global Theatrical Release From November 26, 2012

Source: 1888 Media

London, UK – In Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's Birth, for the first time ever, see Jimi Hendrix’s unforgettable August 1969 Woodstock concert in select cinemas globally. This special edition theatrical presentation, under the auspices of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. has been carefully reassembled from the extensive archive of film footage helmed by Academy Award winning director Michael Wadleigh and his hand picked team of skilled camera operators and support personnel under the auspices of Experience Hendrix, LLC, ...

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Historic Jimi Plays Berkeley Concert Documentary Now on Blu-Ray/DVD and Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child Blu-Ray Both Coming July 10

Historic Jimi Plays Berkeley Concert Documentary Now on Blu-Ray/DVD and Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child Blu-Ray Both Coming July 10

Source: Sony Music Entertainment/Legacy

EXPERIENCE HENDRIX LLC & LEGACY RECORDINGS RELEASING RESTORED & NEWLY EXPANDED EDITION OF HISTORIC JIMI PLAYS BERKELEY CONCERT DOCUMENTARY ON BLU-RAY AND DVD Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child Blu-ray Also Coming Tuesday, July 10 Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release a restored and newly expanded edition of Jimi Plays Berkeley, on Blu-ray and DVD, on Tuesday, July 10. An historic documentary film chronicling the two concerts Jimi Hendrix performed ...

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The Complete Digital Jimi Hendrix Experience Now on the iPhone and Ipad

The Complete Digital Jimi Hendrix Experience Now on the iPhone and Ipad

Source: Sony Music Entertainment/Legacy

The Free Jimi Hendrix App Brings a New Level of Interaction to Music Fans through a Digitally Immersive Artist Experience New York, NY and Denver, CO: Sony Music Entertainment and Experience Hendrix LLC today announced its Jimi Hendrix—The Complete Experience App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is now available on the App Store. The app, developed by Universal Mind, comes just in time to commemorate the iconic artist's birthday on November 27th. With Jimi Hendrix—The Complete Experience, music lovers ...

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Trial To Determine Damages Suffered By Experience Hendrix In Trademark Infringement Case Set To Begin May 2, 2011

Trial To Determine Damages Suffered By Experience Hendrix In Trademark Infringement Case Set To Begin May 2, 2011

Source: Michael Ricci

Seattle, March 10, 2011—In March, 2009, Experience Hendrix, LLC, the Hendrix family-owned company founded by James A. “Al" Hendrix, father of Jimi Hendrix, entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi Hendrix, filed a lawsuit against Andrew Pitsicalis and his companies. That suit, filed in Federal District Court, contended that unauthorized use of Experience Hendrix and Authentic Hendrix' trademarks by Pitsicalis, including the companies' headshot logos and Jimi Hendrix signature marks, was an infringement of those federally registered trademarks. ...

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Jimi Hendrix Covers Dylan and the Band's "Tears of Rage"

Jimi Hendrix Covers Dylan and the Band's "Tears of Rage"

Source: JamBase

BOX SET OUT NOVEMBER 16 On November 16, Legacy Recordings and Experience Hendrix LLC will West Coast Seattle Boy—The Jimi Hendrix Anthology, featuring more than four hours of rare and previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix music on a 5 Disc (4 CD/1 DVD) deluxe box set. Among the many jewels in the box set is a previously unreleased Hendrix cover of Bob Dylan and The Band's “Tears of Rage." Rolling Stone has posted the song online. Click here to listen. (Thanks ...

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DVD: Jimi Hendrix - The Guitar Hero (2010)

DVD: Jimi Hendrix - The Guitar Hero (2010)

Source: Something Else!

By Nick Deriso “The Guitar Hero" moves away from the tabloid side of the Jimi Hendrix myth, instead delving into the American guitarist's sweeping impact on rock music and the instrument. That makes director Jon Brewer's film not so much a biography, per se, as it is tone-poem love letter to Hendrix's muse, and how it finally ignited. I think, at this late date, that makes it more interesting. For me, reanimating his playing legend—a still-indelible blending of African-American roots-music ...

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Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, NOW Available on DVD

Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, NOW Available on DVD

Source: Just Roots PR

Image Entertainment is proud to release Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, now available on DVD. Needing no introduction, Jimi Hendrix is world renowned for changing the landscape of rock & roll and revolutionizing the way a guitar is played. Narrated by Slash and with interviews from such rock legends as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and more, Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero gives an essential perspective on the prodigy that was Jimi Hendrix. Synopsis: Classic Artists could not ...

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Jimi Hendrix: Nobody Cages Me!

Jimi Hendrix: Nobody Cages Me!

Source: Corey Washington

New book shows how Jimi's music expanded deep into other genres besides Rock 40 Yrs. After his death, Jimi's influence is still felt! Augusta, GA—From author Corey Washington comes a book for die hard Hendrix fans, those sitting on the fence, and outsiders looking in. Forty years after Jimi's untimely death (Sept. 18th, 1970), Nobody Cages Me! explores his unassuming, yet ubiquitous influence over the genres of Jazz, Funk, R&B, and yes, even Hip-Hop. Jimi Hendrix is primarily looked at ...

Brian Tarquin
guitar, electric
Greg Chako
guitar
Bonnie Kane
multi-instrumentalist
Peter Knoll
guitar
David Leikam
multi-instrumentalist
Ron Jackson
guitar
Jamey Arent
guitar
Michel Delville
guitar, electric
Michael Staron
bass, acoustic
Marco Oppedisano
guitar, electric
Jas Miller
guitar
SoSaLa
saxophone, tenor
Jeremy Baum
keyboards
Dave Quick
synthesizer
Randy Wimer
guitar
Javier García
guitar, electric
Louie Moon
guitar
Perry Dean Collins,jr
guitar, electric
Jozef Nadj
violin
Steven Faivus
saxophone, alto
The OGeeZ
guitar
Illya Gomola
keyboards
Fabrizio Savino
guitar, electric
Max Walker
guitar
Philippe Coignet
guitar, electric
Stuart Redd
guitar
LITANGEN
guitar
Uffe Steen
guitar, electric
Tibor Debreceni
guitar, electric
ML Caldwell
keyboards
Jacques Bailhé
keyboards
Eric Mullins
saxophone, tenor
Antares Flare
band / ensemble / orchestra
Neal Barnard
guitar and vocals
Shawn Pfaffman
organ, Hammond B3
Gerhard Daum
composer / conductor
Matt Jardim
guitar
Darko Misiraca
guitar, electric
Luis Rojas
guitar, electric

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Live At The Hollywood...

Legacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix
2023

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Live At The Hollywood...

Legacy Recordings
2023

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Los Angeles Forum...

Legacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix
2022

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Music, Money, Madness...

Legacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix
2020

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Live In Maui

Legacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix
2020

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Songs For Groovy...

Legacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix
2019

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