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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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Jimi Hendrix: Both Sides Of The Sky

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13 to the universe by studio dreamweaver and sonic soundscaper Jimi Hendrix remains arguably one of the greatest electric guitarists that ever lived, someone whose genius has often been likened to that of Robert Johnson and Miles Davis. Upon his untimely passing in 1970, he left behind an enormous wealth of previously unheard studio recordings which, according to those in the know, had the potential to offer new and compelling insights into one of the 20th Century's ultimate ...

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Jimi Hendrix: Otis Redding - The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival

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A short time after purchasing my first long-playing vinyl album with my own money, one Joe Cocker: With A Little Help From My Friends (A&M, 1969), I purchased my first and second live recordings, Mad Dogs and Englishmen (A&M, 1970) and Otis Redding -The Jimi Hendrix Experience--Historic Performances Recorded at the Monterey International Pop Festival (Reprise, 1970). I bought all of these records at Osco Drug Store in the University Mall in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was summer and fall ...

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Jimi Hendrix: Machine Gun: Live At The Fillmore East First Show

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When Jimi Hendrix walked onto the stage of the Fillmore East on 31st December, 1969, with Billy Cox (bass) and Buddy Miles (drums), virtually no-one would have had any idea what to expect, since this was not The Experience people had paid to see, but The Band Of Gypsys, an entirely different group altogether. As Billy Cox remembered: “There was a lot of pressure... because at one point in time you had Jimi Hendrix standing there with two white boys ...

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church - Atlanta Pop Festival July 4, 1970

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Jimi Hendrix Electric Church: Atlanta Pop Festival July 4, 1970 Legacy Music 2015 In front of the largest audience he would ever entertain, jimi Hendrix used a select few numbers from his early days-"Fire," “Spanish Castle Magic"--to erect a new persona for himself with more recently composed tunes such as “Room Full of Mirrors," his visionary cover of Bob Dylan's “All Along the Watchtower" and an abiding reliance on the blues, here in the form ...

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Top Ten Guitarists Who Left Us Too Soon

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Ranking musicians is a hopelessly flawed endeavor. It's about as meaningful as having a list of the top ten best tasting foods. Taste is highly individualized, influenced by mood, familiarity, and the way in which multiple variables interact. One person's escargot is someone else's slice of Chicago style pizza. I just took a break and searched the web for the top ten best tasting foods, and of course CNN has tackled this difficult issue. Potato chips, Peking Duck, and buttered ...

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Jimi Hendrix: Freedom-Atlanta Pop Festival

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Jimi Hendrix' performance at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in Bethel, NY may be his most iconic single live performance, but as the conclusion of the August 1969 event, it was offered in front of approximately half the 300-400,000audience he faced at the Atlanta Pop Festival roughly a year later. Contained on two-disc sets of compact disc and vinyl LP, Freedom documents the concert in its entirety (except for a grievously out-of-tune “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)" ...

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Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

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Several decades after his tragic and premature death, Jimi Hendrix looms even more larger and deeper than ever. An intrepid risk taker and untamed musical force that he was, this pre-eminent guitarist of the 20th century achieved his position by treating his guitar rather differently than the others. Fueled by a boundless musical imagination, Hendrix used device he could find in order to amplify the multicolored sounds he heard in his imagination. His premature death at the age of 27, ...

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Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin’

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Jimi Hendrix Hear My Train A Comin' Sony-Legacy 2013 As an entry into the PBS American Masters series, it's little surprise Hear My Train A Comin' doesn't take a particularly novel approach to its subject. Still, the film progresses assuredly and vividly from one significant point to another as it covers the life and career of the one of the epochal figures of Sixties rock, Jimi Hendrix. Interviews with those who knew ...

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Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels

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The eye-catching metallic tone of the packaging, not to mention the scrupulous annotation in the accompanying booklet, belie the seemingly motley collection of twelve tracks comprising Jim Hendrix's cryptically-titled People Hell and Angels.Nevertheless, this slightly less-than hour of music documents the period in which the iconic musician, in an earnest attempt to progress beyond The Jimi Hendrix Experience, proceeded from the adventurous Electric Ladyland (Reprise, 1968) into more stylistically diverse territory during 1969 and the early part of ...

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Jimi Hendrix: More to Experience

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In the near half-century since Jimi Hendrix's death, the passion the late guitarist's music elicits includes deep feelings about how his art has been presented posthumously. Accordingly, the reaction to the release of the four-CD Winterland box set, in combination with an expanded edition of one the earliest (and most sought after out-of-circulation) posthumous titles, In The West, threatens to dampen what otherwise might be unbridled enthusiasm. Those familiar with the history of titles following Hendrix's ...

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Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys Live at the Fillmore East

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Jimi HendrixBand of Gypsys Live at the Fillmore EastExperience Hendrix/Legacy Recordings2011 Given the latter years of guitarist Jimi Hendrix's life were fouled by business disputes, it comes as no surprise that the Band of Gypsys, perhaps the foulest such entanglement of them all, was not comprehensively recorded in video or audio. While we're fortunate to have the black & white footage contained on this DVD-- paired with a feature ...


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