On Aug. 18, 1969, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix stepped onto the stage at the Woodstock, N.Y., Music Festival and embarked upon an uninterrupted set lasting nearly two hours--one of the longest performances of his career. It concluded...Show More Summary
You are Jimi Hendrix, a detective. Officer Jimi Hendrix has called you to the scene of the crime. The victim? Jimi Hendrix. Read the rest
photo: Patti Smith @ Electric Lady Studios 8/26/2015 (photo via @electricladystudios) Wednesday, August 27 marked, to the day, the 45 anniversary of NYC's famed Electric Lady Studios which was originally built by Jimi Hendrix. To celebrate, Patti Smith, who was...
As part of a performance of her debut album Horses in the studio where she recorded it, Patti Smith sang her beatific cover of Them's "Gloria" twice. The first time was as the set opener, in which she transitioned from reading the poem off an LP copy of the record...
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 l... [ read more ]
In this weekend's Wall Street Journal, I interview comedian Richard Lewis for my "Playlist' column in the paper's Review section. Richard talks about a song that changed his life—Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze (go here). Interviewing Richard is always tricky, since...
Carlos Santana is often thrown in with musical geniuses like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn – and for good reason. The 68-year-old Grammy Award-winning guitar player and rock icon is easily one of the most talented – not to mention...Show More Summary
In a world where everyone is Jimi Hendrix, from the preacher giving the sermon in church to the baby in a stroller, the mother of that baby to the dead body in the alley, only Jimi Hendrix can save Jimi Hendrix from Jimi Hendrix. Did...Show More Summary
The Jimi Hendrix Experience's July 4th, 1970, show at the Atlanta International Pop Festival wasn't just another gig. Part of the final run of concerts Hendrix would ever perform stateside, it would turn out to be the largest U.S. show of his career, with an estimated attendance of 300,000. (The iconic guitarist would pass...
On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote. James Meredith became the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi in 1963, and Jimi Hendrix closed out Woodstock with his set in 1969. On to the reads! Verizon’s new, experimental FiOS service is 10 times faster […]
Permanent Records is an ongoing closer look at the records that matter most. As incredible as it seems with so many now available, Jimi Hendrix released only one official live album during his lifetime. Band Of Gypsys was born out of a compromise. Show More Summary
All that glitters is not gold.
Dueling descendants of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix have reached a settlement after going to court over the rights to T-shirts and other merchandise bearing his image. The Seattle-born Hendrix, a pioneering player of the electric guitar, died at age 27 in 1970 with no will, leaving his father to take charge of his estate. Show More Summary
This August marks the 46th anniversary of the famed Woodstock Music and Art Festival, which took place on Max Yasgur's 600-acre farm in Bethel, New York. Every notably musician at the time, from Jimi Hendrix to Janis Joplin, played during the three-day fest. Show More Summary
A six-year legal battle between Jimi Hendrix's siblings over the use of the guitarist's image on merchandise has been settled. Since 2009, Janie Hendrix, Jimi's adopted sister and the operator of the rocker's estate, has been locked into a copyright infringement fight with Jimi's younger brother Leon Hendrix over Hendrix Licensing,...
Jimi Hendrix reflects on the details of Jimi Hendrix’s death. Credit: Benjamin Penney The victim is Jimi Hendrix. The police chief is Jimi Hendrix. The secretary is Jimi Hendrix. The mortician is Jimi Hendrix. The fishmonger is Jimi Hendrix. Show More Summary
There have beem many flame outs, but few will remain as unforgettable as Hendrix.
Mafia III has been formally announced (having been informally announced as probably existing last week). 2K have dropped a cinematic trailer confirming that this game will be rather different to its predecessors: Mafia III takes place in 1968 in New Orleans, dropping the fictional cities of the previous two games for a real-world locale. Show More Summary
Showtime is set to premiere a new documentary centering on an iconic performance from rock legend Jimi Hendrix. The new film, Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, will focus on Hendrix’s 1970 performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival,...Show More Summary
The Jimi Hendrix Experience's July 4th, 1970 performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival will be the subject of a new documentary and live album. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church, a film about the guitar god's Atlanta Pop set and the circumstances surrounding it, will premiere on Showtime on September 4th. The...