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Jimi Hendrix

During his short career, Jimi Hendrix released three groundbreaking albums in the late ‘60s that helped bridge the blues and psychedelia. But more importantly, the gifted musician showed the world the limitless depths of the electric guitar through his onstage showmanship and studio mastery. He made only three studio albums during his lifetime, all with his excellent trio the Experience: ‘Are You Experienced,’ ‘Axis: Bold as Love’ and ‘Electric Ladyland,’ each increasingly explore the sonic reaches of traditional and contemporary music. Hendrix disbanded his group in 1969 and formed a new one, Band of Gypsys, which headed into jazzier and more groove-influenced territories. More than any of his peers, Hendrix was a visionary artist who never took the easy way out. Since his drug-related death at 27, his many recording sessions have been released on posthumous records that maintain his legacy.

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Launches Electric Lady Studios

Jimi Hendrix opened his New York studio on Aug. 26, 1970.

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Vevo

Watch Jimi Hendrix Play ‘Purple Haze’ in a Clip From New ‘Electric Church’ Concert Documentary

Can't wait to watch the new documentary Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church when it premieres on Showtime Sept. 4? Good news: You don't have to.

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Suhaimi Abdullah / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Former Megadeth Guitarist Would Rather Chew Glass Than Listen to Jimi Hendrix

Marty Friedman, who played guitar in Megadeth throughout the '90s, said he would rather "chew glass" than listen to Jimi Hendrix.

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Sony/Legacy

Jimi Hendrix’s Atlanta Pop Festival Performance Captured in New Documentary and Album

Over the weekend of July 3-5, 1970, the Atlanta Pop Festival featured an incendiary set from Jimi Hendrix that found him performing in front of his largest-ever U.S. audience.

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20 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Father Wins Control of His Estate

When Jimi Hendrix died on Sept. 18, 1970, it brought one of rock's most promising young careers to a premature end. But the Hendrix moneymaking machine — and the legal battles to control it — were just getting started.

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Jimi Hendrix, ‘Long Hot Summer Night’ vs. Billy Idol, ‘Hot in the City’: Greatest Summer Song Battle

Jimi Hendrix's 'Long Hot Summer Night' faces off against Billy Idol's 'Hot in the City' in Ultimate Classic Rock's Great Summer Song battle.

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YouTube

Watch One-Armed Guitarist’s Incredible Performance of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Voodoo Child’

Most of us couldn't play a convincing rendition of a Jimi Hendrix song with two hands. Marc Swafford needs only one.

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48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Joins the Monkees Tour

What do you get when you cross a psychedelic guitar genius with one of the world's bestselling pop bands? A frustrated guitarist, a disappointed band and a bewildered and confused audience.

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Express, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

46 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Break Up

On June 29, 1969, bassist Noel Redding quit the Jimi Hendix Experience, ending the all-too brief reign of one of rock's greatest trios.

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Official Line of Jimi Hendrix Marijuana Products Announced

Cannabis enthusiasts who also happen to be Jimi Hendrix fans will soon be able to enjoy a whole new experience.

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