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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.

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s First Recording Session

On Oct. 23, 1966, the Jimi Hendrix Experience went into a London recording studio for the first time and came out with "Hey Joe."

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Reprise
Reprise

45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Second Posthumous Collection, ‘Rainbow Bridge,’ Is Released

Jimi Hendrix had been dead a year when the Rainbow Bridge album and movie were released in October 1971.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Jimi Hendrix, ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69′: Album Review

Jimi Hendrix didn't waste much time pulling together a new trio after the Experience broke up in June 1969.

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Experience Hendrix L.L.C / Legacy Recordings
Experience Hendrix L.L.C / Legacy Recordings

Jimi Hendrix’s First Band of Gypsys Show Scheduled for Release

A new Jimi Hendrix album will document the late legend's first-ever concert with Band of Gypsys.

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Express, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: Chas Chandler Experiences Jimi Hendrix Live for the First Time

Jimi Hendrix's fortunes changed when fashion model Linda Keith convinced Animals' bassist Chas Chandler to see Hendrix at the Café Wha? in New York's Greenwich Village.

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Tiger Paw Distributors
Tiger Paw Distributors

Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Partial Injunction Against Makers of Purple Haze Liqueur

The makers of a Jimi Hendrix-branded alcoholic beverage must change their packaging and promotional materials.

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Capitol Records
Capitol Records

The History of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Band of Gypsys’

In the months following his triumphant August 1969 Woodstock performance, Jimi Hendrix’s professional life took a turn for the worse.

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Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty and More Classic Rockers Highlight Record Store Day 2016

Dozens of classic-rock releases are on tap this year for the annual Record Store Day, including albums and singles by Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, Cheap Trick and David Bowie.

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Track Records
Track Records

45 Years Ago: First Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Album, ‘The Cry of Love,’ Released

When Jimi Hendrix died on Sept. 18, 1970, he left tons of unfinished songs from the various sessions he had started, but never quite completed.

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Photo credit: Eric Hayes
Photo credit: Eric Hayes

The Mystery of a 1969 Jimi Hendrix Photo Gets Solved

We speak to the photographer and subject in this 45-year old photo of a young boy onstage at a Jimi Hendrix concert.

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