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Jimi Hendrix

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.

Sony/Legacy
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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Billy Idol Jimi Hendrix Greatest Summer Song

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
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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Micky Dolenz, Facebook

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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Jimi Hendrix Guitar Ownership Contested in Auction Lawsuit

One of Jimi Hendrix's guitars is in the middle of a legal tug-of-war that erupted last year and has escalated into a lawsuit that could cost the defendant $750,000 in damages.

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Express, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

48 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Release Their Revolutionary Debut Album

Released in May 1967 in the U.K. and three months later in the U.S., the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Are You Experienced was a game changer.

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Authorized Jimi Hendrix Biopic in the Works

Jimi Hendrix is making a not-so-slight return to a theater near you.

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