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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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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Day Jimi Hendrix Played His Final Show With Band of Gypsys

"That's what happens when Earth f---s with space. Never forget that. That's what happens."

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Polydor
Polydor

The Day Jimi Hendrix Claimed ‘All Along the Watchtower’

On Dec. 27, 1967, Bob Dylan released his first album in more than a year with the understated classic 'John Wesley Harding.'

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive,Getty Images

The History of the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s BBC Ban

Hendrix's infamous appearance on Lulu's show took place on Jan. 4, 1969.

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YouTube

The Story of Jimi Hendrix’s Arrest in Sweden

The guitar legend was arrested on Jan. 4, 1968.

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Express, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The History of Jimi Hendrix and Chas Chandler’s Split

Once Chandler heard Jimi Hendrix, he knew there was something magical there.

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Reprise
Reprise

How Jimi Hendrix Explored the Outer Limits of Psychedelic Music on ‘Axis: Bold As Love’

With Axis: Bold As Love, the Jimi Hendrix Experience further explored the outer limits of psychedelic music.

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Jimi Hendrix, ‘Third Stone From the Sun’ vs. Styx, ‘Come Sail Away': Rock Star Wars

Two out-of-this-world classic-rock favorites square off against each other in the first round of our Rock Star Wars battle.

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Track

The Story of the Banning of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ Album Cover

In November 1968, a handful of British record stores banned the Jimi Hendrix Experience's new album from their shelves due to its cover art.

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Vevo

Jimi Hendrix’s London Home Will Be Open to the Public

The London flat where Jimi Hendrix spent a year of his life in the late '60s will soon be open to visitors as part of a public exhibition.

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Experience Hendrix
Experience Hendrix

Experience Hendrix Tour Announces U.S. Shows for 2016

A new roster of musicians will gather to honor Jimi Hendrix's musical legacy when the Experience Hendrix Tour starts its next round of dates in early 2016.

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