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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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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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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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46 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Arrested in Toronto

Jimi Hendrix was arrested in Toronto for possession of narcotics on May 3, 1969.

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47 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell + More Hold MLK Tribute Jam Session

On April 7, 1968, some rock and blues legends paid tribute to Martin Luther King, who had been killed a few days earlier.

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48 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Sets His Guitar on Fire for the First Time

Distinguishing yourself in the colorful musical climate of 1967 wasn't easy.

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Band of Gypsys’ Arrives After Band Implodes

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’s ‘All Along the Watchtower’ Featured in New Chanel Commercial

When you're trying to sell perfume that promises "a view into the eyes of a man" and is designed for "a man who knows his freedom has no limits," who can you turn to for your commercial soundtrack?

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