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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Experience Banned From BBC

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Evening Standard/Hulton Archive,Getty Images

Jimi Hendrix wasn't one to play by the rules, and on Jan. 4, 1969, during a guest appearance on the Lulu television show, the guitar legend was up to the task. While Lulu was a great pop singer, she and Hendrix were pretty much worlds apart in the public eye,. Still, the producers of her BBC TV show booked the Jimi Hendrix Experience and approached Hendrix about singing a duet with Lulu on her big hit, 'To Sir With Love,' which was not first and foremost on Hendrix' mind, to say the least.

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46 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Arrested in Sweden

Jimi Hendrix
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Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix was almost as well known for his energetic, anything-can-happen stage performances as for his innovative musicianship. But during a brief tour of Sweden in January of 1968, the guitarist got a little too wild off stage and got himself arrested, for which he was detained for two weeks.

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44 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Debuts Band of Gypsys

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YouTube.com

Jimi Hendrix's short-lived power trio Band of Gypsys made its debut appearances with a series of concerts held on Dec. 31, 1969, and Jan. 1, 1970, at New York City's Fillmore East. By the end of January, Hendrix had broken them up, but not before releasing a classic live set from the shows.

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Jimi Hendrix’s Apartment to Become a Museum

Jimi Hendrix
George Stroud, Getty Images

Jimi Hendrix fans in the U.K. will soon be able to celebrate his music by venturing to a new museum, located on the site of the London apartment he called home for the last two years of his life.

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45 Years Ago: Chas Chandler Leaves Jimi Hendrix

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Express/Hulton Archive, Getty Images

After leaving the Animals in mid 1966, bassist Chas Chandler turned toward a new role as producer and manager. And he struck gold on his very first try. Once Chandler heard Jimi Hendrix, he knew there was something magical there. So he brought the guitarist to England later that year, hooked him up with an aspiring pair of musicians and unleashed the trio on an unsuspecting public.

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46 Years Ago: The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Axis: Bold As Love’ Album Released

Jimi Hendrix
Reprise Records

With ‘Axis: Bold As Love,’ which celebrates the 46th anniversary of its U.K. release today (Dec. 1), Jimi Hendrix and the Experience further explored the outer limits of psychedelic music.

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Exclusive Premiere: Jonny Lang Talks About Experience Hendrix Tour

Experience Hendrix
Experience Hendrix

Starting in March, the next round of the Experience Hendrix tour will hit the road for a three-week U.S. tour. The eighth edition of the all-star tribute to Jimi Hendrix will once again feature a wide range of guitarists honoring the legend.

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See What Your Favorite Dead Rock Stars Would Look Like If They Were Still Alive

YouTube / Sachs Media Group
YouTube / Sachs Media Group

Today's dose of "kinda cool, kinda heartbreaking, kinda creepy" news comes to us courtesy of Sachs Media, where execs recently bankrolled a series of computer-generated portraits depicting what some of rock's best-loved deceased stars would look like if they were alive today.

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Experience Hendrix Tour to Return in 2014

Jimi Hendrix
George Stroud, Getty Images

For the eighth year, an all-star lineup of guitar greats will hit the road to pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix. Experience Hendrix will launch early next year for a three-week tour.

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45 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix’s Album Cover Banned

Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland Banned Cover
Track / Polydor

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. The unusual thing is, Hendrix probably hated the 'Electric Ladyland' photograph in question even more than those retailers did.

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