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.
Jimi Hendrix's 'Are You Experienced' Revolutionized Rock Guitar
Rock music can be split into two periods: before 'Are You Experienced' and after.
How Mashed Potatoes Led to Jimi Hendrix's 'The Wind Cries Mary'
Inspiration for the classic song came from an unlikely place.
Elvira Recalls Tear Gas Attack That Led to Jimi Hendrix Kiss
Teenage Cassandra Peterson’s dream didn’t quite come true in 1968 backstage incident.
Jimi Hendrix Bandmates’ Heirs Sue Over Streaming Royalties
Suit claims millions of dollars are owed to the families of Experience members Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell.
Listen to Jimi Hendrix Jam Two Days Before His Death
Restored fan recording from London club appears in upcoming documentary.
Jimi Hendrix Experience Estates in Dispute Over Royalties
Band leader’s heirs launch lawsuit against Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell rights holders.
Michael Nesmith Loved Watching Jimi Hendrix on Monkees Tour
"It brought me to my knees, moved me back three feet," Nesmith told MTV in 1986.
Peter Capaldi Wanted Jimi Hendrix Adventure in ‘Doctor Who’
Actor who played 12th Time Lord incarnation managed to get guitar aboard the TARDIS.
Joni Mitchell to Release Performance Recorded by Jimi Hendrix
Live set taped by legendary guitarist will be included on singer-songwriter's next archival installment.