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.
55 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix's Nude 'Electric Ladyland' Art Banned
Turns out he was never a fan.
55 Years Ago: Jimi Hendrix Bends Minds With 'Electric Ladyland'
In a way, humanity is still trying to catch up to its futuristic musical vision.
Jimi Hendrix 'Hollywood Bowl August 18, 1967' Live LP on the Way
Album captures trio on the cusp of stardom while opening for the Mamas & the Papas.
The Man Who Asked Jimi Hendrix if He'd Made a Deal With the Devil
Love guitarist Johnny Echols couldn't believe how much the late icon had advanced in just three years.
The Stories Behind All 85 Posthumous Jimi Hendrix Albums
All the official collections of studio outtakes, live records and compilations since the guitar legend's 1970 death.
Reissue Roundup: Fall Sets From David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, More
Box sets, lost archival recordings and expanded reissues highlight the pre-holiday bonanza.
Billy Gibbons Recalls Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Forum Set
ZZ Top frontman was side stage for the 1969 performance.
Listen to Jimi Hendrix's Live '69 Version of 'I Don't Live Today'
'Los Angeles Forum: April 26, 1969' live album arrives in November, complete with a preface from concert attendee Billy Gibbons.
Robert Fripp Recalls Jimi Hendrix's Two Compliments
King Crimson leader thought he was honored once but discovered more considerable praise 12 years later.