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 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.
Micky Dolenz Recalls the Monkees' 'Weird' Tour With Jimi Hendrix
He thought "theatrical" nature of psychedelic band would be a good match.
How an Unused Jimi Hendrix Album Cover Led to Journey's Scarab
Beetle first appeared on 1980's 'Departure,' and has remained a regular presence on the group's projects ever since.
K.K. Downing Proud of Grabbing Jimi Hendrix’s Empty Coke Bottle
Former Judas Priest guitarist calls sneaking backstage at Isle of Wight Festival a life highlight.
Alice Cooper Recalls Jimi Hendrix Giving Him His First Joint
Guitar icon told young shock-rocker that vibrating bed was a spaceship.
Ted Nugent Refused Drugs From Jimi Hendrix, Keith Moon, Bon Scott
Guitarist thinks he avoided intoxication issues through “luck.”
House Built for Jimi Hendrix Listed for Sale at $3.8 Million
Guitarist was reportedly planning to purchase Spanish-style home at the time of his death in 1970.