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.
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.
Did the DAR Really Force Jimi Hendrix off the Monkees' Tour?
Ill-fated double-header ended on July 16, 1967, after only seven dates.
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.