2010 – Jimi Hendrix coming to Rock Band! Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitarist of all time and current Rolling Stone cover star, and now RS can reveal that his legendary albums are coming exclusively to Rock Band with a wave of downloadable content thanks to Harmonix, MTV Games and Experience Hendrix. The guitarist’s entire […]
2010 – A rare JIMI HENDRIX cover recorded over 40 years ago is set to be released as a digital release
2010 – A rare JIMI HENDRIX cover recorded over 40 years ago is set to be released as a digital release on March 1 and a seven-inch vinyl release seven days later. ‘Bleeding Heart’ is the guitarist’s take on ELMORE JAMES’ classic blues song, originally recorded in April 1969. The studio recording also features bassist […]
2008 – The first guitar torched on stage by Jimi Hendrix sold for £280,000 at an auction of rock memorabilia. The Fender Stratocaster was burned at the end of a show at the Astoria in Finsbury Park, north London, in 1967. The sale held in London also included the Beatles’ first management contract, signed in […]
2007 – almost 2,000 musicians gathered in the Polish city of Wroclaw to play a rock anthem by Jimi Hendrix. The guitarists were aiming to set a new Guinness World Record by gathering 1,876 guitarists in the city’s market square to play ‘Hey Joe’. Organisers say it was the biggest guitar ensemble in recorded history
2005 – The home where Jimi Hendrix grew up in Seattle was saved from demolition after a new location was agreed at the last minute. The James Marshall Hendrix Foundation and the City of Seattle agreed to renovate the building into a community centre opposite the cemetery where the guitarist was buried in 1970.
1973 – Mike Jeffrey (Jimi Hendrix’s manager) is killed in a plane crash over France. The former US manager of Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jeffrey was one of 68 people killed in a plane crash in France. Jeffery was en-route to a court appearance in London related to Hendrix.
1971 – Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix’s “Star Spangled Banner.” The tape is sent by Abbie Hoffman.
1969 – Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell quit the Jimi Hendrix Experience, however there is some good news for rock enthusiasts as Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi team up to create Mountain.
1969 – a launch party was held for Mary Hopkin at the Post Office Tower in London, guests included Jimi Hendrix, Donovan and Paul McCartney with his new girlfriend Linda Eastman.