Hendrix

See how many you can score in our very hard Jimi Hendrix Quiz: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/jimi_hendrix_quiz Jimi Hendrix Quiz Jimi Hendrix Quiz Read it here

Jimi Hendrix played his last public concert on Sept. 6, 1970, at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany. Jimi had been headlining 6 concert in 6 days including The Isle of Wight Festival on Aug. 30 and a show in Berlin on Sept. 4. Joining Jimi for these shows were Mitch […]

We are very pleased to announce that our latest book Jimi Hendrix – The Day I Was There is now available to pre order on Amazon. Richard Houghton's fifth book is a collection of over 500 eyewitness accounts of seeing him live. It's the story of Jimi's discovery by manager Chas Chandler in New York's […]

Jimi Hendrix opening for The Monkees 51 years ago today. When Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork of The Monkees saw The Jimi Hendrix Experience at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, they decided they wanted The Experience to open for them on their upcoming tour. July 8, 1967 was the first date of the […]

8th July 1967, The Monkees began a 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as support act. Hendrix was dropped after six shows after being told his act was not suitable for their teenybopper audience. More on Hendrix: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/jimi_hendrix Read it here

The Jimi Hendrix LP “Band of Gypsys” was released in the US on March 25, 1970. Because of the legal problems Jimi had had with his previous manager, the LP was released on Capitol Records as part of a settlement. Due to legal wrangling by the former manager (Ed Chalpin) the album was not released […]

On June 4, 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last show in England, at London’s Saville Theatre, before heading off to America. The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album had just been released on June 1 and Paul McCartney and George Harrison were in attendance. Hendrix, who was already a great fan of the band, bought […]

On May 31, 1961, Jimi Hendrix became Private James Hendrix. It all started when Law enforcement authorities caught Hendrix riding in stolen cars twice and when given a choice between spending time in prison or joining the Army, he chose the latter and enlisted. After completing his basic training at Fort Ord, California, the Army […]

Hendrix and Zeppelin on the same concert bill? We’ll let the good Professor Poster explain: The Northern California Folk Rock Festival 2, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, and the Aquarian Family Festival, at the Spartan Stadium practice field, both were held on Memorial Day weekend. These festivals had all the elements of the better-known […]

On April 25, 1990, the white Fender Stratocaster guitar that Jimi Hendrix used during his appearance at Woodstock sold for $334, 620 at Sotheby’s auction house in London, making it the most expensive guitar ever sold at the time. After Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix continued to use the guitar for shows including at his final live […]


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