Jimi

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 […]

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 […]

3rd May 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded ‘Voodoo Chile.’ It was featured on the ‘Electric Ladyland’ double album and became a UK No.1 single on 21st November 1970 two months after the guitarist’s death. Hendrix’s solo on the track was named the 11th greatest solo of all-time in Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Guitar Solos. […]

The Jimi Hendrix Experience played at the London Astoria on March 31, 1967. Also on the bill were Cat Stevens, The Walker Brothers and Englebert Humperdink. While the band waited to perform, Hendrix and his manager Chas Chandler were discussing ways in which they could increase the band’s media exposure. When Chandler asked journalist Keith […]

The Jimi Hendrix LP “Band of Gypsys” was released on March 25, 1970. It was a live album by Jimi Hendrix and the first without his original group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It was recorded at the Fillmore East in New York City with Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums. This grouping […]

Jimi Hendrix gave his first on stage performance on Feb. 20, 1959. Jimi was 16 years old, and was auditioning for an unnamed band. This happened in the basement of Temple De Hirsch, a synagogue in Seattle, Washington. It didn’t go to well for Jimi as he was told not to return for the second […]


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