Jimi

18 Jan 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded an appearance on UK TV show Top Of The Pops performing a live version of “Hey Joe”. They also played a show at the Seven and a Half Club in Mayfair, London during the evening. https://youtu.be/JbSlhCj2Wyg The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Hey Joe (Top of the Pops […]

26 Dec 1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played an afternoon show at The Uppercut Club, London, (where he was billed as “The American Top soul Singer – Jimi Hendrix”). Hendrix also wrote the lyrics to Purple Haze in the dressing room on the same day. https://youtu.be/zSsjtiky9xI The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze – LIVE […]

16 Dec 1966, The first Jimi Hendrix Experience single ‘Hey Joe’, was released in the UK on Polydor records, the track had been rejected by the Decca label. It went on to be a No.6 hit in the UK, but failed to chart in America. Chas Chandler, who was now managing Hendrix had seen Folk […]

13 Dec 1966, Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as ‘Foxey Lady’ and this is how it […]

1 Dec 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their second studio album Axis: Bold as Love. Hendrix expressed dismay regarding the album cover art, which depicts him and the Experience as various forms of Vishnu, incorporating a painting of them by Roger Law, from a photo-portrait by Karl Ferris. Hendrix stated that the cover would […]

27 Nov 1942, born on this day, Jimi Hendrix, guitarist, singer, songwriter who had the 1967 UK No.6 single ‘Hey Joe’, the 1970 UK No.1 single ‘Voodoo Chile’, and the 1968 US No.1 and UK No.6 album ‘Electric Ladyland’. Hendrix who is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in musical history made appearances at […]

1 Oct1966, Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the UK when he jammed with Cream at their gig at London Polytechnic. Hendrix made his official UK live debut a month later on Friday 25 Nov 1966, when the Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Bag O’Nails Club, London. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/the-jimi-hendrix-experience/ The Jimi Hendrix […]

21 Sept 1968, Jimi Hendrix Experience released their version of the Bob Dylan song ‘All Along the Watchtower’. Hendrix had been given a tape of Dylan’s recording by publicist Michael Goldstein. Dave Mason from Traffic and Rolling Stone Brian Jones both played on the recording. https://youtu.be/TLV4_xaYynY The Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower […]

18 Sept 1970, Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot’s Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message ‘I need help bad man’, on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric […]

16 Sept 1967, Jimi Hendrix’s debut LP, Are You Experienced? entered the Billboard Hot 200 album chart, where it stayed for 106 weeks, including 77 weeks in the Top 40. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it No.15 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and two years later it was selected for permanent […]


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