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By John McDermott. In January 1969, the fortunes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience had never burned brighter. The group had barnstormed America and Europe for better than two years propelled by two ground-breaking albums Are You Experienced and Axis: Bold As Love and their with their third album – Electric Ladyland – riding high in the sales charts, the group embarked on a nine date tour of Germany. The group had not performed in Germany since 1967 and audiences there enthusiastically welcomed them—perhaps none more vocally than those who packed Sporthalle, an indoor arena in Cologne, Germany on January 13, 1969.
By Experience Hendrix. Experience Hendrix and the family of Jimi Hendrix are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our good friend, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. Jeff was an unparalleled innovator who never stopped pushing the envelope. He came to prominence first with the Yardbirds, but he would follow his own unique creative path for the next five decades. His extraordinary improvisational skills earned him admiration from fellow musicians to his global, multi-generational fan base. Rest In Peace, Jeff your music plays on!
By John McDermott. Jimi Hendrix: The Baggy’s Rehearsal Sessions marked the fifth release by Dagger Records, the official bootleg label created by Experience Hendrix. This edition offers the fruits of the guitarist’s spirited rehearsals fronting the Band Of Gypsys as they prepared for their four unforgettable Fillmore East concerts. These unpolished, direct to two-track recordings were made over the course of two long December 1969 evenings at the non-descript warehouse rehearsal facility – Baggy’s – and provided fertile grounds for what evolved into the magnificent New Year’s Eve/Day performances at the Fillmore East.
EXPERIENCE HENDRIX: JIMI HENDRIX’S 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION – All-Star Concert Event – Photo HighlightsDec 16 2022
By Experience Hendrix Tour. In celebration of Jimi Hendrix’s 80th Birthday this year, the wildly popular Experience Hendrix concert event was brought back for a special one-night-only celebration to mark this milestone occasion. Revisit this spectacular concert event with our photo highlight presentation.
By Dave Thompson. The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s April 26, 1969 performance at the LA Forum marked just the fourth rock concert to ever be held at the new arena that was initially built to play host to local professional sports teams the LA Lakers and LA Kings. When The Experience took to the stage, the city was already shaking—thanks to localized swarm of earthquakes in the area—but by the time the show ended, the city was awestruck by the mesmerizing live concert experience they had just witnessed. A lot of people just stayed in their seats unable to believe it was really over, others unable to believe it had really ever happened.
Interview Transcription. Two weeks after Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix appeared at Frank’s Restaurant in Harlem on September 3, 1969 to announce his upcoming performance at a benefit concert on behalf of the United Block Association. This press conference marked the first opportunity for many in the mainstream press to query Hendrix about his performance and the cultural impact of the Woodstock festival.
By Steven C. Pesant. For nearly 50 years a veritable “hornet’s nest” of controversy surrounded a small collection of studio and live concert recordings captured in the mid-1960s that featured the talents of Jimi Hendrix, then a little-known sideman—Jimmy Hendrix—performing alongside the groups Curtis Knight & The Squires and The Lovelights.
By Dave Thompson. Woburn Abbey, in the English county of Bedfordshire, is one of the most beautiful buildings in Britain and was originally built as a Cistercian Abbey in the early 12th century. Through the early 19th century, well into the reign of Queen Victoria, Woburn Abbey was the epitome of aristocratic hospitality. But Oh! What a difference a century makes. The Woburn Music Festival, held over the weekend of July 6 and 7, 1968, would have been a regal occasion wherever it was set. Sponsored by the music weekly Melody Maker and booked by the John and Rik Gunnell promotion team, four separate sets of music were planned including a headlining appearance by The Jimi Hendrix Experience who were making their first UK concert appearance since December 1967. Here's the story of that fateful weekend appearance.
JIMI HENDRIX IS HONORED WITH SECOND UK BLUE PLAQUE – Blue Plaque Unveiled During Star-Studded Ceremony on June 10 at Hard Rock Hotel LondonJun 24 2022
By Experience Hendrix. On Friday, June 10, 2022 Jimi Hendrix’s last official residence in the UK was formally commemorated with a prestigious Blue Plaque affixed on the side of the Hard Rock Hotel London, formally the Cumberland Hotel when Jimi resided there in 1970. Bestowed by the Nubian Jak Community Trust [NJCT] with support from Hard Rock Hotel London and Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. this special event featured a guest appearance by Jeff Beck, plus an exclusive roof top performance by Mississippi-based Blues sensation Christone “Kingfish” Ingram who helped to celebrate this historic unveiling.
By John McDermott and Steven C. Pesant. Now 55 years after Are You Experienced’s debut, the lasting significance and impact of its explosive psychedelic intricacies and raunchy ambitious fundamentals are still being explored and only now beginning to be understood. As the most influential and enduring musical debut ever released, Are You Experienced continues to excite and captivate those that experience its infectious grooves. As we mark the Emerald Anniversary of the debut release from The Jimi Hendrix Experience, we look back at how this ground-breaking album came together.