Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

It is astounding to ponder how the indelible influence on rock music of James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix is based on three LPs released in less than two years. The 1967 debut by The Jimi Hendrix Experience asked the provocative question, Are You Experienced? Well, the band soon were, as the success of the album—based on the guitar pyrotechnics of the leader—catapulted the trio straight into the upper echelons of the London music scene. And in 1967—68, London was the epicentre of the exploding popular music world. Jimi was an inventive and restless musician who pushed the boundaries of both his own talents and the studios he used as a creative tool. In performance, he was primal, mesmerising, and dazzling; pumping out psychedelic blues while destroying audiences and guitars. Some artists change rock forever; Jimi Hendrix was one of those.

 

 

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