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Hendrix's 70th birthday

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Although it is over 40 years since his passing, his music still lives on. He still ranks on top of most "best guitarist" polls, and young musicians rate him as one of their top influences. His death was one of those tragic deaths of the 70s.

Kathy Etchingham opens new website

Kathy Etchingham

Kathy were Jimi's girlfriend in the 60's, and lived with him in both 34 Montagu Square and 23 Brook Street, London, England. She wrote a book about her life with Jimi that were issued in 1998. She is now issuing the book in eBook form. Here is a link to buy it.

Jimi Hendrix record collection

Hendrix records

Hendrix's own record collection, or rather the second part of it, as the first part already was owned by the Experience Music Project in Seattle, was up for action in London lately. It contains a selection of blues and jazz classics, alongside Jimi's favorite Bob Dylan, some rock, and a rarity, "Keep dreaming" by the Norwegian group "The Dream" featuring the guitarist Terje Rypdal, something that warms my Norwegian heart!

 

Mixed handedness explains virtuosity

Hendrix mixed handed

He argues that Jimi Hendrix's mixed handedness allowed him greater integration between left and right brain hemisphere, wich can explain his creativity, vocal delivery and certain aspects of his lyrics.

Roger Mayer Octavia

Experience Mayer

These songs have the sound of the Octavia on them, a device made by Roger Mayer, and in the early days he made the pedal exclusivily for Jimi Hendrix.

Gibsons Top 50 Guitarists

Flying V

Altough the list has som surprises, Jimi Hendrix is placed on top of the list. It may surprise some that f.ex. Lou Reed is in no. 38, Frank Zappa no. 39, and David Gilmour no. 41.

Electric Lady Studios 40th anniversary

Electric Lady Studios

On Sept. 18th that year the iconic 27-year-old guitarist passed away. In addition to his lasting musical legacy, Hendrix left a studio which continues to this day to produce hits for artists ranging from Dylan, Bowie, Coldplay and The Stones to Patti Smith, U2, Sheryl Crow, The Strokes, Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Hendrix on the web

Hendrix at 70

GuitarPlayer got a lot of responses from players, gear makers, producers etc. when they asked for rememberences and comments on Hendrix's 70 birthday. Read the article in GuitarPlayer

Jimi's Yoko Ono

Kathy Etchingham is arguably the person who knows most about Hendrix. They were together for three years. In one interview, he claimed: "Kathy is my past girlfriend, my present girlfriend and probably my future girlfriend; my mother, my sister and all that bit. My Yoko Ono." He wrote Foxy Lady, Gypsy Eyes and The Wind Cries Mary for her. She booked the recording studios, watched as he auditioned his band. Read the article in The Evening Standard

The True Lost Hendrix Album

Axis: Bold as Love, Jimi Hendrix's second studio album, may be the most underloved record ever made by a rock god. Read article in Rolling Stone Magazine

Now you can visit Jimi Hendrix's home of his own

If, in 1968 or 1969, Jimi Hendrix had casually mentioned to some foxy lady, some cute little heartbreaker, that “I wanna take you home,” then the home he meant was probably the tiny four-room London flat at 23 Brook Street, in Mayfair, which he shared with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham.

My best shot: Jimi Hendrix by Gered Mankowitz

Gered Mankowitz: 'The few photographs taken of him performing dominated the media … I just tried to give him an opportunity to give something to the camera' Watch video

You never told me he was that good

In an article in The Guardian, Ed Vulliamy speaks to the people who knew Jimi Hendrix.

The brain that gave us Purple Haze

Miller-McCune.com mentions the ambidextry theory of Stephen Christman.

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