Post Tagged with: "Jimi Hendrix"

Jimi Hendrix struck up an unlikely friendship with Steve Cropper: ‘He turned me on’

Jimi Hendrix struck up an unlikely friendship with Steve Cropper: ‘He turned me on’

Jimi Hendrix and Steve Cropper would, on the surface, seem to have little in common. A memorable meeting at Stax showed otherwise.

‘That’s the guy who plays guitar with his teeth!': How Jimi Hendrix ended up opening for the Monkees

Micky Dolenz remembers the moment one of rock’s craziest ideas was hatched.

‘Open to all types of music': For Jimi Hendrix, an often-overlooked connection with the Beatles

Jimi Hendrix’s passion for the work of Bob Dylan has been well documented, most notably within his fiery rendition of “All Along the Watertower.” Less talked about is how much he loved the Beatles.

New Music Monday: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jon Anderson, Art Pepper, Steve Hackett, the Yardbirds

New Music Monday: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jon Anderson, Art Pepper, Steve Hackett, the Yardbirds

Back up the reissue truck! Here comes an avalanche of revisionist good times, as we take a second look at favorites from across a dizzying spectrum even while digging into some tasty new live stuff.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Miami Pop Festival (2013)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Miami Pop Festival (2013)

In the popular imagination, the 1960s festival scene in America went directly from Monterey Pop in 1967 to Woodstock in 1969 — but there was a too-often overlooked stop in between, and Jimi Hendrix was there, too.

‘He didn’t have my number': Paul McCartney laments missed telegram that halted work with Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis

Paul McCartney still wonders at what might have become of a musical collaboration with Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis — creating perhaps the unlikeliest of supergroups — but for a misplaced telegram.

Merrell Fankhauser – Rainbow Bridge Revisited (2013)

Less than two months before he left his earthly body for greener pastures on September 18, 1970, guitar god Jimi Hendrix played a free concert on the slopes of Haleakala, a volcano located in Maui, Hawaii

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Live and Reissues): Ringo Starr, Otis Redding, ELO, Greg Lake

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Live and Reissues): Ringo Starr, Otis Redding, ELO, Greg Lake

The standard for making this list is that these projects — some lavish remastering jobs, others new live interpretations — illuminate corners of an artist’s work that we’d never noticed before.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Marc Ribot, “The Wind Cries Mary” (1990)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Marc Ribot, “The Wind Cries Mary” (1990)

This week I’m taking a break from the truly bizarre to have a short visit with the only moderately bizarre.

‘I never believed it would have worked': Greg Lake on how Jimi Hendrix almost became part of ELP

‘I never believed it would have worked': Greg Lake on how Jimi Hendrix almost became part of ELP

Greg Lake confirms that Jimi Hendrix was considered for a spot in the earliest incarnation of Emerson Lake and Palmer — and that he was utterly aware of how that might have changed things when it came to the group’s name.