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Jimi Hendrix
Woodstock 30th Anniversary
The live reditions of "Star Spangled Banner"(Hendrix version) and "Purple Haze", first appeared on the recording of "Woodstock". The picture disc, seen above, was released on July 6th of 1999 on the MCA Records label to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Woodstock event.
This promotional only disc, was pressed in the U.S., and is limited to 2000 copies.
It has a rarity level of "medium"(currently).
Because it is a new pressing, the average asking price, has yet to be determined.
The songs found on this disc are:
Side One
Star Spangled Banner
Side Two
Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix (lead guitar/vocals)
Mitch Mitchell (drums)
Billy Cox (bass)
Born in Seattle,Washington on November 27, 1942. The name given to him at birth was Johnny Allen Hendrix. This would be changed several years later to James Marshall Hendrix.
After a short stint in the U.S. Army, Hendrix became involved in the New York music scene. He associated and performed with names like "Little Richard", "The Isley Brothers" and "Curtis Knight". In 1966, Hendrix would depart New York for London, where he had high hopes of pursuing a solo career. Once there, and through the efforts of former "Animals" bassist Chas Chandler, Hendrix would form the "Jimi Hendrix Experience".
With bassist Noel Redding(born December 25, 1945 in Kent, England) and drummer Mitch Mitchell(born June 9,1947 in London, England), Hendrix would record the singles "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary". This would clearly land the group on top of the British music charts.
After the appearence of Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival in June of 1967, and the release of their debut album a month earlier, the Jimi Hendrix Experience began to develope a large U.S. following. With the release of "Axis:Bold as Love" in December of 1967, and "Electric Ladyland" in November of 1968, life for Hendrix began to unravel. After chronic drug abuse and financial disbutes, the band would eventually go their separate ways. The bands final appearence together would be on the 29th of June, 1969 at the Denver Pop Festival.
Hendrix, together with drummer Mitch Mitchell, bassist Billy Cox and guitarist Larry Lee, made a appearence at the now historic Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in New York on August of 1969. Later the same year, Hendrix would team up with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, to form a "Band of Gypsies".
Tragically, on the 18th of September, 1970, Hendrix would be found dead, in the apartment of Monika Danneman in London, England. This, a result of complications from drug abuse.
May,1967... Are You Experienced ...Reprise(6261),MCA
Dec,1967... Axis:Bold as Love ...Reprise(6281),MCA
Jan,1968... Smash Hits ...Reprise,MCA(2025)
Nov,1968... Electric Ladyland ...Reprise(6307),MCA
June,1970... Band of Gypsies ...Capitol,Track
This list reflects the pre-death, studio releases of Jimi Hendrix
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