Music today is to honour the anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix. In his short life, Hendrix only made three officially released studio albums, Are You Experienced (1967), Axis: Bold As Love (1967), and the double album Electric Ladyland (1968). Everything else was either as a sideman, live, from a soundtrack or posthumous. It’s really incredible that there has been so much Hendrix music released considering. These three albums were released in May ’67, December ’67 and October ’68 making Hendrix’s total studio output an action-packed 18 months with the live Band Of Gypsies released in March 1970. Like The Beatles it’s not really necessary to wax poetic about the legend, it’s simply reminding you to make today the day you listen to the records.
Song Of The Daze
Live in Maui in 1970 with Mitch Mitchell on drums and Billy Cox on bass. Noel Redding had already left the band. Redding died 2003 age 57, Mitch Mitchell died 2008 age 62 and JH died 1970 age 27, they have all left for Saturn but Billy Cox is still alive, he’s 81 next month.
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.