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Sept 18 marks the 40th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. In commemoration, the Experience Music Project (names so when Paul Allen could not secure the rights to the name "Jimi Hendrix Museum") is holding a two day event including screening of a new(ish) documentary which aired on Biography. (seems Jimi's been mentioned on the blue before)
posted by victors (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
There is, however, one solid slice of godliness: Hendrix's velvet suit from his appearance at the Isle of Wight, his last significant show before his untimely death. How a man as big as Hendrix jammed into this elfin costume boggles the mind, but there is some evidence if one gets down and looks closely at the crotch: Hendrix broke the seams in the pants onstage.

Rock'n'roll in a nutshell.
posted by blucevalo at 11:36 AM on September 17, 2010


Parenthetical: I've been reading a Miles Davis biography that concentrates on his "electric years" called Miles Beyond, and Hendrix comes up several times. Apparently, he & Miles Davis got together a few times, with an eye towards future projects. What could have been...
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:37 AM on September 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Devils Rancher - they were introduced by Miles Davis' wife at that time Betty Mabry.
posted by adamvasco at 12:03 PM on September 17, 2010


Miles and John Lee Hooker (one Jimi's chief influences) did work together to stunning effect
posted by victors at 12:09 PM on September 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


How a man as big as Hendrix jammed into this elfin costume boggles the mind, but there is some evidence if one gets down and looks closely at the crotch: Hendrix broke the seams in the pants onstage.

He doesn't look unusually big, you can surmise his height in relation to the guitar... Oh wait! That's right, his dick is big!!!!!! Whoa man!
posted by Liquidwolf at 12:20 PM on September 17, 2010


But seriously, I love the phase he was going into with Band of Gypsys and you can tell there was a ton of amazing work that was about to be created. I suspect he may have moved into the jazz and possible "fusion" territory though ( i don't like jazz in my rock) . But who knows , maybe he would have made jazz rock and "fusion" into something good.
posted by Liquidwolf at 12:23 PM on September 17, 2010


for the aficionado: there are casts of his penis floating around
posted by victors at 12:33 PM on September 17, 2010


Lord knows, I'm a voodoo child.
posted by Mental Wimp at 1:43 PM on September 17, 2010


What could have been...

I've also read that Hendrix was supposed to jam with Hawkwind at the Isle of Wight but the acid he had there didn't agree with him and the jam subsequently didn't happen.
posted by stinkycheese at 3:58 PM on September 17, 2010


I've always considered the EMP to be a cheap copy of the original Seattle Blob.
posted by drinkyclown at 6:31 PM on September 17, 2010



I've also read that Hendrix was supposed to jam with Hawkwind at the Isle of Wight but the acid he had there didn't agree with him and the jam subsequently didn't happen.


Say... what...?
posted by Liquidwolf at 7:23 PM on September 17, 2010


Fun fact: Hendrix's favorite guitarist was Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
posted by swift at 8:07 PM on September 17, 2010


RIP Jimi
posted by bardic at 12:07 AM on September 18, 2010


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