September 18, 1970: Rock Loses Jimi Hendrix

It's been 45 years since the untimely passing of Jimi Hendrix, and the legacy of the guitar god still lives on and is as strong as ever.

Recently, a number of Hendrix titles have been released or reissued that celebrate his entire career.  Here's a few we think you should consider checking out:

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Live At The Atlanta Pop Festival:  This title was released last month and highlights Hendrix’s incredible performance at the Atlanta Pop Festival, which also happened to be the large crowd he ever performed before in the United States.

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You Can’t Us My Name – The RSVP/PPX Sessions:  This release features Hendrix’s work with Curtis Knight & The Squires from 1965-1967 just before forming the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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The Cry Of Love & Rainbow Bridge:  Both of these albums were released posthumously and contain music Hendrix was working on at his time of death.  They were long out of print but were released for the first time on CD in September 2014.

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Live At Monterey:  An absolute classic performance, perhaps his finest moment in his career.  A must-own for any rock fan.

 

 

 

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.