SOURCE: Boston Globe
A Nashville Elks lodge building was the 1960s home of a music club where superstars of Black music—and the yet-to-be famous Jimi Hendrix—played during the segregation era. Like many such landmarks, decades of highway building broke up the surrounding community and made the building endangered today.
SOURCE: The Guardian
Lawyers for the Hendrix family argued that a suit for back royalties by the heirs of Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell were invalid because of waivers signed by the guitarist's British bandmates soon after his 1970 death.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
"Jimi’s Woodstock anthem was both an expression of protest at the obscene violence of a wholly unnecessary war and an affirmation of aspects of the American experiment entirely worth fighting for."
SOURCE: Seattle Times
Although the guitarist made a global impact on rock music, he left a particular legacy for Black musicians in his hometown of Seattle.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
A new book, at the 50th anniversary of the guitar master's death, takes Jimi Hendrix's leap from chitlin circuit sideman to London sensation as a turning point for rock music.
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