Jimi Hendrix

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Nigel Kennedy on his Classic FM fight: ‘Hendrix is like Beethoven, Vivaldi is more Des O’Connor’
Fresh from a bust-up with ‘Jurassic FM’ over playing Hendrix, the violinist talks about musical snobbery, going on strike and his lifelong regret at turning Duke Ellington down

Dave Simpson

28, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Why can’t Classic FM handle Jimi Hendrix? | Letters
Letters: The radio station’s rigid view of classical music is out of date, argues Meirion Bowen, while Frank Paice applauds Radio 3’s approach and Will Scott finds a link between the rock star and a musician from an earlier era

Letters

24, Sep, 2021 @3:38 PM

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Violinist Nigel Kennedy cancels concert after Classic FM stops Hendrix tribute
Performer pulls Royal Albert Hall gig over decision he compared to musical segregation

Dalya Alberge

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Our ethos was happy music and good vibes’: genre-busting Black British band Osibisa
Jimi Hendrix watched them rehearse, Stevie Wonder joined them on drums, and Fela Kuti partied with them in Lagos. Osibisa, whose African sunshine sound captivated the planet, have now returned

Garth Cartwright

29, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Jimi Hendrix family dispute escalates over use of name for music school
Brother and niece found to have infringed injunction from company run by guitarist’s stepsister, preventing them from using the Hendrix name commercially

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Jan, 2021 @10:54 AM

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We miss you, Jimi Hendrix. You were greater than 'God'
Fifty years after the guitarist’s death, his discordant, soulful music remains extraordinary

Kenan Malik

20, Sep, 2020 @5:45 AM

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'Colourful, vibrant, sensual!' Stars on Jimi Hendrix, 50 years gone
In awe of everything from his raunchiness to his skill with sheer volume, members of Pixies, Yes, Parliament-Funkadelic, Thin Lizzy and more celebrate the guitar god, who died 50 years ago today

Ed Prideaux

18, Sep, 2020 @11:30 AM

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Hendrix and the Spook review – a poor way to honour Jimi
This documentary about the acclaimed guitarist is a cheaply made mix of interviews and dumbshow dramatic recreations

Leslie Felperin

16, Sep, 2020 @1:09 PM

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Hippy dream or total nightmare? The untold story of Isle of Wight 1970
50 years ago this week, the Hendrix-headlined festival rocked a reported 600,000, but the fallout affected how music events would be run forever. Now a more positive story is emerging

Patrick Glen

25, Aug, 2020 @11:09 AM

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Jimi Hendrix, Monterey Pop 1967: a live performance never bettered
The festival belonged to Hendrix. Dazzling technique, feedback and fuzz transformed him from a relative unknown into the personification of rock

Lloyd Bradley

03, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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'A 50-storey-tall Iggy Pop!' Alison Mosshart's fantasy festival
The Kills star, who releases a spoken word album this month, imagines a New York festival with speakers on every corner – and a resurrected Jimi Hendrix

Interview by Jenessa Williams

23, Jul, 2020 @3:00 PM

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'It reminded me I should not go quietly': readers' favourite UK No 1s
Guardian readers fill in the blanks in our countdown of the greatest UK No 1s of all time, with entries from Dusty Springfield to Desmond Dekker, Jimi Hendrix to Joe Dolce

Guardian readers

10, Jun, 2020 @9:00 AM

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