Jimi Hendrix

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones and Kate Bush: the multimillion-pound deal that could turn them into 3D works of art
Classic images and unpublished shots by photographer Gered Mankowitz join treasure trove of pictures set for radical image makeover

Dalya Alberge

22, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The photographer with 60,000 undeveloped images of rock history ‘waiting to come back to life’’
Charles Daniels took intimate pictures of his friends the Rolling Stones, Hendrix and others – but few have seen the light of day until now

Jim Farber

06, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘Clapton turned incredibly pale when Jimi began to play’: Brian Auger, the Swinging 60s’ pop Zelig
The keys wizard played with Rod Stewart and turned down Hendrix but has never enjoyed the renown of his peers. At 82, on the cusp of a new reissue collection, his passion is undimmed

Garth Cartwright

08, Mar, 2022 @8:20 AM

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Two halves of signed Jimi Hendrix lyric sheet reunited after 55 years
The legendary guitarist tore the page of lyrics in two to sign autographs for fans after a gig in 1967

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

21, Feb, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Betty Davis obituary
Pioneering funk singer whose uncompromising stance resonated with a new generation of musicians

Richard Williams

11, Feb, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Jimi Hendrix estate sues bandmates’ heirs after alleged royalties and copyright threat
Estate claims families of Hendrix’s bassist and drummer threatened them with a copyright infringement case over ‘millions of pounds’ of unpaid royalties

Laura Snapes

20, Jan, 2022 @2:27 PM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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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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