The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Formed 1966. Disbanded June 1969.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time they released three successful studio albums. After Redding left the band in mid-1969, Hendrix and Mitchell continued to work together on other projects. The Experience reunited in 1970, with Billy Cox on bass, until Hendrix's death in September. Redding died in 2003, and Mitchell died in November 2008.

Widely recognized as hugely influential in the development of the hard rock and heavy metal music genres during the late-1960s and beyond, the Experience was best known for the skill, style and charisma of their frontman, Hendrix, who has since been called one of the greatest guitarists of all time by various music publications and writers. All three of the band's studio albums, Are You Experienced (1967), Axis: Bold as Love (1967) and Electric Ladyland (1968), were featured in the top 100 of the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 15, 82 and 54 respectively. In 1992, the Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Winterland

    Winterland 2011

    Reviewed by Wyndham Wallace
    Inspirational guitar hero at his pyrotechnical finest.
  2. Review of Electric Ladyland

    Electric Ladyland 1968

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    It remains his crowning achievement.
  3. Review of Axis Bold As Love

    Axis Bold As Love 1967

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    It stands as his peak in crafting pop rock perfection.
  4. Review of Are You Experienced?

    Are You Experienced? 1967

    Reviewed by Sid Smith
    This is the sound of the future arriving; tacky, awkward, inspirational, exciting,...
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