News featuring Jimi Hendrix

The following news stories mention Jimi Hendrix. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 5 hours ago.

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Tuesday 14th April

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Sunday 22nd March

  • Lithofayne Pridgon: Jimi Hendrix’s original ‘foxy lady’

    Sam Cooke, Sly Stone and Little Willie fought for her attention. Jimi Hendrix loved her so much he wrote songs about her. In a rare interview Lithofayne Pridgon tells Chris Campion the unvarnished story of Harlem’s wildest music scene – and how she came to be Hendrix’s greatest muse

    Never been kissed until she met “Fever” singer Little Willie John. Seduced by Sam Cooke at only 16. Pined for by Jimi Hendrix as the one woman he loved but could never hold on to. Lithofayne Pridgon, the unacknowledged inspiration behind Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady”, has held some of the most charismatic and talented performers of their day in her sway, and befriended many others – a roll call that includes Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, Ike Turner and James Brown. She was also Etta James’s best friend.

    Read the complete article at feeds.theguardian.com

’15 Mar 19 Thu

Thursday 19th March

  • Classical composers – and the pop stars who channel their moves

    For Liszt, read Jimi Hendrix … for Wagner, Kanye West? Canadian MC and songwriter Chilly Gonzales – who learned his craft through classical piano – reflects on the crossover between the pop and orchestral worlds

    I grew up with my grandfather teaching me the great European tradition of composers. But when I wasn’t at the piano I was watching Lionel Richie dance on the ceiling, and I told myself there had to be a way to combine these two worlds. All music is connected, and I’ve reflected on what the equivalencies might be between my favorite composers and my pop heroes. Composers were our first musical celebrities, and the 19th century brought us the idea of a “musical genius”, a role which I happen to play on stage. If these master composers were to have been pop icons or MCs, we might find that not much has changed since a…

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Wednesday 18th February

  • Jimi Hendrix's Sideman Recordings with Curtis Knight Reissued

    Jimi Hendrix's career didn't properly get underway until 1967, by which point he had already spent some time as a backing musician. One of the legendary guitarist's early gigs was with Harlem R&B group Curtis Knight & the Squires, and it's his time with this band that will serve as the basis for a new archival compilation. You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & the Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) The RSVP/PPX Sessions will be out on March 24 through Experience Hendrix L.L.C./Legacy Recordings. These 14 tracks were culled from sessions between 1965 and 1967. A press release notes...

    Read the complete article at exclaim.ca

’15 Feb 5 Thu

Thursday 5th February

  • Aretha Franklin touring, playing 2 NYC-area shows (dates)

    photo: Aretha Franklin in Austin in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

    Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is returning to the road this year, including a couple shows in the NYC-area this March. She plays Newark, NJ on 3/14 at NJPAC and Bridgeport, CT on 3/20 at Webster Bank Arena. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now. All currently known dates (maybe more TBA?) are listed below.

    Read the complete article at www.brooklynvegan.com

’15 Jan 22 Thu

Thursday 22nd January

  • Cult heroes: Wipers – the sound of emptiness and dread

    We kick off our new series on music’s cult heroes with a celebration of Wipers and Greg Sage, who took American punk in thrilling new directions

    • Sub Pop’s Bruce Pavitt revisits the greatest bands of the 80s

    “Romeo,” murmurs Greg Sage, “walks the city at night.” Beneath his voice, drums thunder along, almost motorik in their linear path, but twice as fast. “The tall dark buildings cast a ghostly shadow in his burning eyes.” Heavily fuzzed guitar and bass pick out a mutated rockabilly pattern underneath. “Oh Romeo, roam Romeo, Romeo roam, roam Romeo, yeah.” And for the chorus, a huge swoop of slide guitar and a whoosh of brass, like the sound of a railroad horn as the train races past in the darkness. It’s recognisably punk rock, but different: it’s less constricted than punk rock, less limited in its scope, but lacks none of the…

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