20 Things You Didn’t Know About Jimi Hendrix


To celebrate what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 70th birthday today, we got in touch with Hendrix historian Steven Roby, who edited the book Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix. He shared with us some fascinating audio clips from Hendrix interviews, and he also compiled a list of some facts that you might not have known about the guitar legend. Included are some snippets of information on Hendrix's trouble with the law, brushes with other famous rockers, and the time he had his genitalia immortalized in plaster.

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  • J

    The part about miles demanding those funds is not true at all. Hendrix and miles met up regularly and swapped ideas whilst miles also taught Jimi music theory. They had planned to make an album together but were always inconveniently in different places… In fact Miles was waiting in a studio with Gil Evans for Hendrix to turn up to create an album when they received news of his death.
    Miles mentions in his autobiography that in his later years he was continuously trying to mirror is trumpet sound to Hendrix guitar playing

  • Confusion

    None of what you said has anything to do with them not recording in 1969 because of Miles demanding $50,000. I think Steven is a very reliable source on all things Hendrix so I would be really surprised if he was wrong on this one.

  • Abram

    Can we get a listen to those audio clips?

  • J

    Maybe… i don’t know for sure, but the fact that Miles and Gil Evans were waiting in studio ready to record when he died does to some extent contradict… if it weren’t for his death the recording session would have happened… it wasn’t rejected due to some sort of financial dispute… it was going to happen

  • Confusion

    This is talking about one studio session in 1969.

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  • Confusion

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