The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Jimi Hendrix Experience


1/1/1966, London, England



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The Jimi Hendrix Experience


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The Jimi Hendrix Experience is best known for frontman Jimi Hendrix's guitar work. Known as one of the greatest rock bands ever, The Experience brought such hits as "Purple Haze", "Foxey Lady", "Fire", "Bold As Love", "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", and "All Along the Watchtower". Born in Seattle,…more


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    • During the song "Fire", Noel Redding nearly missed the riff, so he just plays the last note of it.

    • The Jimi Hendrix Experience typically avoided playing shows in the Southern United States for fear of racism.

    • The song "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" is often mistaken with the 15-minute more blues oriented version "Voodoo Chile".

    • The reason "Are You Experienced" never reached #1 was because of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."

    • Every member was born in a different country, Jimi Hendrix born in United States of America, Mitch Mitchell born in England, and Noel Redding born in Ireland.

    • The only surviving member is Mitch Mitchell, born in 1947, the youngest member.

    • The guitar solo for "Purple Haze" is reportedly John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' influence for the solo in "Dani California".

    • When Noel Redding was replaced by Billy Cox, the band was at first named The Cry of Love, which became Gypsy Sun and Rainbows when they added four new members.

    • The Experience's most successful album was "Electric Ladyland", which peaked at #3 in U.K., and #1 in U.S..

    • The episode of Bill Nye the Science Guy focusing on cells featured a parody of this song (with an accompanying music video) called "Cellular Haze."

    • The line in "Purple Haze", "'scuse me while I kiss the sky," is often misheard as "'scuse me while I kiss this guy", which inspired the website for the Archive of Misheard Lyrics on

    • Rlling Stone magazine reviewed all of The Experience's three original studio albums five out of five stars.

    • When Hendrix died, the album "First Rays of the New Rising Sun" was being recorded. The estimated album was released in 1997.

    • The Jimi Hendrix Experience only ever covered two songs that were released on a studio album, "Hey Joe", written by Billy Roberts, and "All Along the Watchtower" by Bob Dylan.

    • Hendrix's only U.S. Top 40 single was "All Along the Watchtower", making it his most succesful U.S. single, which peaked at #20.

    • Jimi Hendrix eventually added new members and rename the band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, replacing Noel Redding with Billy Cox, staying with Mitch Mitchell, and adding Larry Lee, Juma Sultan, and Jerry Velez.

    • The Jimi Hendrix Experience is ranked #3 on VH1's: The 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

    • All three of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's studio albums, "Are You Experienced", "Axis: Bold As Love", and "Electric Ladyland, are all on Rolling Stone magazine's 500 greatest albums of all time, ranked respectively at #15, #54, and #82.

    • The Jimi Hendrix Experience's song All Along the Watchtower is ranked #34 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll.

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