Jimi Hendrix Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

22nd December 2016

Fact: The site of the legendary Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in New York in 1969 has been nominated for inclusion into America's State and National Registers of Historic Places. The field in Bethel in Sullivan County hosted around 400,000 fans for the three-day rock festival, where performers included Jimi Hendrix, The Who, the Grateful Dead, Arlo Guthrie, and Janis Joplin, among many others.

25th September 2013

Quote: "I don't know, but sometimes the best thing you can do for your career is die." Pop superstar Cher on the influence that Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin continue to have on music decades after their deaths.

21st March 2013

Fact: Jimi Hendrix's posthumous album People, Hell & Angels has inspired a new pop-up store in London. The shop will be launched by the guitar great's sister Janie at 8 Ganton Street next month (01Apr13), and it will be open for 11 days. The store will host a Gered Mankowitz photography exhibit and offer limited edition merchandise and Cds for sale.

30th November 2012

Fact: The guitar rock legend Jimi Hendrix set alight during his fabled Monterey International Pop Festival performance in 1967 has been sold at auction for over $320,000 (£200,000). The black Fender Stratocaster was sold in London on Tuesday (27Nov12). James Wright, a manager at Hendrix's record label, previously owned the instrument.

2nd May 2011

Quote: "That's... not true. She danced with him." Pop star Katy Perry denies rumours her mother once slept with Jimi Hendrix.

10th August 2010

Fact: Rock 'n' roll icon Jimi Hendrix is set to reissue a string of albums from beyond the grave. Sony Music's Legacy division will deliver Jimi Hendrix Experience: BBC Sessions, Jimi Hendrix: Blues, Live At Woodstock, and the EP Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year on 19 October (10). Earlier this year (Mar10), Legacy executives released Valleys of Neptune, a collection of previously unavailable Hendrix tracks.

5th August 2010

Quote: "I could've been Katy Hendrix, a more legit rock star." Katy Perry wishes her mother had wed legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix after hanging out with him one night during her youth.

25th July 2010

Fact: Metallica'S JAMES HETFIELD, Slash, EDDIE VAN HALEN and Keith Richards have joined late stars Johnny Ramone, Roy Orbison, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Strummer and DJANGO REINHARDT on a new list of the world's Coolest Guitarists. Stray Cats star Brian Setzer, Link Wray, Buddy Guy and Jimmy Page also make the top 30 list in the new issue of Guitar World magazine.

18th August 2009

Fact: Rocker John Mayer has allowed cameras into his New York City home. The singer's luxurious loft apartment is featured in the new issue of Elle Decor magazine and shows off his private chambers, which include furnishings designed by fashion brand GEORGIO ARMANI and prints of legendary artists including Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.

16th June 2009

Quote: "I first learned about fashion by going into my mother’s closet. I used to put on her boots and her scarves and dress up as Jimi Hendrix." Lenny Kravitz had rocker ambitions from a young age.

12th June 2009

Quote: "Jimi Hendrix got high, and Jimi is dead. I went hunting and I’m still Ted." Rocker and outdoorsman Ted Nugent owes his longevity to his sober life in the wild.

23rd March 2009

Fact: The founder of U.S. music festival Woodstock plans to stage a free concert in New York this summer to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the legendary event. The original gig took place in the city in 1969 and featured sets from music greats including Jimi Hendrix and The Who.

6th February 2009

Quote: "She (my mum) went on a date with Jimi Hendrix. My parents have stories. Probably better stories than I do." Katy Perry's mother puts the singer's antics in the shade.

27th January 2009

Quote: "You could tell he was going to be huge, but it was a little embarrassing. He'd be out there going 'waaaaaaaah... Foxy Lady.' And the crowd would be chanting, 'Monkees, Monkees and 'We want DAVY(JONES)'." Former MONKEES star MICKY DOLENZ reveals Jimi Hendrix once opened for the band before he became a rock legend.

30th November 2008

Quote: "I'm not Jimi Hendrix, but I'm pretty good. You don't have to be a genius to play a few songs." Model Agyness Deyn plans a music career.

19th September 2008

Fact: Several previously unheard tracks by Jimi Hendrix and his band THE GHETTO FIGHTERS are set to be released by the late rocker's former bandmates - almost 40 years after they were recorded.

7th September 2008

Fact: Sting has joined fellow rockers Ozzy Osbourne and Jimi Hendrix as guitar playing characters in new video game GUITAR HERO WORLD TOUR. The former Police frontman performed DEMOLITION MAN during a motion-capture studio session, so computer artists could create a virtual image of the bass player/singer in action.

5th September 2008

Fact: The first guitar famously burned on stage by rock legend Jimi Hendrix has been sold at auction for $491,700 (GBP280,000). The Fender Stratocaster was set alight at the end of a show at London's Astoria in 1967.

14th August 2008

Quote: "It reminds me of when Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Lee attended the same high school in Seattle. You wanted to believe they hung out together." Actor Nicolas Cage didn't befriend his famous high school classmates Lenny Kravitz, David Schwimmer and Slash.

11th August 2008

Fact: Music legend Jimi Hendrix will be inducted into the National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame to commemorate his contributions as one of the world's most significant guitarists as part of New York's Harlem Week on 17 August (08).

23rd July 2008

Fact: A painting of Jimi Hendrix by ROLLING STONE RONNIE WOOD goes under the hammer on Thursday (24Jul08) in London. The artwork, which depicts Hendrix in action, is painted on a guitar and is estimated to sell for more than $30,000 (GBP15,000).

12th June 2008

Fact: The 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix set fire to on stage in London in 1967 is to be auctioned off this summer (08). The iconic instrument, which has been in storage for the last 40 years, is expected to sell at around $500,000 (GBP250,000).

12th January 2008

Quote: "I'm anticipating it... 27 was when Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison all died." Jessica Alba fears her next birthday in April (08) will be her last.

3rd November 2007

Quote: "'Here Alice, smoke this. You'll like it!' That was Jimi Hendrix and it wasn't a good idea!" Rock legend Alice Cooper on the worst advice he ever received.

18th October 2007

Fact: The Hard Rock theme park opening in South Carolina in 2008 will feature a three-storey 'Mount Rockmore' featuring the faces of John Lennon, ELVIS, Jimi Hendrix and BOB MARLEY.

13th September 2007

Quote: "I'd like to see Jimi Hendrix cover one of my tracks but it's probably not going to happen." British singer James Blunt wishes he launched his career during Hendrix's lifetime.

4th August 2007

Fact: Paris Hilton has named her new pet dog Jimi Hendrix.

15th June 2007

Fact: A sketch by rock legend Jimi Hendrix sold for GBP5,800 at an auction in East Sussex, England, yesterday (14Jun07).

8th June 2006

Quote: "I would've loved to have met Jimi Hendrix when he was alive. What would I have said to him? Got any rolling papers?" FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS singer Huey Morgan would keep it casual with his rock idol.

8th September 2005

Quote: <p>"If myself, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix and Madonna auditioned for American Idol, do you think we'd make it? We would fail." Kiss rocker Gene Simmons insists it takes more than a good voice to become a superstar. </p>

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