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