It was 51 years ago Saturday (September 18th, 1970) that Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27, about two months shy of his 28th birthday. Nearly five decades later, the events surrounding his death remain sketchy at best, with the only clear fact being that the coroner report stated that Hendrix had asphyxiated in his own vomit, which mainly consisted of red wine. Monika Dannemann, his girlfriend at the time, has long contended that he was alive when placed in the ambulance.
Coming on Record Store Day — November 26th — is the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Paris '67 on red and blue mixed vinyl and limited to 13,200 copies. Themusicuniverse.com reported the performance was recorded on October 9th, 1967 at Paris' Olympia Theatre, direct to two-track tape for French national radio. The collection features “Stone Free,” “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Catfish Blues,” “Rock Me Baby,” “Red House,” “Purple Haze,” and “Wild Thing.”
Released last years on DVD/Blu-ray and CD/vinyl on November 20th is Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s legendary visit to Maui and “how they became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery.”