A look at the music and artists from rock n’ roll’s 2nd decade (1964 – 1973) and those who are still carrying on that sound today
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Saturday, May 13, 2017
50 Years Ago: We First Get to Experience Jimi Hendrix
Released in May 1967 in the U.K. and three months later in the U.S., the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Are You Experienced was a game changer. After hearing the album for the first time, what guitarist doesn’t think, “Oh s—, what do I do now?”
There’s more than just standard Chuck Berry riffing going on here and more than Dave Davies-style power chords. Hendrix developed a whole new language for the electric guitar, a language that, all these years later, is still being translated by generation after generation of hopeful guitar heroes.