TV News Report of Death of Jimi Hendrix, September 18th 1970
On this day exactly 41 years ago (September 18th, 1970) American rock guitar legend Jimi Hendrix was found dead in London, England. He was only 27 years of age (note that the above ABC news report wrongly cited his age as 28) but in his short life span the highly influential, pioneering guitarist left behind quite a legacy including the just released by SONY (4 CD / 8 LP) box set Jimi Hendrix Experience Winterland. Note there is also a single CD release that highlights the best of this series simply titled Winterland.
To coincide with the release of this historic 1968 San Francisco live recording - culled from the six shows Hendrix did at the long gone Winterland Ballroom, that was located on Post and Steiner streets in San Francisco, in October 1968 when Henrix was only 25 years old - the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco named September 13, 2011 (last Tuesday) to be Jimi Hendrix Winterland Day. And, as you probably already know, this important event was officially celebrated on stage at Amoeba Music San Francisco earlier this week as reported in detail (with lots of pics)_here on the Amoeblog