Graham Findlay

Fifty years ago, Jimi Hendrix released his third and last studio album, Electric Ladyland, widely acknowledged to be a masterpiece. If you haven’t heard the album yet, well, lucky old you – you have a huge treat in store. Apart from pondering for the last half century what incredible music Jimi might have produced if he hadn’t died in London aged 27, there have been sporadic attempts at tributes and iterations inspired by his musical legacy. Although the album was recorded at Record Plant studios in New York, folklore has it that his management company constructed Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Villlage especially for Hendrix’s use. This was because he spent hours and sometimes days jamming with his NYC musician friends, “wasting” valuable studio time. So management caved in and built him his own exclusive pad. The studio is still going strong  [read the whole post]

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