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Jimi Hendrix artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

Jimi Hendrix; credit: Hulton Archive

March 5, 2010 Valleys of Neptune offers unreleased tracks and alternate versions of Hendrix's classics.

Interviews & Profiles

From coffeehouses to punk clubs, Matt Haimovitz has played his cello in some surprising places.

November 15, 2012 Hear an eclectic mix of music as the adventurous cellist spins his favorites in the studio.

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Clockwise from upper left: Neil Young with Patti Smith, Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Maureen Gray.

June 19, 2012 The singer describes the many influences and inspirations behind her latest album, Banga.

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Jimi Hendrix; Credit: Hulton Archive

November 22, 2010 A new box set had to navigate a tangle of legal battles before it saw the light of day.

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The Turtle Island Quartet

August 28, 2010 The string quartet, known for their jazzy chamber music, takes on a new challenge: Jimi Hendrix.

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April 5, 2009 Joplin, Hendrix, Cobain: Author Eric Segalstad looks at rockers who died young in The 27s.

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June 14, 2007 The 1967 Monterey Pop Festival shined a spotlight on then-unknown performers including Jimi Hendrix.

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November 18, 2006 The ground-breaking psychedelic rock album is a recent add to the National Recording Registry.

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November 8, 2005 Charles Cross talks about his new biography of the rock guitar icon.

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August 3, 2005 A talk with Jimi Hendrix biographer Charles Cross on Hendrix's legacy.

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Discover Songs

Daniel Lanois

November 9, 2010 This week on All Songs Considered, the legendary musician and producer shares some of his favorites.

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John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)

May 11, 2010 Lydon spins some of his favorite music on All Songs Considered, and gets in a few digs.

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May 1, 2008 Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley from the trip-hop group Portishead spin their favorite music.

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News

Jimi Hendrix

October 24, 2010 Author Gary Golio says that there are many important lessons to be learned from the young Hendrix.

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Jimi Hendrix

September 15, 2010 John Ridley uncovers one of the least-told stories in rock history: Jimi Hendrix and Linda Keith.

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Jimi Hendrix; credit: Evening Standard/Hulton Archive

January 11, 2010 The 12 studio tracks were recorded mostly by the original Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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Reviews

Jimi Hendrix

December 21, 2010 A new box set showcases Hendrix's work as a sideman for a number of famous musicians.

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More Stories

Jimi Hendrix's new album, People, Hell and Angels, comes out March 5.

February 27, 2013 These 12 previously unreleased recordings shine a spotlight on his considerable charisma.

The newest collection of Jimi Hendrix material is titled People, Hell and Angels.

March 22, 2013 Hear an entire show of newly released Hendrix material, as well as interviews with people he knew.

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Amy Winehouse.

July 23, 2011 Yet another talented, troubled musician just happened to die at 27. What is it about that age?

Angus Young

April 15, 2010 We compiled the best guitar moves to build both your muscles and your godlike mystique.

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April 3, 2009 Hear five of the hip-hop poet's favorite songs — tracks in which the music itself calls for change.

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January 20, 2009 "The Star Spangled Banner" has inspired some memorable interpretations over the years.

Jimi Hendrix during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970.

September 18, 2000 For more than three decades, this iconic rocker has inspired and humbled guitar players everywhere.

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January 25, 2007 Topics: Caring for children and elderly parents; and a new energy drink named after Jimi Hendrix.

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NPR Artist Directory

Chopin

Frederic Chopin

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Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

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Spoon

Spoon

Music, live concerts and interviews with the pop-rock band.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Hear and watch exclusive performances from the guitar-playing Mexican duo.

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Hear concerts and interviews with the atmospheric art-folk singer.

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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Hear performances and profiles of the jazz innovator's work.

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

Hear essential recordings and performances from the lauded quartet.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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