Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jimi Hendrix featured on official Record Store Day poster

An iconic Jimi Hendrix photo is being used as the official poster for Record Store Day 2013.

Set for April 20, the annual event is a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

The poster was created from a photo of Jimi Hendrix that was taken in a small record store in New England by Ira Rosen just prior to the release of his landmark 1967 debut album, “Are You Experienced.”

"It's entirely appropriate that an image of Jimi Hendrix is on the official Record Store Day poster,” says Janie Hendrix. “He was an avid music fan and record collector himself and, of course, his recordings are among the most enduring and cherished of all time. Jimi's musical legacy and influence grow with every passing year so, in a sense, he makes Record Store Day last much, much longer than 24 hours."

Only 5,000 copies of the poster will be made and will be free to Hendrix fans at fully participating record stores in the United States.

Experience Hendrix will also be celebrating Record Store Day 2013 with the exclusive release of a limited edition individually numbered 7" vinyl single featuring the original mono mixes of "Hey Joe" b/w "Stone Free" which have been unavailable since their original 1966 release.

Jack White
was recently named Record Store Day 2013 Ambassador.

“People, Hell & Angels,” a new album premiering twelve previously-unreleased studio recordings ('68 - '70) completed by Hendrix will be available at independent record stores starting on March 5.

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Whole lotta Jimi Hendrix on the way