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See Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in 'All Is By My Side' trailer

See Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix in 'All Is By My Side' trailer

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) --Andre Benjamin, part of hip-hop duo Outkast, plays late rock legend Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic, "Jimi: All Is by My Side."
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Kurt Cobain's life will be chronicled in new comic book

Kurt Cobain's life will be chronicled in new comic book

March 27 (UPI) -- A new comic book, "Tribute: Kurt Cobain," will chronicle the Nirvana frontman's life and career with the band.
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Jimi Hendrix honored on new USPS stamp

Jimi Hendrix honored on new USPS stamp

March 13 (UPI) -- Legendary musician Jimi Hendrix has been honored on a new USPS Forever stamp.
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André 3000 stars as Jimi Hendrix in biopic's first look

André 3000 stars as Jimi Hendrix in biopic's first look

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Footage from the upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic "All is By My Side" finds André 3000 taking on the role of the rock legend.
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Apple founder Steve Jobs up for commemorative postage stamp

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The face of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may be before the public next year, appearing on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp, the Washington Post reported.

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Atheists seek end to clergy home tax break

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says in a legal filing leaders of an atheist group qualify for the same housing tax exemption priests receive.
Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein dead at 95

Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein dead at 95

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Sid Bernstein, a music promoter and agent who brought The Beatles to New York for landmark concerts, died Wednesday in New York, his publicist said. He was 95.

'Tonight' band drummer Ed Shaughnessy dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, May 27 (UPI) -- Ed Shaughnessy, a U.S. jazz musician who played drums with Doc Severinsen's Tonight Show Band for nearly three decades, has died, his family said. He was 84.
Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

Beatles guitar sells for $408,000 at New York City auction

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- A rare VOX guitar played by Beatles bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison was sold for $408,000 in New York, Julien's Auctions said.

Rock producer Andy Johns dead at 62

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Producer-engineer Andy Johns, who worked with Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones, died Sunday in Los Angeles, a publicist said. He was 62.

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Rapper Too Short booked for DUI, narcotics possession ... MGM hopes to release next James Bond movie within three years ... HBO won't order third season of Laura Dern dramedy 'Enlightened' ... Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart ... News from United Press International.
Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart

Bon Jovi's 'What About Now' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Bon Jovi's "What About Now" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
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Jimi Hendrix belt is displayed at the Hard Rock Cafe in London on April 11, 2007. It will be at the "Icons Of Music" auction at Hard Rock Cafe in New York on April 21. The proceeds will go to musicians of the Gulf Coast region who lost their livelihood after Hurricane Katrina. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in musical history, and one of the most influential musicians of his era across a range of genres.

After initial success in Europe with his group The Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. He often favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble and helped develop the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback. Hendrix, as well as his friend Eric Clapton, popularized use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock which he often used to deliver an exaggerated sense of pitch in his solos, particularly with high bends, complex guitar playing, and use of legato. As a record producer, Hendrix also broke new ground in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. He was one of the first to experiment with stereophonic phasing effects for rock recording.

Hendrix was influenced by blues artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Albert King and Elmore James, rhythm and blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield and Steve Cropper, and the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. Hendrix (who was then known as 'Maurice James') began dressing and wearing a moustache like Little Richard when he performed and recorded in his band from March 1, 1964 through to the spring of 1965. In 1966, Hendrix stated, "I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice."

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