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Luke Bryan's 'Spring Break' tops U.S. album chart

Luke Bryan's 'Spring Break' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Luke Bryan's "Spring Break... Here to Party" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Hard Rock memorabilia tour on tap

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Three rock and roll memorabilia exhibits will be touring Hard Rock Cafes across the United States and Europe, the restaurant chain announced.

Spirit co-founder Ed Cassidy dead at 89

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Drummer Ed Cassidy, a co-founder of the 1960s rock band Spirit, died last week in California at the age of 89, former bandmates said.
Johnny Depp performs with Alice Cooper in LA

Johnny Depp performs with Alice Cooper in LA

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor and occasional guitarist Johnny Depp performed with rock icon Alice Cooper at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, People.com reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012.
By United Press International

'New' Jimi Hendrix album set for March release

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- "People, Hell & Angels," an album with 12 previously unreleased recordings by Seattle guitarist Jimi Hendrix, is set for release in March, his estate said.

Chaplin bowler hat, cane fetch $62,500

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin's bowler hat and bamboo cane sold for $62,500 Sunday in an auction of silver screen and rock 'n' roll memorabilia in Los Angeles.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
By United Press International
Amplifier innovator Marshall dead at 88

Amplifier innovator Marshall dead at 88

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- Jim Marshall, who created rock 'n' roll amplifiers used by Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Motley Crue, has died in a British hospice, his family said.
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People in the news

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Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin dead at 80

Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin dead at 80

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Famed blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin has died of heart failure in Wayne, N.J., his agent said. He was 80.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 11, 2011.
By United Press International
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Jimi Hendrix
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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