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Woodstock Festival (1969)

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  • Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again

    Jimi Hendrix is Reborn Again
    John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes Starting At Zero: His Own Story, a collection of Hendrix's own lyrics and writings — on hotel stationary, cigarette packs and beer mats — stitched together with interviews and lyrics. That same day, Experience Hendrix, Jimi's official estate, unleashes their own double-dose: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix — Hear My Train A Comin', a PBS documentary (beefed up with extras for the DVD), and Miami Pop Festival, a CD and double 12" vinyl release marking the first time the Experience's 1968 performance hits the non-bootleg market.
  • El Hartford Courant Cumple 250 Años

    El Hartford Courant Cumple 250 Años
    Hoy en la Historia 20 de octubre de 1976: Cierra el Hartford Times El 20 de octubre del 1976, El Hartford Times imprimió su última edición, cerrando después de 159 años. En una carta a los lectores, el Presidente de El Courant, Edmund W. Downes,...

    The Return Of The Powder Ridge Music Festival

    The Return Of The Powder Ridge Music Festival
    By now, Connecticut music fans surely know the story of the "greatest rock festival that never happened," but it's worth recapping. 1970, Middlefield: organizers plan a huge Woodstock-like rock festival at the Powder Ridge Ski Area, with Janis Joplin,...

    Rapper Andre Benjamin has a Jimi Hendrix experience

    Rapper Andre Benjamin has a Jimi Hendrix experience
    Rapper André Benjamin had to learn to walk pigeon-toed before he could even begin to transform himself into guitarist Jimi Hendrix for writer-director John Ridley's new biopic, "Jimi: All Is by My Side." He started mumbling a bit more when he spoke too....

    Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed

    Sept. 24, 1969: Strange day, indeed
    On Sept. 24, 1969, Chicago hosted a double-header of tragicomedy, the kind of spectacles in which you didn't know whether to laugh or cry. One ended that day: a Cubs pennant run that, only two weeks earlier, looked likely to bring a World Series to...