A Photolog of Fame: The Jimi Hendrix Experience from Inception to Breakup

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The American-English rock band The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed in London in September 1966, when the now legendary Jimi Hendrix arrived in England. The band originally consisted of Jimi Hendrix (lead vocals, guitar), Mitch Mitchell (drums, backing vocals), and Noel Redding (bass guitar, backing vocals).
 
Billy Cox (bass, backing vocals) replaced Redding in the band’s reunion tour in 1970. The band’s name was the idea of their business manager Michael Jeffery. Though The Experience was initially just a backup band for Jimi Hendrix, the unit as a whole became critically acclaimed for their music. Known for their psychedelic fashion and style, they became a visual trend in that era. From 1966 to 1969, the band released three rock albums, and became the most prominent band in the rock scene. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Hendrix, Redding, and Mitchell have sadly passed away, leaving a hole where The Experience used to be.
 
Experience the group in this nostalgic photolog from their inception to their final years as a band.

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