on March the 13th, the United States Postal Service released a new Forever stamp honoring the late ’60s rock guitarist as part of its Music Icons series. Hendrix is considered to be one of the most influential guitarplayers who ever lived. He unleashed a revolution in guitarplaying by using new chords, feedback and different new recordingtechniques.The first album released by Jimi Hendrix and his band ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience’, called ‘Are you experienced?’ was released in 1967 and proved to be a huge success in the UK and the rest of Europe.
With his first performance in the US, on the Monterey International Pop Festival on the 18th of june 1967, he brought his success to America. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a direct hit and it gave Jimi the name ‘from rumour to legend’.
The United States Postal Service released the new Forever stamp Thursday depicting the 1960s rock star as part of its Music Icons series, which honored Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles last year.
Designed by artist Rudy Gutierrez, the psychedelic-looking stamp shows Hendrix shredding his left-handed guitar.
A dedication ceremony for the stamp toke place at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex., followed by a celebration concert featuring former Guns ‘n Roses guitarist Slash, Jane’s Addiction’s singer Perry Farrell, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, and ex-Doors guitarist Robby Krieger.
Next up in the USPS’ Music Icons series will be a stamp commemorating rock singer Janis Joplin.
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