Jimi's Last Jams

Thirty years after his death, the guitar hero lives on in a CD set, a TV movie and the hearts of his fans

Thirty years from now, is anybody going to want to buy a boxed set of Britney Spears outtakes? Three decades from today, are young musicians going to trek to the studio where Matchbox Twenty used to record so they can get that "Rob Thomas vibe"? You don't have to answer these questions now. Let's talk in September 2030.

But that's the future--let's discuss the present and the past. Sept. 18 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of rock-guitar great Jimi Hendrix. When he was alive, he was bigger than life, asking his fans to "Scuse me while I kiss the...

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