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HENDRIX’ 1967-1971 APPEARANCES IN “AFRO-AMERICAN” CENTRIC PRESS ("Black" folk not interested in Hendrix??): <?xml:namespace prefix = o /><o:p></o:p>
JET (weekly), EBONY (monthly) these were not music mags but did feature quite a lot of articles about popular AA musicians as they had a stronger profile than other types of AA celebs due to racist bias in the entertainment industry/business etc. They also had very many pages of ad’s, economic demographics? and so therefore not many big feature articles. They were also limited in topic by their percieved market ie the middle class.
BILLBOARD (R&B charts, only a top 30 it should be noted - unlike the Pop charts top 100 - so entries will be correspondingly less and will appear later & disappear sooner. Became a top 50 on <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:date month="4" day="6" year="1968">6 April 1968</st1:date>)
BLACK MUSIC REVIEW (don’t know anything about this mag, anyone?)
<o:p></o:p>NEGRO DIGEST was a "magazine of Negro comment", later changed it's name to Black World.

How many “white” people actually went to see James Brown in concert in the <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region> in the mid 60s? Has anyone actually checked this out – I doubt it! (gi’ me the facts then!) - They still bought his records though. How often was JB featured in “white” glossy mainstream mags then? Some people seem to forget that AA’s were few in number in several states and only a significant minority in most, especially due to racism, limited access to well paid jobs, spending cash for concert tickets to (in comparison) expensive gigs (often more than the price of an LP) in dodgy “white” areas etc. Never mind the continuing 60’s “civil rights” struggle, and the near state of cold/hot/civil war? (intensified division) following Dr. King’s murder.<o:p></o:p>

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JET 4 May (page 28) ‘Paris Scratch Pad’ by Charles L. Sanders: . . . Visitors to <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city> this year will see the town's very first "soul brother" cop. He's 21-year-old Norwell Gumbs from Leeward Islands in the British West Indies, and since England is the most racist country over this way, his appointment was front-page news—despite the fact (and lots of folks don't know this) that there are more "brothers" living in London than in Harlem, U.S.A.! . . . Folks up around <st1:city><st1:place>Seattle</st1:place></st1:city> will want to know that their little guitar-playing Jimi Hendrix is now 21, is living in <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city> and is at the top of the pop record polls with his tune. Hey Joe, and is cleaning up with European tours.<o:p></o:p>
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JET 8 June (page 28) ‘Paris Scratch Pad’ by Charles L. Sanders: All of the "great musicians" who used to laugh at little Jimi Hendrix when he was trying to learn guitar, and all of the Greenwich Villagers who used to poke fun at him because of his "Wild Man of Borneo" get-up (long, long hair and way-out clothes), may not find this a laughing matter. After arriving in London just six months ago with nothing but the clothes on his back, Jimi's at the top of the British record charts (with two hits, ‘Purple Haze’ and ‘Hey Joe’), has just been handed a $150,000 check to sign with Frank Sinatra's Warner-Reprise record label, and is in line for about a million bucks from a five-year con*tract. Now he's laughing at himself—all the way to <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city>'s Barclay's Bank . . .
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14 Oct. R&B: AYE entry @ 26 with a bullet<o:p></o:p>
21 Oct. R&B: AYE @ 21<o:p></o:p>
28 Oct. R&B: AYE @ 21<o:p></o:p>
04 Nov. R&B: AYE @ 21<o:p></o:p>
11 Nov. R&B: AYE @ 15 with a bullet<o:p></o:p>
16 Nov. R&B: AYE @ 14 with a bullet<o:p></o:p>
25 Nov. R&B: AYE @ 24 <o:p></o:p>
02 Dec. R&B: AYE @ 24 <o:p></o:p>
09 Dec. R&B: AYE @ 22 <o:p></o:p>
16 Dec. R&B: AYE @ 23 <o:p></o:p>
23 Dec. R&B: AYE @ 21 <o:p></o:p>
30 Dec. R&B: AYE @ 21 <o:p></o:p>
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06 Jan AYE R&B @ 22 <o:p></o:p>
13 Jan. R&B: AYE @ 23 <o:p></o:p>
20 Jan. R&B: AYE @ 20 with a bullet<o:p></o:p>
27 Jan. R&B: AYE @ 18<o:p></o:p>
03 Feb. R&B: AYE @ 17<o:p></o:p>
10 Feb. R&B: AYE @ 11<o:p></o:p>
17 Feb. R&B: AYE @ 10; AXIS entry @ 19 with a bullet<o:p></o:p>
24 Feb. R&B: AYE @ 11; AXIS @ 10 with a bullet<o:p></o:p>
02 Mar. R&B: AYE @ 12; AXIS @ 08 <o:p></o:p>
09 Mar. R&B: AYE @ 11; AXIS @ 06 with a bullet<o:p></o:p>
16 Mar. R&B: AYE @ 11; AXIS @ 06 <o:p></o:p>
23 Mar. R&B: AYE @ 16; AXIS @ 06 <o:p></o:p>
30 Mar. R&B: AYE @ 26; AXIS @ 16 <o:p></o:p>
06 Apr. R&B: AYE @ 26; AXIS @ 16 [R&B chart becomes a top 50]<o:p></o:p>
13 Apr. R&B: AYE @ 28: AXIS @ 16 <o:p></o:p>
20 Apr. R&B: AYE @ 33; AXIS @ 17 <o:p></o:p>
27 Apr. R&B: AYE @ 31; AXIS @ 17 <o:p></o:p>
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EBONY [day?] May. [Front cover & main articles celebrating the life of Dr. King & mourning his murder. His overwhelmingly tragic, historic murder overshadows & severely dampens Jimi’s 1st (& only) big spread in these publications]
(page 102) [Full page B&W photo of JH at Thames Hotel?]
(Page 103) [Full length ½ page B&W photo of JH at Thames Hotel? Caption: Pop-rock star Jimi Hendrix (opposite page and right), is deep into a song, Purple Haze while his guitar sendsforth an ear assaulting mixture of blues and psychedelic sound at club in London, where he lives] ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience’ ‘Seattle-Born Guitarist Leads Mind-Blowing Acid- Rock Group’ by [unknown] – “Even in repose he looks like a cross between Bob Dylan and the Wild Man of Borneo; his hair is a foot long, uncombed and stabs the air in every direction around a heavily pimpled face. He’s always swathed in such things as a grimy old British military jacket, purple velvet pants and a goat hair vest, and lately he has taken to wearing a floppy hat that’s banded with brass rings and filigrees.<o:p></o:p>
He’s Jimi Hendrix, a Seattle-born, 23-year-old guitarist-singer who, since he left the U.S. for England a year and a half ago, has worked the British beat scene back up to the kind of frenzy that created Beatle-mania and made millionaires of the likes of Ringo Starr. He and his two English sidemen-drummer John (Mitch) Mitchell and bass guitarist Noel Redding-call themselves “The Jimi Hendrix Experience,” and the transistorized madness they produce is a “freak out” of rhythm and blues, psychedelia and total-volume noise. But right now, “The Experience” is at the top of British and Continental record charts, and a pair of U.S. tours have popularized Hendrix so much that the question, “Is he the new black Elvis?” is being asked.”<o:p></o:p>
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(Page 105) [(Flanked by a full length colour ad. for whiskey feat.a black model) B&W photo of JHE playing Thames Hotel? Caption: Worked into frenzy by Hendrix, who produces total-volume madness by scraping guitar string against metal microphone stand. British youths rush stage.]<o:p></o:p>
Already a pop-rock idol abroad. Hendrix aims at “black Elvis” success in <st1:country-region><st1:place>U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region><o:p></o:p>
‘Top Rock Groups Hail Hendrix As 'Greatest' by [unknown]<o:p></o:p>
Things have happened fast for Jimi Hendrix since September 1966 when Charles Chandler of The Animals "discovered" him playing at a Greenwich Village Club called the Cafe Wha?. <st1:city><st1:place>Chandler</st1:place></st1:city> talked him into going to <st1:country-region><st1:place>England</st1:place></st1:country-region> where they auditioned musicians to make up the other two-thirds of what was to become The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and the group was thrown into <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city>'s maelstrom of teenybopper clubs. Immediately, the Beatles-and other pop groups proclaimed Hendrlx as "the greatest." Young English guitarists began standing on one another's shoulders at clubs to get a look at what the fuzzy-wuzzy sensation on stage was doing, and a full-to-the-doors engagement at the big Theatre Olympia in Paris set up The Experience for bookings throughout Europe—all just six weeks after Hendrix had arrived in England with nothing but his guitar and the clothes he’d worn over on the flight. Soon, Hendrix’s tunes Hey, Joe; Purple Haze and The Wind Cries Mary shot to the top of record polls and the <st1:country-region><st1:place>U. S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> began clamoring for the boy who recently had been just an unknown guitarist with such singers as Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Little Richard and B.B. King. The Experience was brought in for last year's Monterey Pop Festival and Frank Sinatra's Warner-Reprise record label signed the group for a reported $150,000 plus a five-year $1 million guarantee-reportedly the highest sum ever paid a new artist by Warner-Reprise.
[B&W photo of Jimi biting his strings at Thames Hotel?] Plucking strings with teeth. Hendrix shows mastery of instrument he taught himself to play. In <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city>’s Trafalgar Square (opposite page), he is flanked by his sidekicks, drummer Mitch Mitchell (L), bas guitarist Noel Redding.
(Page 106) [B&W photo of Al & his wife, Jimi & Leon] Returning to <st1:city><st1:place>Seattle</st1:place></st1:city> to receive key to city and honorary high school diploma. Hendrix is greeted at airport by father and stepmother, Mr. & Mrs. Alan Hendrix, and brother Leon. Below, hip-rock’s on-stage enfant terrible chats backstage with young fans who’ve helped push him to the top of hip-rock field. [B&W photo of Jimi holding his guitar at Thames Hotel?]
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04 May. R&B: AYE @ 31; AXIS @ 17 <o:p></o:p>
11 May. R&B: AYE @ 25; AXIS @ 21 <o:p></o:p>
18 May. R&B: AYE @ 27; AXIS @ 21 <o:p></o:p>
25 May. R&B: AYE @ 27; AXIS @ 43
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JET 30 May (page 62) ‘<st1:state><st1:place>New York</st1:place></st1:state> Beat’ by Bobbie Barbee: . . . Sly and The Family Stone and The Jimi Hendrix Experience overfilled the Fillmore East.<o:p></o:p>
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01 Jun. R&B: AYE @ 27; AXIS @ 44 <o:p></o:p>
08 Jun. R&B: AYE @ off chart; AXIS @ off chart <o:p></o:p>
30 Jun. R&B: AYE re-enters @ 24 <o:p></o:p>
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EBONY [day?] July. (Page 16) ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITORS’ : ‘‘STONE GAS’ JIMI’ by Rebecca Williams, <st1:place><st1:city>Berkeley</st1:city>, <st1:state>Calif.</st1:state></st1:place> Thank you so much for including Jimi Hendrix in your May issue. He is a “stone gas.” He is soooo beautiful and sexy. I happen to be a fan of what is known as “white-soul,” which is rhythm and blues played the white way. I also love black soul sounds. The way Jimi mixes both types of soul together drives me up a wall. I just hope we black females hail him for the dynamic pelvis twitcher and pure male animal that he is. I certainly do. And I am using “male animal” with the best meaning I can think of. With the closer relationship between the younger generation, I know there will be as many white females hiding in his dressing room as black females. He is going to hit this country like a nuclear bomb.
[By the way, there were very few letters printed in these mags]
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06 Jul. R&B: AYE @ 24 <o:p></o:p>
13 Jul. R&B: AYE @ 23 <o:p></o:p>
'Rhythm & Blues' ‘SOUL SAUCE’ by Ed Ochs: ‘SOUL SAUCE’ ‘FILET OF SOUL’: . . .Jimi Hendrix sat in on <st1:place>Atlantic</st1:place>’s Soul Fest, along with Soul Sauce . . .<o:p></o:p>
20 Jul. R&B: AYE @ 23 <o:p></o:p>
27 Jul. R&B: AYE @ don’t have this info<o:p></o:p>
03 Aug. R&B: AYE @ 18 <o:p></o:p>
10 Aug. R&B: AYE @ 17 <o:p></o:p>
17 Aug – 14 Sep . R&B: @ don’t have this info<o:p></o:p>
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JET 22 August. (Page 63) [small B&W photo portrait from 1967] “Jimi Hendrix Settles Suit With His Discoverer” by [unknown]: A suit brought against Jimi Hendrix (of the Jimi Hendrix Experience) and the Warner-7 Arts Records, by Ed Chalpin, who discovered the singer in October, 1965, was settled in <st1:state><st1:place>New York</st1:place></st1:state>. Chalpin and his firm, P. P. X. Enterprises, signed a three-year contract with Hendrix in 1965 for him to produce, play, sing and arrange exclusively for P. P. X. The <st1:country-region><st1:place>U. S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> and Canadian rights under that agreement have been sold to Warner-7 Arts as part of the suit settlement and Chalpin will participate financially until 1972 in all Hendrix recordings.<o:p></o:p>
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21 Sep. R&B: AYE @ 13 <o:p></o:p>
28 Sep. R&B: AYE @ 11 <o:p></o:p>
05 Oct. R&B: AYE @ 10 <o:p></o:p>
12 Oct. R&B: AYE @ 17 <o:p></o:p>
19 Oct. R&B: AYE @ 17 <o:p></o:p>
26 Oct. R&B: AYE @ 19 <o:p></o:p>
02 Nov. R&B: AYE @ 19; ELL entry @ 44 with a bullet <o:p></o:p>
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JET 07 November. (Page 43) ‘Talking About’ by Chester Higgins: . . . * ‘Way-out Jimi Hendrix, of "The Experience," and his on-stage appearance. Not only does Jimi sport his ever-present mile-high frizzled mop of hair, but he is brilliant as a peacock in gold-and-red brocaded jackets, blue suede boots and a Confederate flag as a cumberbund [23 Aug., Singer Bowl].
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09 Nov. R&B: AYE @ 23; ELL @ 31 with a bullet <o:p></o:p>
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JET 07 November. (page 43) ‘RADIO - TV’ Jimi Hendrix on Ed Sullivan Show (Sunday, Novembe 10, at <st1:time hour="20" minute="0">8 p.m.</st1:time>, EST.) On NBC-TV
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16 Nov. R&B: AYE @ 22; ELL @ 21 with a bullet <o:p></o:p>
23 Nov. R&B: AYE @ 19; ELL @ 05 with a bullet <o:p></o:p>
30 Nov. R&B: AYE @ 17; ELL @ 05 <o:p></o:p>
07 Dec. R&B: AYE @ 17; ELL @ 05 <o:p></o:p>
14 Dec. R&B: AYE @ 31; ELL @ 10 <o:p></o:p>
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21 Dec. R&B: AYE @ 36; ELL @ 20 <o:p></o:p>
28 Dec. R&B: AYE @ 34; ELL @ 18 <o:p></o:p>
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BLACK MUSIC REVIEW (#1?) (early) January? (page?) [title?] [Noel & Jimi interview] by Margaret Robin:
Jimi: “People say poetry is dead. They don’t look. It’s right there in their faces. You can’t write lyrics like dum-dee-boop anymore.”<o:p></o:p>
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05 Jan. – 24 Jan. R&B: don’t have this info<o:p></o:p>
01 Feb. - 15 Feb. R&B: don’t have this info<o:p></o:p>
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JET 27 Feb(page 62) ‘PEOPLE ARE’ by [unknown]: How if-you-miss-‘em in the U.S. you can find ‘em in London bit, film scorer Quincy Jones is chuckling about. Said Jones, who’s just back from a film scoring stint ([I]McKenna’s Gold) in London: “Man, they’re all there: actor Lou Gosset, singers Nancy Wilson, Billy Eckstine, Nina Simone and her husband manager Andrew Stroud; singers John Hendricks, Jimi Hendrix, saxists Ben Webster and Benny Carter, <o:p></o:p>
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08 Mar. R&B: AYE @ off chart; ELL @ off chart<o:p></o:p>
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JET 29 May. (Page 63) [B&W photo of Jimi etc. Caption: Following Hendrix are photographers and autograph seekers.] ‘Jimi Hendrix on $10,000 Bond In Dope Case’ by [unknown]: In <st1:city><st1:place>Toronto</st1:place></st1:city>, a provincial court judge remanded American singer Jimi Hendrix of the Jimi Hendrix Experience for a June 19 hearing on a charge of illegal possesion of narcotics. At a preliminary hearing, the courtroom was jammed with teeh-agers who idolize Hendrix both in the <st1:country-region><st1:place>U.S.</st1:place></st1:country-region> and abroad. Hendrix was freed on $10,000 bail.
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JET 10 July. (Page 56) ‘Entertainment’ ‘Hendrix Freed On $10,000 Bond In Dope Charge’ by [unknown]: In Toronto, Canada, blues-rock singer Jimi Hendrix of The Jimi Hendrix Experience aggregation was ordered to stand trial on charges of possession of heroin and hashish.
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23 Aug. R&B: SMASH HITS entry @ 44
30 Aug. R&B: SMASH HITS @ 44
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JET 4 September. (Page 62) ‘<st1:state><st1:place>New York</st1:place></st1:state> Beat’ by Bobbie Barbee: . . . Now one of the highest paid entertainers on the scene, acid rock star Jimi Hendrix consented to do a benefit Mystique of Harlem for the United Block Assn. on Sept 5. Also appearing will be Maxine Brown, Big Maybelle, Chuck-A-Luck, J.D. Bryant, and the Sam & Dave band. . .<o:p></o:p>
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06 Sep. R&B: SMASH HITS @ 41
13 Sep. – 13 Dec. R&B: don’t have this info

NEGRO DIGEST [day?] December 1969.
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down<o:p></o:p>
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down (Doubleday, S5.95 hardcover; $2.95 paperback), by Ishmael Reed, fulfills a need, in that it is the type of see-in funny book that makes you laugh and yet be aware and ready to deal with serious business when & what-ever that is. A Reel/y-Real comic-book, it is a West/ern. in the broad tel’es/cope of the expression . . . vivid, and so true that the reader re/views a panorama of the history of the West, and how the west was won, by you know who. The book has the quality of a well-edited movie set in a western time period; with riffs & reels of other times & realities juxtaposed, so that these reels of reality seem to exist in time-space . . . coming out of no/where (& know/where) at random, to now threaten the West, as nightmares of an/other consciousness. Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down is an opening in/to the back of the mind-consciousness of the West.<o:p></o:p>
Most reviews of Ishmael Reed's first book. The Free-Lance Pallbearers, compared his "style" of writing to that of William Burroughs, but I don't feel that the pace & "editing" in Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down is a result of a primary cut-up style. Rather it is a representative receiving-pattern of a flight in/to Image/ry Zones . . . Imagination. The story is not a fairy-fair/y tale ... the green horses in the book are just as real as green-back/s & the Eagle which flies on a Friday; both of which have nothing to do with pink rats and D.Ts.<o:p></o:p>
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. . . Sonny Boy Williamson. Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down is in the vein of Natural "fiction"; related to Amos Tutuola's Night In The Forest and Miguel Asturias' Mulata . . . like the stories of African & Arab story-tellers who weave fantasies so complex and real that even the most avant-garde European movie-makers would find it impossible to translate allegorically . . . Just as science-fiction is true in that it is the blueprint of the technological future, this book deals in & with a subject, Magic & its shades: a Natural Science of now, be/fore & after/then . . . "Science", being re/verse-d Magic, it can also manifest itself as reversed & revamped bulldung cleaned up by miracle-whiteners. The links with/in this book, from Black Magic, Ogun, Juju, Voodoo, Hoodoo to The Church & Vatican, are relevant to now, appearing as the same substituteable parallelism . . . juju or charm, medicine-pendant or St. Christopher's medal, black cat bone or rabbit's foot . . . depending on the place/direction, from which one sees the West.<o:p></o:p>
The take-off scene between Loop Garoo Kid & the Pope, near the end of the book, is a funny reminder of the "power" black-robed priests hold over their congregation during confessions & mass/es . . . & in this book, now
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as Ishmael Reed's got his "Mojo Working" here, & it will work on you if you see; feel the show & don't stop to think about how, "mere word/s (& the/ir Sound/s)" can be effective & even potent; so much so that they are a/live ... if you don't believe the book, do like Lightnin' says-Go down to Louisiana, get you a Mojo Hand, and if your leftside starts jumping & your flesh begins to crawl, then you'll know by that that there's something going on. But it won't be on the <st1:time hour="6" minute="0">6 o'clock</st1:time> national new/s, because the Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down . . . I ain't superstitious,<o:p></o:p>
Black cat just crossed my trail ... . . .Willie Dixon.<o:p></o:p>
Up until recently only the 'funky' aspects of the Blues musicians' imageries of Hoodoo & John the Conqueror; even getting down in the tampax-age, to housewives-lover's tea, period/period-tea, have been emphasized by mass-media in playing its game of hoodoo-ing the voodoo-man.<o:p></o:p>
I'm a million miles away & I'm here at the same time<o:p></o:p>
. . . Voodo <st1:country-region><st1:place>Chile</st1:place></st1:country-region> . . . Jimi Hendrix.
With Sun Ra's Magic Music of the Spheres. African Spirit/Juju Music
Afro/Cuban/Haiti music & dance, Leroi Jones' poems/plays-Black
Magic, and many others, the full spectrum of Magic-Images are A/Live,
as black artists again become true magicians instead of technicians
of a dead-Art. —Tam Fiofori [not sure what bit of waffle about housewives, periods, tampax & mass-media is suppossed to mean but he appears to be putting down Hendrix & the blues "technicians of a dead-Art" This article explains where the criticism of "Black Nationalists" comes from: http://66.102.9.132/search?q=cache:4pnpvsAkeKwJ:https://dspace.emich.edu:8443/dspace/bitstream/1970/626/2/MAdams.pdf+jimi+hendrix+birth+certificate&cd=26&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk]<o:p></o:p>
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20 Dec. R&B: SMASH HITS @ off chart
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JET 25 December.(Page 58) ‘Entertainment’ ‘Aquit Jimi Hendrix In Court Case’ by [unknown]: With the Toronto, Canada courtroom jammed with his fans, rock-folk artist Jimi Hendrix (of the Experience) listened quietly as a 12-member jury, which had deliberated eight and one-half hours, brought back a verdict of acquittal on a dope charge. Hendrix had been charged on two counts of drug possession. The drugs were discovered during customs inspection at <st1:place><st1:placename>Toronto</st1:placename> <st1:placename>International</st1:placename> <st1:placetype>Airport</st1:placetype></st1:place> May 3. The musician said he had merely taken the bottle, later said to contain traces of hashish, three packets of heroin, from a teen-age girl and tossed it into an open piece of luggage. When asked if he used drugs, Hendrix told the court he had "outgrown" them. He later told reporters after the trial he was as "happy as a new*born baby" and praised his fans saying, "They were great. Some of them were there for 12 hours ... it was like a love relation."<o:p></o:p>
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23 May. Soul:BOGs entry @ 47<o:p></o:p>
30 May. Soul:BOGs @ 40<o:p></o:p>
06 Jun. Soul:BOGs @ 38<o:p></o:p>
13 Jun. Soul:BOGs @ 38<o:p></o:p>
20 Jun. Soul:BOGs @ 39; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> entry @ 49<o:p></o:p>
27 Jun. Soul:BOGs @ 34 with a bullet; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 47 <o:p></o:p>
04 Jul. Soul:BOGs @ 26 with a bullet; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 46 <o:p></o:p>
11 Jul. Soul:BOGs @ 26; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 40 with a bullet <o:p></o:p>
17 Jul. Soul:BOGs @ 19 with a bullet; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 34 with a bullet <o:p></o:p>
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JET 23 July. (Page 34) [small B&W portrait photo of Miles] Miles Davis, enjoying the acclaim of the Bitches Brew album in which he is backed by some rock 'n' roll musicians: "I think I can put together a better rock 'n' roll band than Jimi Hendrix" [Yeah, right, dream on, mate!]<o:p></o:p>
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25 Jul. Soul: BOGs @ 16 with a bullet; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 22 with a bullet <o:p></o:p>
01 Aug. Soul: BOGs @ 16; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 22 <o:p></o:p>
08 Aug. Soul: BOGs @ 14; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 21 <o:p></o:p>
15 Aug. Soul: BOGs @ 16; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 19 <o:p></o:p>
22 Aug. Soul: BOGs @ 18; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 24 <o:p></o:p>
29 Aug. Soul: BOGs @ 16; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 32 <o:p></o:p>
05 Sep. Soul: BOGs @ 15; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 27 with a bullet <o:p></o:p>
12 Sep. Soul: BOGs @ 25; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 27 <o:p></o:p>
18 Sep Jimi dies in <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city><o:p></o:p>
19 Sep. Soul: BOGs @ 30; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 25 <o:p></o:p>
26 Sep. Soul: BOGs @ 34; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 24 <o:p></o:p>
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JET 1 October. (Page 62) ‘New York Beat’ by Cordell S. Thompson: Jimi Hendrix’ million-dollar Electric Lady recording studio in the East Village is like something out of a weird psychedelic dream, but it’s rated as one of the best. The Voices of East Harlem recently cut it’s first album there. . . <o:p></o:p>
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03 Oct. Soul: BOGs @ 48; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 28; Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix Experience entry @ 41 with a bullet
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JET 8 October. (Page 56-57) [2 B&W photos, one of JHE across from Big Ben & other eating guitar at Thames Hotel? ‘67. Caption: In land of Big Ben, Hendrix stands with old Experience sidemen Mitchell (l), <st1:city><st1:place>Redding</st1:place></st1:city>; picks guitar with teeth.] ‘HOW ROCK STAR JIMI HENDRIX LIVED AND DIED’ By <st1:city><st1:place>CHESTER</st1:place></st1:city> HIGGINS, Jet Senior Editor<o:p></o:p>
Jimi Hendrix, high school dropout and ex-paratrooper, went out as he lived—swinging. The millionaire star electric guitarist started in the Black thing as a sideman to such stars as B. B. King, Little Richard (Penniman), Joey Dee, King Curtis, Ike and Tina Turner. He went on to launch the wild, white, acid-rock-pop era and was reportedly getting back into the Black thing at the time of his death. He died suddenly and, reportedly, mysteriously in <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city>. Some say it was an overdose of drugs.<o:p></o:p>
His demise was no surprise to some oldtime country Blacks who flatly remarked after witnessing one of Hendrix' wild, explosive performances: "Death is on that boy." And it seemed to be no mystery to a buxom, long-haired girl friend, Lorraine James, a <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city>, <st1:country-region><st1:place>England</st1:place></st1:country-region>, drugstore employee, who told a <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city> reporter that she watched Jimi spend a wild night of drugs and sex shortly before he died. Miss James, 21, said Hendrix, born James Marshal Hendrix in <st1:place><st1:city>Seattle</st1:city>, <st1:state>Wash.</st1:state></st1:place>, Nov. 27, 1942, came to her building (apparently from the Notting Hill flat of his friend, shapely, blond West German Monika Dannemann, 23, a former star ice skater) obviously high on drugs. "He had a large quantity of cannabis on him," she said. "He was in a terrible state, highly nervous.<o:p></o:p>
"He was on the coin box phone in the building for hours trying to contact people," she said. "One minute he was on top of the world, the next he was moaning about his backers and financial affairs. There were two American girl friends visiting in the building. Jimi made love to both of them all through the night until five in the morning. Then he went off to Notting Hill and smoked pot at various pads in <st1:place>West London</st1:place>. Jimi was completely out of his mind."<o:p></o:p>
In 1966, when it appeared Hen-drix was going nowhere particularly, Charles Chandler, then bass*ist with the British group, The Animals, spotted Jimi in <st1:place>Green*wich Village</st1:place>, liked what he saw and persuaded Jimi to go to <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city>. There Hendrix formed his group, The Experience, with Noel Redding, bassist, and John (Mitch) Mitchell, drummer, and became the rage of the continent with such songs as Purple Rage [sic], and Hey Joe. He also recorded All Along The Watch Tower Burning [sic], a Bob Dylan tune that was part of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and built him a solid following of millions of rock fans.<o:p></o:p>
But one critic put it aptly. She said : "But as millions of rock fans know. Jimi Hendrix Experience was something much bigger than any one rock group. It was red bandannas and frizzed-out hair, amplifiers turned up to infinity, performances that really delivered the sexual excitement that earlier rock singers had only promised."<o:p></o:p>
On the eve of his death, after Jimi's all-night sex-and-drugs orgy with the two women, it was re*ported he went to another girl's pad and was unconscious all day.<o:p></o:p>
[2 B&W photos: one eating his guitar at Winterland? & other with family. Caption: With father, stepmother, Mr, and Mrs. Alan Hendrix, and brother, Leon, Hendrix returned to <st1:city><st1:place>Seattle</st1:place></st1:city> in 1968; literally burned up guitar at end of each act.]<o:p></o:p>
(Page 58) 'I Need Help Bad, Man,' Was Last Plea of Hendrix [headline in bold red text] That night, he returned to an orgy of drugs and girls and finally made his way back to girl friend Monika's Notting Hill apartment. It was <st1:time hour="1" minute="30">1:30 a.m.</st1:time>, it was reported, and it was about this time that he put in a call to his old friend and former manager, Charles Chandler. But <st1:city><st1:place>Chandler</st1:place></st1:city>'s office was empty at that time in the morning and Hendrix, idol of millions and prophet-in-chief of the drug generation, lay near death. The next morning at 10, <st1:city><st1:place>Chandler</st1:place></st1:city> heard these words gasped on his telephone-answering machine: "I need help bad, man." He called immediately, but Hendrix, already near death, groaned, it was reported. "Call me a bit later man." Monika. who was very close to Hendrix for years, said she found him in a coma, and by the time he was whisked to the hospital he was dead. A police theory is that Hendrix' death was a freak accident. It was theorized that waking in Monika's suite on Friday after the all-night party. Hendrix groped for some pep pills. Instead he grabbed extra-strong German sleeping pills—nine of them.<o:p></o:p>
As Hendrix' family in <st1:city><st1:place>Seattle</st1:place></st1:city> prepared for the funeral, the words of Hendrix echoed through acid-rock land. He said that when he died he "wanted people to dance, sing, freak out . . . but with my luck, I'd probably be busted at my own funeral."<o:p></o:p>
[B&W photo of Monika in dramatic ice-dancing pose. Caption: Many women loved acid-rock pop star Henarix (r), including blonde West German skating star Monika Danneman, SS, who found him in coma.]<o:p></o:p>
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10 Oct. Soul: BOGs @ 46; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 28; Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix Experience @ 41 with a bullet
17 Oct. Soul: BOGs @ 44; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 26; Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix Experience @ 30 with a bullet
24 Oct. Soul: BOGs @ 37; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> @ 33; Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix Experience @ 17 with a bullet
31 Oct. Soul: BOGs @ 37; <st1:city><st1:place>Woodstock</st1:place></st1:city> off chart; Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix Experience @ 15
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JET 5 November. (Page 60-61) ‘Rock Star's Dad Talks Of Jimi Hendrix' Life’ by <st1:city><st1:place>CHESTER</st1:place></st1:city> HIGGINS, Jet Senior Editor
The late blues-acid-rock superstar Jimi Hendrix' father, James Hendrix, 54, of Seattle, Wash., having weathered the stunning news of his son's sudden death in London, England, and subsequent news that he is the sole heir of the late guitarist's estimated $500,000 estate, told Jet he plans no change in his style of living. In an exclusive interview, the senior Hendrix said his musician son was always very generous in "sending us money," adding: "He bought me a new truck recently, and bought his stepmother (Hendrix 12 years ago wed a Japanese-American by the name of Ayoka [sic] who has a daughter, Janie, 9, by another marriage) a new car. He never wrote much. But he would call from different places and ask how we were getting along." The elder Hendrix, a landscaper, declares he owns a four bedroom home in an integrated area and has another son, <st1:country-region><st1:place>Leon</st1:place></st1:country-region>, 22.<o:p></o:p>
Hendrix was in a reminiscent mood and he recalled that "Jimi was just an ordinary kid when he was growing up. He was just James then, or Jimmy, and he played Little League baseball and participated in all sports. He used to write poetry, too, and do a lot of drawings when he was a boy.<o:p></o:p>
"I guess there was some creativity in our family," the father went on. "My older brother, Leon, died in 1932 (I was 14 years old at the time) and he was creative, too. He wrote poems and finished school ahead of time, played piano and did a lot of dancing. Our whole family did a lot of dancing. I did, myself. I got paid for dancing at <st1:city><st1:place>Vancouver</st1:place></st1:city> (<st1:state><st1:place>British Columbia</st1:place></st1:state>, <st1:country-region><st1:place>Canada</st1:place></st1:country-region>) banquets. Used to tap dance. I mess around with the tenor sax and <st1:country-region><st1:place>Leon</st1:place></st1:country-region> messes around with the piano.<o:p></o:p>
"I was born in <st1:place><st1:city>Vancouver</st1:city>, <st1:state>British Columbia</st1:state></st1:place>. My parents were not. My father came from <st1:place><st1:city>Urbana</st1:city>, <st1:state>Ohio</st1:state></st1:place>, and mother from some little town in <st1:country-region><st1:place>Georgia</st1:place></st1:country-region>. They were Ross and Nora Hendrix. He's dead. They used to be in show biz—sang and danced. I don't know where the papers got this business about Jimi being half Cherokee Indian. My mother had some Cherokee in her, and his mother (divorced by Hendrix in 1942, and died in 1958) was real fair. But I wouldn't say he was half Cherokee Indian.<o:p></o:p>
"I do know that my phone would ring all the time . . . Calls from girls. They would call to ask where he was at. And several, I guess, were pretty excited over his music. I used to tell them not to get too serious because they might get hurt. They talked about Jimi having that girl (Monika Dannemann, 24, a blond, young former West German ice skating star) in <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city>. But I know he really had no particular girl even though a lot of them were all shook up over him."<o:p></o:p>
When news hit of the death of the wealthy blues-acid rock star —he strangled in his sleep on his own fluids—the elder Hendrix said: "I couldn't say a thing. I walked outside and stood (in a shock). Some people say I should fly to <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city>, but then I decided not to."<o:p></o:p>
He sat thinking for a moment in the comfortable home, remembering. "Both my boys always respected me. They never talked back. First time Jimi came back home—five years after he had left at 18 years of age and he had The Experience group then—and he asked me if he could drink a beer in the house. I had to laugh at him."<o:p></o:p>
Hendrix paused, squinted around the room, then added, "I'm going to keep The Electric Lady (he has a large share of the $1/2 million recording studio Jimi had completed in <st1:state><st1:place>New York</st1:place></st1:state>). I want to keep things as much like they were as possible."<o:p></o:p>
[B&W photo. Caption: Admiring early water colors of Jimi's, senior Hendrix, wife, Ayoka, step*daughter, Janie, reminisce in <st1:city><st1:place>Seattle</st1:place></st1:city> home.]<o:p></o:p>
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07 Nov. Soul: BOGs @ 16 with a bullet; Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix Experience @ 15
14 Nov. Soul: BOGs @ 15; Otis <st1:city><st1:place>Redding</st1:place></st1:city>/Jimi Hendrix Experience @ 33
21 Nov. Soul: BOGs @ 36; Otis <st1:city><st1:place>Redding</st1:place></st1:city>/Jimi Hendrix Experience @ 33
28 Nov. Soul: BOGs @ 38; Otis <st1:city><st1:place>Redding</st1:place></st1:city>/Jimi Hendrix Experience @ 41
05 Dec. Soul: BOGs @ 34; Otis Redding/Jimi Hendrix Experience off chart
12 Dec. Soul: BOGs @ 44
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JET 17 Dec. (Page 56-57) Ebony/Jet Record Club starts. Out of the 24 LPs pictured ‘Last Poets’ is 1st, 2nd is BOGs then <st1:city><st1:place>Jackson</st1:place></st1:city> 5’s ABC. . .
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19 Dec. Soul: BOGs @ 41

JET 24 December. ‘Entertainment’ ‘British Seek Hendrix Will; $200,000 At Stake’<o:p></o:p>
With distribution of at least $200,000 and the rights to future overseas record royalties at stake, British lawyers were anxiously searching in <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city> to determine if the late blues-acid rock star Jimi Hendrix, 27, drew up a will to dispose of his estate while he lived there.<o:p></o:p>
Hendrix's last weeks on earth were spent in <st1:city><st1:place>London</st1:place></st1:city> after he starred in the Isle of Wight Festival last August. His father, James, is designated sole beneficiary of Hendrix's estate, in the absence of a will. The estate is estimated to be in excess of $500,000.<o:p></o:p>
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JET 31 December. (Page 60-61) Ebony/Jet Record Club. Out of the 24 LPs pictured ‘Last Poets’ is 1st, 2nd is BOGs then <st1:city><st1:place>Jackson</st1:place></st1:city> 5’s ABC. .<o:p></o:p>
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added an important link to partly explain the Negro Digest article - JUST THE 1ST BIT the rest is just another potted bio.