WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's 65-year-old governor spent $17,000 of his own money to finance a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival.
NEW YORK (AP) — Melanie, known as the First Lady of Woodstock, remembers having a supernatural experience as she walked on the rainy stage in 1969 to perform at one of the most iconic events of...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival says he's come to appreciate how a community can be born of difficulty.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former wife of Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is selling off exotic and erotic items from their 14 years of marriage.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Don't think that Newark's queen of performance art has lost her historical splendor.
Taneshia Nash Laird is making sure of that with ambitious plans as the new president...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Music icon Jimi Hendrix will now have a post office near his Washington state hometown named after him.
From a public hanging on Nashville's Music Row to the days when a young and still unknown guitar player named Jimi Hendrix walked the city's streets, a band is documenting Nashville's forgotten history in songs and videos.
Granville Automatic, which got its start in Atlanta and is now based in Nashville, recently released its album "Radio Hymns."
The title track recounts how the Ryman Auditorium was saved just as it was about to be demolished in the 1970s.
Ace of Cups, "Ace of Cups" (High Moon Records)
The all-female Ace of Cups was part of the late '60s psychedelic scene in San Francisco, opening for Jimi Hendrix and The Band but without ever recording an album. Until now, over 50 years later.
"It's Bad for You but Buy It!" — a collection of old demos, rehearsals and live performances — was issued in Britain in the 2000's but this self-titled double album is their studio debut and it's an emotional, absorbing experience.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A 1960s high school rock band that played alongside such legends as Jimi Hendrix and The Who returned to their roots for a 50th class reunion.
Three founding members of The Hideaways played Friday for the Ann Arbor High School class of '68 reunion.
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes.
Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix's guitar pick?
NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Hopkins, a prolific music journalist who co-wrote a million-selling biography of the Doors that Oliver Stone adapted into a feature film, has died.
Hopkins died of heart failure June 3 in Bangkok, his longtime residence. He was 82 and his death was confirmed Tuesday by his son, Nick Hopkins.
LONDON (AP) — The Victoria & Albert Museum says Paul McCartney has donated 63 photographs taken by his late wife Linda to the museum's new photography center.
The collection includes Linda McCartney's portraits of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix as a well as images from nature and photos of her family.
Linda McCartney worked as a professional photographer from the mid-1960s and was married to the former Beatle from 1969 until her death from breast cancer in 1998.
Jimi Hendrix, "Both Sides of the Sky" (Experience Hendrix/Sony Legacy)
Elvis has left the building but Jimi is still busy in the studio. Or so it would seem from the staggering number of posthumous Hendrix albums that record labels, bootleggers and — for the past two decades — his family have been releasing since his death in 1970.
NEW YORK (AP) — Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year.
Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix's "Both Sides of the Sky" on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never been released.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is blasting the Grammys in an angry video for failing to recognize the band's final album with a nomination.
The rapper-producer tells off the organization and calls it "corny" in an expletive-filled rant posted Tuesday on Instagram. Q-Tip says that Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix never received Grammy Awards. He also mentions Led Zeppelin, though the band did win a Grammy in 2014.
Guitars belonging to famous musicians to hit the auction block
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Cavett is donating more than 2,000 episodes of his TV talk show to the Library of Congress.
The donation announced Friday by the library includes episodes of "The Dick Cavett Show" from his 35 years as host during the 1960s to 1980s.
Among the guests featured: Muhammad Ali, Orson Welles, Jimi Hendrix, Groucho Marx and Janis Joplin.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A white glove Michael Jackson wore on tour in 1981 is among the items up for bid in an auction of pop music memorabilia next month.
Julien's Auctions says the rhinestone-covered right hand glove Jackson wore on the "Triumph" tour is expected to fetch $60,000 to $80,000. Also for sale is a red zippered leather jacket Jackson wore on tour in 1987 that's expected to sell for $20,000 to $40,000.
NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York City residents are petitioning to have a street in the Greenwich Village neighborhood named in honor of musician Jimi Hendrix.
Organizers of the petition are seeking to co-name West Eighth Street as "Jimi Hendrix Way." The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/2xYAW50 ) the organizers say they believe the co-naming also would attract visitors to an area fighting gentrification.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Murray Lerner, who captured Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival and preserved legendary music acts like Jimi Hendrix and Leonard Cohen forever on film, has died, said his son, Noah. He was 90.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An overpass in the Tennessee capital is being dedicated in the honor of a longtime pastor in the city's historic African-American neighborhood.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry on Saturday unveiled the marker naming the bridge after Bishop Joseph W. Walker III of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
SEATTLE (AP) — Purple guitars, purple walkways and a crowd of purple-clad families adorned the newest park in Seattle — the long awaited Jimi Hendrix Park.
The $2.2 million park, located next to the Northwest African American Museum, has been under development for the last several years as organizers raised funds and designed the city's newest tribute to the Seattle-born rock icon.
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The Monterey International Pop Festival turned 50 on Friday and celebrated its anniversary by kicking off another three-day concert that's bringing back a few acts from a half century ago.
DALLAS (AP) — Heritage Auctions has halted the planned offering of a guitar purported to have been played by Jimi Hendrix at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival amid concerns it's not that particular instrument.
Dallas-based Heritage on Tuesday announced the guitar, originally estimated to bring up to $750,000, will no longer be up for sale on June 17.
NEW YORK (AP) — The world still celebrates the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which came out 50 years ago in June. But 1967 was an unusually rich year for music overall, with acclaimed work from artists old and new, from Jimi Hendrix and the Velvet Underground to Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. Here are 10 other notable albums:
DALLAS (AP) — The guitar Jimi Hendrix played at the Monterey Pop festival in 1967 is expected to sell for $750,000 when it goes up for auction next month.
It will be offered by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on June 17 in Beverly Hills, California. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love." The Monterey festival that summer also featured Janis Joplin, The Who and the Grateful Dead.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — At first, Jim Lange envisioned himself as the next Jimi Hendrix, or perhaps Glen Campbell with his own TV variety show.
Those dreams ended abruptly the minute he heard melodic classical music on a nylon string guitar, an instrument that spoke to his heart and, irrevocably, to his soul. Try ignoring that.
Despite the esoteric nature of that calling (just making it as a musician is tough enough), he has managed to survive while staying true to his muse.
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen took part in a two-hour jam session during a surprise appearance at a film festival in his home state of New Jersey.
Longtime E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt and veteran Jersey shore rocker Southside Johnny were among those who played with Springsteen at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival on Friday. Also taking part were some former E Street Band members and the Lakehouse Jr. Pros, a band featuring child musicians.