Tragedy befalls many top performers in the entertainment industry with many incidents attributable to long performances back-to-back with lack of sleep leading to total exhaustion. Drugs, alcohol, recklessness all contribute to early deaths leaving behind some of the most memorable songs and performances of all time. Such is the entertainer in the spotlight today who, like Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Pete Hamm and others remains Forever 27, thus a member of the 27 Club.
1965 Hendrix signed a three-year recording contract with entrepreneur Ed Chalpin, receiving US$1 and 1% royalty on records with Curtis Knight. The contract was later to cause serious litigation problems with Hendrix and other record labels.
Released in 1967, the band's first single, "Hey Joe" was an instant smash in Britain, and was soon followed by other hits such as "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary."Blue Wild Angel
Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix released on November 12, 2002, and re-released in 2004 as a 3-disc 'Deluxe Sound & Vision Edition' in a special box and slip cover format as part of Experience Hendrix's plan to re-release most of Jimi Hendrix's recorded material. The album documents Hendrix's last U.K. live performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 31, 1970, barely three weeks before his death. Some songs on the album were available on the 1971 release Isle of Wight.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...