Jimi Hendrix Died 50 Years Ago On 18 September 1970 - Noise11.com
JIMI HENDRIX Both Sides of the Sky

JIMI HENDRIX Both Sides of the Sky

Jimi Hendrix Died 50 Years Ago On 18 September 1970

by Paul Cashmere on September 18, 2020

in News

18 September 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi died in Notting Hill, London. On the night of his death Jimi had dinner with German skater Monika Dannemann in her apartment at the Samarkand Hotel. (She later married Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth).

Danneman and Hendrix visited a friend at 1:45am and returned to her flat at 3am. They talked until 7am then went to sleep. When she woke at 11am Jimi was unconscious. He was taken to St Mary Abbot’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:45pm by an Australian Dr John Bannister.

Incidentally, another doctor on duty that day was Bob Brown, who would become an Australian politician and go on to lead the Greens. Brown was the doctor who met the ambulance delivering the Hendrix body to the hospital.

Hendrix released his first single ‘Hey Joe’ backed with ‘Stone Free’ on 16 December, 1966. Three years 10 months and two days later he was dead.

In his day Hendrix had only released three studio albums ‘Are You Experienced’ (1967), ‘Axis: Bold As Love’ (1968) and ‘Electric Ladyland’ (1968) and one live album ‘Band of Gypsys (1970).

Although he was an America Jimi’s didn’t crack the US chart with his Bob Dylan cover of ‘All Along The Watchtower’ released on 2 September, 1968.

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

NEW: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Mick Jagger, photo by Ros O'Gorman, the rolling stones, melbourne 2014
Has Mick Jagger Just Teased A New Rolling Stones Song?

Mick Jagger has teased a new song called ‘Pride Before A Fall’. At this stage we don’t know if it’s a new solo song or a new Rolling Stones song.

3 days ago
Billy Joe Shaver
R.I.P. Billy Joe Shaver at 81

Country legend Billy Joe Shaver has died from a stroke following an undisclosed illness at age 81.

3 days ago
The Rolling Stones, Ros OGorman photographer, Rod Laver Arena
Keith Richards On Modern Rock

Keith Richards has outright insisted that "new rock 'n’ roll" doesn't exist and he's branded the overuse of synths today as "cheap and corny".

3 days ago
The Seekers Hidden Treasure Vol 2
The Seekers To Release Volume 2 of Hidden Treasures

The Seekers second volume of ‘Hidden Treasures’ is on the way with audio from their New Zealand tour when Judith Durham announced she was leaving the band included on the upcoming album.

4 days ago
Genesis
Genesis Reunite For 2021 Tour

Genesis are back together for a planned 2021 tour. In a social media post Genesis have announced, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins have reunited in London and started rehearsals for the forthcoming Genesis The Last Domino? Tour which starts in April.

5 days ago
Paul McCartney at AAMI Park Melbourne on Tuesday 5 December 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Paul McCartney Teases McCartney III

Paul McCartney has been dropping hints of looming release of a third solo album ‘McCartney III’.

October 21, 2020
Gordon Haskell of King Crimson
King Crimson Bass Player Gordon Haskell Dies Aged 74

Gordon Haskell, who was the bassist and vocalist in King Crimson in the 70s and featured on their second and third albums, has sadly passed away.

October 20, 2020