Jimi Hendrix is known for his legendary guitar skills, during his lifetime he was able to release eighteen albums, and some of these albums have just been unearthed and recycled, and have been produced and released officially in the United States.
Despite being dead for several years now, Jimi Hendrix legacy continues, it is estimated that he will still be able to sell around 3 million albums this year, and more from the publishing of royalties, including that of home-video sales, T-shirt merchandising including other deals.
His fame continues to live on, as proven by the latest star he has received in the Hollywood Walk of fame, along with the release of a four-CD box set named Stages.
Jimi Hendrix and his music
Jimi Hendrix remains to be one of the grooviest rock stars to have ever lived. His music continues to able repackaged more than twenty years after his death and his music is still able to sell for large quantities. This is truly an ironic thing, considering that during his time, despite the successes of his five top-selling albums and the ability to fill in a stadium capacity for concert gigs, Jimi Hendrix was actually having problems with large loan payments to his record company.
Despite being able to gain the attention of thousands of fans all over the world, he was struggling with potentially expensive lawsuits, including that of the trouble of getting ripped off by his manager during that time named Michael Jeffrey.
Hendrix actually lived from hand to mouth; he just survives on cash handouts from his crook manager. Jimi never really bothered about the money, or the account settlements. All that the managers had to do was supply him with whatever he has requested and he would be happy with it.
Hendrix does not really care about the money; he was just solely focused on creating the music, and exploring the capacities of his mind and getting in touch with more spiritual pursuits.
He was quoted saying “I don’t have any value on money at all”, he once told an interviewer. “That’s my only fault, I just get things that I see and want and try to put it into music.”
Although there had been a lot of questionable deals by the people handling the remaining estates and royalties of Jimi Hendrix, this has nothing to do with the impact that Hendrix was able to give to the music community.
Men who helped created the music of Hendrix, may not be satisfied monetarily, but the legacy of Jimi Hendrix is being fulfilled, even in the current time, his music is still reaching people and that is what is important.
A lot of performers and top guitarist and bands nowadays take inspiration from Hendrix.
After seeing him perform in recorded videos in the past, the lives of people are changed especially musicians. He projected a sense of wild, reckless danger that gave him fame, especially when he smashes his guitar at the end, and sets it on fire. He has inspired a lot of artists to be free and express themselves.