I was very pleased to learn that there is a United States postal stamp featuring rock legend, Jimi Hendrix, called the Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp. I have been a fan since high school and when I was a book publicist in New York I had the opportunity to work with his adopted sister, Janie Hendrix, on a book she put together that told a story behind every song Jimi wrote.
Janie is good people. When I needed a recommendation for another job she provided it with no problem. It was very impressive to list Jimi Hendrix’s sister as a reference. Everyone liked it. Too bad the people at the company that hired me were complete insecure nuts. Karma is real. But hey, I digressed, back to Jimi.
The stamp went on sale Wednesday, March 13 and features an illustration of the musician playing a guitar.
The stamp was revealed at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas before a Jimi Hendrix celebration concert.
Also in the news about Jimi Hendrix is his new biopic titled Jimi: All Is by My Side which stars Andre Benjamin (aka Outkast’s Andre 3000) in the lead role.
The movie made its U.S. debut also at South by Southwest on March 12 and the film was written and directed by 12 Years A Slave screenwriter, John Ridley, which he recently won an Academy award for. The film will be released nationwide this summer.
The book I publicized for Janie.
Janie and I with her husband Sheldon (of Earth, Wind & Fire) at CBGB’s in NY January 2004.