Jimi Hendrix Forever

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

CAN’T WAIT!!!!

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The book I publicized for Janie.

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Janie and I with her husband Sheldon (of Earth, Wind & Fire) at CBGB’s in NY January 2004.

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2 Responses to “Jimi Hendrix Forever”

  1. Novella L. says:
    March 17th, 2014 at 12:01 PM

    I love love Jimi Hendrix, when I was a little girl when my father use to play his music. My
    son has a collection of his T-Shirts with his image on it. I am glad you posted this article
    I didn’t know about the stamps. Thanks alot :)

  2. Permed to Natural says:
    March 17th, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Hendrix is the best. Some call him a god.

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