In March 2014, Jimi Hendrix appeared on an official USPS postage stamp and now, Jimi is being honored with his name adorning a local USPS post office.
Pending approval, the post office on Northeast 4th Street in Renton, Wa., will be renamed the “James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix Post Office Building.”
Paganini Rockstar is now showing at Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura in Genova, Italy. “To pair the artistic works of Niccoló Paganini and Jimi Hendrix in this way is creative genius!,” explains Janie Hendrix. “Jimi was truly a virtuoso in his own right, and it’s an honor to have his brilliance as a composer and performer share the spotlight with yet another musical great with a stringed instrument, and from another era!
“It’s interesting when you think about Electric Ladyland. Jimi’s playing through small Fender amps. It isn’t like a Marshall cranked all the time — some of the songs have that. I think he and Eddie were always experimenting with tone and sound and mic’ing and doing things that weren’t necessarily just turn everything up and blast.”