Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix did more with an electric guitar than anyone before, or after him. “Hendrix’s music was perfectly tied to the times. It was a troubled, violent, confused, searching music on the one hand, an assertive, demanding, triumphant, sensual music on the other.” – Robert Hilburn, LA Times rock critic

Axis: Bold As Love was his second studio album, released in September 1968, certified RIAA gold October 10, 1968, and reaching a peak Billboard chart position of #3. We celebrate it here with anĀ Authentic, First Presentation, First-State RIAA White Matte gold record award…jimihendrixaxisGRWMF

jimihendrixaxisGRWMLabel“Two-tone orange” label used by Reprise Records during the Warner Bros.-Seven Arts merger is the correct label for the date of certification. It was used on Reprise releases from the first quarter of 1968 to the third quarter of 1970. Warner Bros Records, to whom the award was presented, was the parent label of Reprise Records. See More…