Be still my
bleeding heart, because the organizers of this year’s Record Store Day have just announced that they will be releasing a limited amount of Jimi Hendrix posters! Record Store Day will be taking place on April 20th, and is an annual celebration of the unique culture that surrounds vinyl-lovers and independently owned music stores throughout the country. The Hendrix poster features a stunning black and white photograph of Jimi in a small New England record store by Ira Rosen, just before the release of his debut album, “Are You Experienced.” 5,000 copies of the poster will be printed and given away to Hendrix fans for free nationwide. Along with the poster, Hendrix will be celebrated this Record Store Day with the release of individually number 7″ vinyl mono mix singles of “Hey Joe” and “Stone Free,” which have been unavailable since their original release in 1966.
When asked about Hendrix’s contribution to Record Store Day, his sister, Janie Hendrix, stated:
“It’s entirely appropriate that an image of Jimi Hendrix is on the official Record Store Day poster. He was an avid music fan and record collector himself and, of course, his recordings are among the most enduring and cherished of all time. Jimi’s musical legacy and influence grow with every passing year so, in a sense, he makes Record Store Day last much, much longer than 24 hours.”
I couldn’t have said it better myself! You can take a look at the poster below, and remember to pick up the new Jimi Hendrix album on March 5th!