April 8, 1993 |
MCA Music Entertainment Group has delayed a multimillion-dollar purchase of Jimi Hendrix's recording and publishing copyrights after the late rock star's father protested the sale. The multimedia deal--estimated by sources to exceed $30 million--was scheduled to be signed this week, but was put on hold, sources said, after objections were raised in a letter Monday from Al Hendrix, the 73-year-old father and the sole heir to the estate of the most influential guitarist in the history of rock.
July 26, 1995 |
Twenty-five years after the death of Jimi Hendrix, the rock icon's father has regained control over his legacy. Under a settlement expected to be signed Friday, the rights to the famed '60s psychedelic guitarist's image and music will be returned immediately to James Al Hendrix, the Seattle rock star's 76-year-old father and sole heir to his estate. As part of the pact, Hendrix agreed to drop a 2-year-old fraud lawsuit against Leo Branton Jr.
October 13, 2007 |
"Are you any relation?" You can imagine how often Janie Hendrix has heard that question from strangers who see her last name on her credit card or a restaurant reservation list. The answer is yes, she's the sister of the late, great Jimi Hendrix. There's often a second, unasked question in the eyes of those strangers: How could the guitar demigod have an actual human being as a relative?
April 20, 1993 |
Jimi Hendrix's father has filed a multimillion-dollar fraud lawsuit in Seattle against his former attorney and several corporations in an effort to recover the rights to the famed '60s psychedelic guitarist's music. The suit accuses Los Angeles entertainment lawyer Leo Branton Jr. of selling the rights to the late rock star's catalogue without the knowledge or consent of the father, James (Al) Hendrix. Branton, who filed a libel countersuit Monday against Hendrix and his attorneys in U.S.
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December 17, 2001 |
Freddie Mae Gautier, the well-connected community activist who fought for civil rights with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and baby-sat Jimi Hendrix, has died. She was 71. Gautier, who suffered from Alzheimer's, died Friday at the Bessie Burton Sullivan Care Home here, surrounded by her family. Gautier's involvement in civil rights brought her into contact with King, the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Her warmth drew great leaders and famed musicians.
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November 22, 1991 |
Hundreds of fans watched the unveiling of a Hollywood Walk of Fame star honoring rock legend Jimi Hendrix Thursday, but only Chris Williams had the audacity to bring an electric guitar. The longhaired Malibu resident spent the morning vigorously strumming off-key renditions of tunes Hendrix had turned into pyrotechnic masterpieces. "This is sacred!" exclaimed Williams, 22, calling the star ceremony "a celebration of his music, his existence, his memory.