By Fred Starr
San Francisco,CA(Hollywood Today)9/1/11/—Tuesday, September 13th marks the worldwide release of Jimi Hendrix Experience Winterland
, a 4 CD box set that documents the band’s historic performances at the San Francisco’s legendary Winterland Ballroom through the course of six concerts over three nights in October of 1968. Winterland is the latest authorized release from Experience Hendrix, LLC, the family owned company entrusted with preserving, nurturing and promoting the music, name and likeness of Jimi Hendrix. The set is the latest through its ongoing partnership with Sony Music’s Legacy division.
In recognition of the release and of The City of San Francisco’s relationship with the life and legacy of Jimi Hendrix, September 13th has been proclaimed JIMI HENDRIX – WINTERLAND DAY by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco through the good offices of District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener.
The day will be capped off by a celebration at Amoeba Records, 1855 Haight Street, starting at 7 PM with Experience Hendrix CEO (and Jimi’s sister), Janie Hendrix on hand as well as the one and only Bootsy Collins. Bootsy’s affinity for Jimi Hendrix is well known, a fact underscored by the fact that he voiced the actual words of Hendrix on the documentary film Voodoo Child that is included in West Coast Seattle Boy, the Jimi Hendrix boxed set released last year. Bootsy’s current album release, The Funk Capital of the World, includes “Mirrors Tell Lies” a track that incorporates the speaking voice of Jimi Hendrix in cooperation with Experience Hendrix. Bootsy will be signing copies of the album and will premiere the video for “He’s Still The Man,” his tribute to the late James Brown in whose band he played as a teenage prodigy. Rare Jimi Hendrix video clips will also be shown in the store over the course of the evening.
PROCLAMATION: JIMI HENDRIX – WINTERLAND DAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
WHEREAS, Jimi Hendrix is renowned for his musical innovation, which revolutionized traditional thinking about rock and roll; and
WHEREAS, Jimi Hendrix appeared on the cover of an SFUSD educational guide, bag, and poster for teachers as a symbol of the ingenuity and experimentation that San Francisco prizes; and
WHEREAS, after the release of his genre-spanning album, Electric Ladyland, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played six shows over three days at San Francisco’s historic Winterland Ballroom; and
WHEREAS, the Winterland shows in the aftermath of the Summer of Love are significant events in the rich cultural history of San Francisco
WHEREAS, On September 13, 2011 Experience Hendrix will be releasing “Jimi Hendrix Experience – Winterland,” drawn from the six shows Hendrix recorded at Winterland in October 1968; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, hereby proclaims September 13, 2011 to be “Jimi Hendrix Winterland Day” in the City and County of San Francisco.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City and County of San Francisco to be affixed.
Scott Wiener Supervisor, District 8