Jimi Hendrix At The United Block Association Benefit Concert In Harlem 1969 (Video)

On September 5th, 1969, Jimi Hendrix with the Gypsy Sun & Rainbows band performed outside 139th Street and Lenox Avenue at the United Block Association Benefit concert in Harlem, New York.

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Young Boys Harlem Style, 1960’s (Photography)

A Harlem World Magazine favorite of the young Boy on 125th Street in 1960’s Harlem, New York by street photographer Robert Frank.

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Jimi Hendrix in Harlem, 1965 (video)

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After Jimi Hendrix’s discharge from the army, he earned his living as a traveling musician on the so-called Chitlin’ Circuit—the circuit of venues throughout the segregated South that booked black musicians. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Charles Christian Inventor Of The Electric Guitar Solo (Video)

charles-christian1Charles Henry “Charlie” Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist who lived and played the electric guitar throughout Harlem. Continue Reading →

Jimi Hendrix In Harlem, Featuring Fishbone, Nona Hendryx, Ernie Isley And More At The Apollo

jimi-hendrix-in-harlemThe Apollo presents a special concert celebrating rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix‘s star was born on the Apollo stage when he became an Amateur Night winner in 1964. Continue Reading →

A Reading By Greg Tate’s “Flyboy 2” At Revolution Books In Harlem

flyboy in harlemCome meet Greg Tate, one the more provocative and important critical voices today in contemporary Black music, art, literature, film, and politics. Continue Reading →

JImi Hendrix And Others At “Monterey International Pop Festival” At Maysles In Harlem

jimi hendriz at monteryBefore Jimi Hendrix played in Harlem at Harlem’s United Block Association Benefit concert in 1969, he played on a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Continue Reading →

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