Thursday, September 18, 2008
Today is the anniversary of the death of one of rock's great legends - Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix died at the age of 27 on September 18, 1970. He was born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942. "Are You Experienced" was released in the UK on May 12, 1967 and soon afterwords in the U.S. and Canada. The cover was designed by photographer Carl Ferris.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Janis Joplin - Cheap Thrills (1968)
This is probably one of my favorite covers from my distant teenage years. R. Crumb created the cover illustration as a favor to his friend Joplin. The Rolling Stones asked him to do the same for them, but he refused because he hated their music.