Friday, March 19, 2010
Jimi Hendrix: a prolific posthumous chartmaker
This is Jimi Hendrix's legendary performance of the U.S.A.'s national anthem at the historic Woodstock Music Festival in 1969.
Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix has been dead for nearly 40 years but his music certainly is not. Since his death on September 18, 1970 he has had a staggering 34 albums reach Billboard's top 200 chart.
On the Billboard's top 200 chart for week ending March 14, 2010, the Jimi Hendrix Experience's album "Valleys Of Neptune" charted at number 4. No other performer has cracked the top 5 so long after death. Elvis Presley previously held this record. He charted at number 3 in 2003 with his album "Elvis: 2nd to none". This was 26 years after his death in 1977.