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The Jimi Hendrix Experience


Miami Vice Performer
Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), vocal/guitar
Noel Redding (1945-2003, bass)
Mitch Mitchell (1947-2008, drums)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a psychedelic band whose songs "Up from the Skies" (in "Florence Italy") and "All Along the Watchtower" (from "Down for the Count (Part II)") appeared in the series Miami Vice.


Hendrix' band was formed in 1966 and (along with Cream) popularized the "power-trio" in rock at that time. The group came to prominence when they played the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, after their performance Hendrix famously set his guitar on fire. The group released three original studio albums; Are You Experienced (featuring the title track, "Foxy Lady", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary"), Axis: Bold As Love (featuring "Up from the Skies"), and Electric Ladyland (featuring "All Along the Watchtower" and "Voodoo Child"), but Hendrix's drug experiments caused rifts in the band and they broke up before the Woodstock festival, where Hendrix performed his music, especially his version of The Star Spangled Banner. The group reunited in 1970, but Hendrix' early death in September 1970 ended any future albums or tours. By 2008 all members of the Experience were dead. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.