51 Years Ago Today, Jimi Hendrix Gets Signed; 13 Years Later, He Gets Robbed

51 years ago today, Jimi Hendrix signed with Reprise, which released his three studio LPs: Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love and Electric Ladyland). Exactly 13 years later, a thief broke into the Hendrix-built Electric Lady Studios and stole five of his gold records. Ain’t no telling. Read Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin) on Hendrix in MAGNET:

From The Desk Of Brett Netson: Jimi Hendrix Remasters

The Haçienda Club Opened In Madchester 36 Years Ago Today

36 years ago today, The Haçienda club opened in Madchester. 15 years of sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll and 24-hour party people later, it closed. Illustration for MAGNET by John Ritter, 2001. If you remember the Haçienda, you weren’t really there. Read our review of Manchester: North Of England: A Story Of Independent Music, Greater Manchester 1977-1993:

Essential New Music: Various Artists’ “Manchester: North Of England”