The USPS has honored guitar legend Jimi Hendrix with a new stamp. The legendary guitarist has been named as the greatest guitarist of all time in polls and honored as the sixth greatest rock and roll personality of all time as well. The new stamp is a nice tribute to one of the greatest entertainers of all time who only had three albums issued during his lifetime, THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?, AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE and ELECTRIC LADYLAND. – ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? provided many rock classic singles and opportunities for Hendrix to break into both AM and FM radio. AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE was less accessible and a more complicated experience, but ELECTRIC LADYLAND was back on track as a true masterwork. After his death at the age of 27 in 1970 a strong string of posthumous releases hit the record stores as well a strong series of unauthorized releases and bootlegs, also began to circulate to honor the star who only achieved greater and greater popularity after his death.
Eventually, the family of Jimi Hendrix managed to get management control of the works of Jimi Hendrix and make handsome profits for the family from the works of their famous family member. Under family direction, some very fine releases of rare recordings eventually saw release, only pleasing the millions of fans of this guitar legend. This new series of stamps that looks much like a picture sleeve of a 45rpm single is such a nice honor for the greatest of them all in the guitar kingdom.