Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by English-American rock
band the Jimi Hendrix Experience (pictured). Released in 1967, the LP
was an immediate critical and commercial success, and it is widely
regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music.
Featuring Jimi Hendrix's songwriting and electric guitar playing, the
album established a new direction in psychedelic and hard rock music.
Are You Experienced and its preceding singles were recorded between late
October 1966 and early April 1967. Released in the UK in May, the album
spent 33 weeks on the charts, peaking at number two. The US release,
issued in August, contained some of Hendrix's best-known songs,
including the Experience's first three singles: "Purple Haze", "Hey
Joe", and "The Wind Cries Mary". Both the US and UK versions included
"Foxy Lady". In 2005, Rolling Stone ranked Are You Experienced 15th on
its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_Experienced>
Today's selected anniversaries:
James Pratt and John Smith became the last people executed in
England for sodomy.
King-Grand Duke William III unilaterally revised the
constitution of Luxembourg, greatly expanding his powers.
The Iron Guard killed 64 political detainees at a penitentiary
near Bucharest and followed up with several high-profile assassinations,
including that of former Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Iorga.
The Hubble Space Telescope detected sodium in the atmosphere of
the extrasolar planet HD 209458 b (artist's impression pictured), the
first planetary atmosphere outside our solar system to be measured.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (uncountable, grammar) A grammatical mood that expresses (surprise
at) unexpected revelations or new information.
2. (countable, grammar) (An instance of) a form of a word which conveys
Wikiquote quote of the day:
We want our sound to go into the soul of the audience, and see if
it can awaken some little thing in their minds... Cause there are so
many sleeping people.
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