JIMI HENDRIX: Estate Gets Rights to Early Recordings
Experience Hendrix has acquired the rights to 88 recordings made by Curtis Knight and The Squires featuring Jimi Hendrix.
Experience Hendrix, the family company charged with managing the music, name, image and likeness of Jimi Hendrix, has acquired the full and complete rights to 88 studio and live recordings made by Curtis Knight & The Squires featuring Hendrix from 1965 to ’67. The total buyout of these master recordings places a historic exclamation point following decades of litigation between Hendrix and producer Ed Chalpin and his PPX Enterprises, which recorded the tracks.
When Hendrix signed with manager Chas Chandler and began his transition from sideman into a solo career, Chandler bought out every contract Hendrix might have had outstanding. The exception was the 1965 agreement with PPX.