WHEN THE BLUES CAME TO EUROPE.

When the American Blues Folk Festival entourage arrived in Germany on 3rd October, 1962, German jazz scholar Joachim Ernst Berendt’s idea of bringing a cross section of American blues musicians to Europe for a package tour had finally come true. On one of his extensive jazz research trips of the United States in 1960, Berendt […]

GÜNTHER KIESER’S JIMI HENDRIX

Together with Rick Griffin’s “Flying Eyeball” poster, Günther Kieser’s “Wired Hair” image of Jimi Hendrix is arguably the best known Hendrix poster ever created. The poster was designed to advertise the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s January 1969 8-date German tour, produced by promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau. Hendrix played the following venues usually performing two […]