Sept. 13 Is Officially Jimi Hendrix-Winterland Day in San Francisco
Need another reason that San Francisco is awesome? The San Francisco Board of Supervisors just proclaimed Sept. 13, 2011, to be Jimi Hendrix Winterland Day in honor of six concerts Hendrix performed at S.F.'s historic (and now long gone) Winterland Ballroom in October 1968.
Okay, so Hendrix was from Seattle, not San Francisco. We aren't gonna argue.
The supervisors decided to recognize the guitar god in honor of a four-disc box set called Jimi Hendrix Experience Winterland that will be released on that day. To celebrate, Amoeba Music will be hosting a party with Hendrix's sister, Janie, and legendary bassist and Hendrix fan Bootsy Collins.
The event starts at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13. Collins will be signing copies of his new album, The Funk Capital of the World, and Amoeba will screen rare video clips of Hendrix.
But just consider this: You live in a city that approved and issued an official document that began, "WHEREAS, Jimi Hendrix is renowned for his musical innovation, which revolutionized traditional thinking about rock and roll..."
And that, friends, is rad.