The Experience

Jimi Hendrix at Mason's Yard

Written By: Richie Unterberger, Gered Mankowitz
In 1967, British photographer Gered Mankowitz had the opportunity to photograph the Jimi Hendrix Experience in two sessions at Mankowitz’s legendary Masons Yard studio. Hendrix had just recorded his BBC sessions, taking London by storm, and was on his way to establishing himself as the most influential and charismatic rock star of the decade. Considered by many as the finest photographs ever taken of Hendrix and The Experience, these extraordinary images, both solo portraits of Hendrix as well as group shots, capture the musician and his band at the defining moment in their brief but spectacular career. As a testimony to their enduring quality, Mankowitz’s images were selected as the covers for all of Jimi Hendrix’s classic recordings.

The Experience: Jimi Hendrix at Masons Yard is the first complete collection of Mankowitz’s two Masons Yard sessions with Hendrix and The Experience. Accompanied by essays from journalist rock historian Richie Unterberger, The Experience is a complete and necessary look at Hendrix during the peak of his revolutionary career.
Format: Main Book
Publication Date: 10/5/2010
ISBN: 9781608870059
Pages: 128
Trim Size: 9.25 x 12.75

  • About the Author 
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Richie Unterberger, Author: Richie Unterberger is a well-known music journalist who writes for Mojo, Record Collector, Rolling Stone, Oxford American, and No Depression. Unterberger is also the author of the “Rough Guide” series, including The Rough Guide to Jimi Hendrix, as well as several volumes on music history such as Turn! Turn! Turn!: The '60s Folk-Rock Revolution, The Unreleased Beatles, Unknown Legends of Rock'n'Roll, and White Light/White Heat. Unterberger lives in San Francisco, California.

Gered Mankowitz, Photographer: Gered Mankowitz is an accomplished photographer best known for his portraiture of rock musicians. His portfolio includes sessions with the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, and George Harrison, among others. He lives in Cornwall in the United Kingdom.