On his debut album, Jimi Hendrix said that the title was meant to have a question mark at the end, as an invitation to become experienced through hearing his music. However, the printer missed this and left out the question mark, and the rest is rock music history.
This insight was brought to you by photographer and designer Karl Ferris who created Jimi Hendrix's iconic psychedelic cover for the album that was to become one of the greatest debuts in rock music history.
On August 23rd Morrison Hotel Gallery is celebrating the 50th anniversary of this seminal album release with ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? a photography exhibition and sale featuring the Karl Ferris Psychedelic Experience.
Check out the Vinyl Geek and his review of the album covers of Are You Experienced...