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Groove – Episode #52: Billy Cox
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #52: Billy Cox

Billy Cox met Jimi Hendrix while they were serving in the Army at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in 1961. In this episode of Groove, we chat with Billy about those early days and more.

Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, and Billy Cox Play Bass on “Both Sides of the Sky”
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Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, and Billy Cox Play Bass on “Both Sides of the Sky”

Even 48 years after his untimely passing, there’s still music being uncovered from the Jimi Hendrix vault. Both Sides of the Sky is a new album featuring 13 studio recordings, ten of which have never been released. The album is described as “completing a trilogy of albums [with Valleys Of Neptune and People, Hell & Angels] presenting the best and...

Legendary Betty Davis Sessions Released
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Legendary Betty Davis Sessions Released

Music from a couple of storied and previously unheard recording sessions, which signaled a legendary melding of jazz and rock, is finally seeing the light of day. Those sessions were produced by jazz legend Miles Davis and Teo Macero on May 14 and May 20, 1969, and featured Davis’ then-wife, Betty (the pair split by the early 1970s) on vocals,...

Hendrix Live Album from 1970 Atlanta Set Released, Show Also Focus of Documentary
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Hendrix Live Album from 1970 Atlanta Set Released, Show Also Focus of Documentary

On July 4, 1970, the Jimi Hendrix Experience performed in front of 300,000 people at the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, which was viewed as a kind of “Southern Woodstock.” Hendrix’s bassist for the performance was Billy Cox (who also played with Hendrix at Woodstock), who is interviewed (as is Paul McCartney) in the documentary about the show, called “Jimi...

Billy Cox and Bootsy Collins to Join Experience Hendrix Tour 2014
Concerts & Tours

Billy Cox and Bootsy Collins to Join Experience Hendrix Tour 2014

The Experience Hendrix Tour is back for its eighth run, and this year is set to be another spectacular show. Leading the charge is bassist Billy Cox who will be a constant member of the tour’s rhythm section. Cox is the only musician, apart from Hendrix himself, who was a member of both the Band of Gypsys and the Jimi...

“All Along the Watchtower” Live: Bill Cox’s Isolated Bass (1970)
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“All Along the Watchtower” Live: Bill Cox’s Isolated Bass (1970)

On July 4th, 1970, Jimi Hendrix performed at the Atlanta Pop Festival – just two months before the guitarist’s death. By this point, Hendrix had assembled his Band of Gypsys, recruiting his Army buddy, bassist Billy Cox. For a long time, fans traded this concert recording as a bootleg. In 1991, Warner Bros. released a four disc set which included...

Billy Cox and The Band of Gypsys Experience Announce Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Billy Cox and The Band of Gypsys Experience Announce Tour Dates

Billy Cox will be paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix on a week-long tour of the northeastern U.S. in mid-June with his group The Band of Gypsys Experience. Cox, who anchored the original Band of Gyspys with Hendrix in the ’60s, will be performing the legendary guitarist’s classics including “Machine Gun” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” as well blues and roots...

Bootsy Collins Joins “Experience Hendrix” Tour
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Bootsy Collins Joins “Experience Hendrix” Tour

The Experience Hendrix tour is gearing up for a new year, and they’ve added bassist Bootsy Collins to the mix. Bootsy joins the tour for eight dates. Bassist Billy Cox, the only surviving member of both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, once again is part of the tour, handling the other dates. Bootsy is no stranger to...

Billy Cox to Anchor Experience Hendrix 2011 Tour
Concerts & Tours

Billy Cox to Anchor Experience Hendrix 2011 Tour

The Experience Hendrix Tour, which pays homage to the life and works of Jimi Hendrix, is being reprised for 2011, as the first eight dates have been announced. The performances are set in the West Coast, bouncing between Nevada, California, and Arizona. The Santa Rosa, California stop has already been sold out. Bassist Billy Cox, who was played in the...

Experience Hendrix Tour with Billy Cox Relaunched for Fall
Concerts & Tours

Experience Hendrix Tour with Billy Cox Relaunched for Fall

In case you missed it in March, the Experience Hendrix Tour, anchored by Hendrix bassist Billy Cox, will be making it’s comeback this Fall for another twenty dates across the East Coast, Midwest, and Canada. Cox is the sole-surviving member of Hendrix’s Experience and Band of Gypsy’s groups. “It’s a thrill for me to play Jimi’s music for audiences now...