Michael Butler, the millionaire hippie who brought the musical ‘Hair’ to Broadway, dies aged 80
The singer, songwriter and actor died in March following a long battle with cancer
Butler also starred in ‘The King and I’ and played a character in musicals
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer was known for his outspoken political views, especially regarding music
He was a co-author of the book ‘A Brief History of the United States’ and appeared on the cover of the American publication ‘Rolling Stone’
Butler, a founding member of the band The Jimi Hendrix Experience, is also known for his role as Dr. Robert Huber in the film ‘The Village,’ which was released at the same time as his Grammy Award-winning album of the same name
Legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Jimi Hendrix died on March 12, aged 81.
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer, who also wrote the hits ‘Purple Haze’ and ‘Wild Thing,’ died in his home in Santa Monica, California, following a long battle with cancer.
He was known for his outspoken political views, especially regarding the music industry.
Hendrix’s outspoken stance regarding the music business was evident in the way he spoke about what he saw as the ‘morality’ (or lack thereof) surrounding the industry. He was also a co-author of the book ‘A Brief History of the United States’ and appeared on the cover of the American publication ‘Rolling Stone’.
Jimi Hendrix, the man of few words, is now immortal, thanks to the film that immortalized his life and the songs he wrote…
He is a true legend in music, who leaves behind hundreds of songs, dozens of albums, numerous stage shows, a successful film career, and a list of achievements that would make him stand as one of the all-time greats of music.
In the film, titled ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience,’ the late singer and guitarist is portrayed by actor Bill Murray.
In the film, Hendrix and co-star Michael Clarke Duncan perform a concert at London’s Hyde Park