This Day in Black History: Nov. 16, 1968

American guitarist and singer Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970), photographed amid smoke and flames, for his album 'Electric Ladyland', London, 1968. (Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images)

This Day in Black History: Nov. 16, 1968

The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland reaches the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 album charts.

Published November 16, 2014

After its October 1968 release date, the Jimi Hendrix Experience's third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 album charts on Nov. 16, 1968. The opus spent two weeks at the top.

The album featured the hits "All Along the Watchtower" and "Crosstown Traffic." The group, which was comprised of Jimi Hendrix and U.K. musicians Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding (and later American bassist Billy Cox in 1969), had released three projects after only forming in 1967.

Many publications have deemed the project as one of the greatest of all time, includingTIME, Rolling Stone and the Source. The group dissolved following Hendrix's death in 1970. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

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(Photo: David Montgomery/Getty Images)

Written by Natelege Whaley


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