WORCESTER — With the exception maybe of Elvis Presley, it’s hard to think of another rock star whose legacy has loomed so large and endured quite as vividly as that of Jimi Hendrix. The past few years alone have brought a flurry of box sets, live albums, and re-
issues from the late guitarist, right up to last week’s release of “People, Hell and Angels,” a new album of previously unreleased studio recordings.
As that highly anticipated album gets dissected and reviewed across the world, a local Hendrix admirer is celebrating a smaller discovery.
Joel J. Brattin, an English professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, recently came into possession of a soundboard recording of a concert Hendrix gave at Royal Albert Hall on the evening of Feb. 18, 1969.