The Jimi Hendrix Experience
was an English rock
band that formed in London
in 1966. Originally comprising American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix
, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding
and drummer Mitch Mitchell
, the band was active until 1969, in which time they released three successful studio albums. Redding left the band in June 1969, after which Hendrix and Mitchell stayed together through other projects.