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Last Updated: Thursday, 15 September 2005, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Hendrix estate sues label again
Jimi Hendrix
The Stockholm concert footage was discovered in September 2004
The estate of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix has taken further legal action to stop a UK label selling allegedly unauthorised Hendrix recordings.

Experience Hendrix won a court case earlier this year to prevent Purple Haze Records selling a recording of a concert he gave in Stockholm in 1969.

Now the Seattle-based company wants to prevent the British label distributing any other Hendrix recordings.

"We're continuing to fight this," said Purple Haze proprietor Lawrence Miller.

The original legal action concerned recordings of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's Konserthuset performance in Stockholm, part of which aired on SVT - Sweden's public television - in 1969.

A complete recording of the concert was discovered in the station's archives last year.


Purple Haze says its recordings are authorised by John Hillman, a British lawyer who was involved with Yameta, the Bahamian tax shelter with whom Hendrix signed a contract in 1966.

In February, the Royal Courts of Justice ruled this was a management contract that did not cover intellectual property rights.

Purple Haze is contesting this ruling, Mr Miller told the BBC News website.

Experience Hendrix is run by Janie Hendrix, Jimi's stepsister, and his cousin Robert.

In 2004 a US judge upheld the will of Jimi's father Al Hendrix, ruling that Jimi's brother Leon could not share in the royalties from the rock legend's posthumous releases and merchandise.


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