Jimi Hendrix in song sale drama

Ownership of songs contested

The family of Jimi Hendrix have threatened to take legal action over a $15m (£7.9m) sale of some of his best known songs.

The tracks were auctioned on Thursday (October 26) as part of the estate of Hendrix manager Michael Jeffery, who died in 1973.

However, a company owned by the Hendrix family – Experience Hendrix – has said it will prove that it owns the title and rights to ’Purple Haze’ and ’Voodoo Chile’.

A spokesperson for Experience Hendrix told the BBC: “Whoever bought this bought themselves the right to be a litigant.”