It would have been nice to have this photo when we did our "Hendrix at 70" issue in 2012, but, last year, Sachs Media published a gallery of computer-generated portraits of dead rock stars, looking as they might had they survived to this very day.
Phojoe—a firm that does real-world photo aging for missing persons reports—was brought in to produce "current" shots of Hendrix and other rockers (including Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Keith Moon, and Elvis Presley) for a slide show gallery titled "Rock & Roll Heaven."
Here's the Hendrix shot...
The reason for this wacky adventure?
“Through this series of images, we hope to honor them and evoke some of
the magic they brought to millions of their fans,” stated Sachs CEO Ron Sachs. “Even as we ponder what wonderful new contributions they
still could have made.”