The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday (Jan. 27) launched a royalties claim in London's High Court against a British label that released a recording of one of the late musician's live concerts in Sweden

The family of Jimi Hendrix yesterday (Jan. 27) launched a royalties claim in London's High Court against a British label that released a recording of one of the late musician's live concerts in Sweden.

The family's Seattle-based company, Experience Hendrix, is asking Mr Justice Hart to rule that Purple Haze Records Ltd. and owner Lawrence Miller infringed its rights by releasing last year "Jimi Hendrix Stockholm Concert '69."

Experience Hendrix claims that it owns the exclusive rights to distribute the music from the two 1969 concerts at Stockholm's Kontertuset. The company is asking the judge to grant summary judgment against Slough-based Purple Haze.

Experience Hendrix seeks an injunction barring the sale of the record, delivery of any existing copies and damages of more than £15,000 ($28,000).

The record, available in CD and vinyl formats on Purple Haze's Web site, features live recordings of classic Hendrix tracks including "Purple Haze," "Voodoo Chile" and "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The hearing is scheduled to last two days, after which the judge is expected to reserve his decision in order to give it in writing at a later date.