11.08.2011

Interesting Facts About Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix is apart of the so called "27 club." Also apart of this club is Brian Jones, Janice Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and most recently Amy Winehouse. What this means is that each famous rock-and-roll star died at the age of 27.
- He played the guitar behind his head because he was left-handed.
- He could not read music, and instead communicated his musical visions through colors.
- Most people think that his song Purple Haze was about Drugs. But the original working title of the song was Purple Haze Jesus Saves. It was about Jesus saving him in a dream.



- In the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, he set his guitar on fire in front of the audience.

- BB King once said "When you heard Jimi Hendrix, you knew it was Jimi Hendrix. He introduced himself with his instrument. His attack to a guitar man, was, oh, something else! You think of one of the great American ball players, or one of the great fights of the world, you know, that's the way he would attack any note on his guitar.
- His song "All Along the Watchtower" was actually originally written by Bob Dylan but it is said to be one of the greatest covers ever composed. Bob Dylan has even said that when he performed "All Along the Watchtower" he would accidentally put Jimi's spin on it.
- Many artists have created covers of Hendrix's songs. Some more well known artists include: Rod Stewart, John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Clapton, Santana, and Dave Matthews Band.

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