Saturday, September 18, 2010

Jimi Hendrix Remembered – part 1

It’s pretty hard to know here to start to cover the legend that is Jimi Hendrix, on this, the 40th Anniversary of his death.

Jimi Hendrix - death announcement
ABC News – September 18, 1970

So much is known about the axemaster who, overnight, changed the way the guitar was played and approached by musicians everywhere. More than THE guitar hero, Jimi was the full package: singer, songwriter, producer, player and visionary – in addition to having some of the most magical charisma the world has ever seen on stage.

In many ways, it’s hard to fathom how much Hendrix accomplished in his short life, leaving one to question how much further he could have taken music, and performance, had he lived longer.

In Part 1 of Jimi Hendrix Remembered, some of music’s biggest names talk about their own Jimi Hendrix experiences…

B.B. King and Buddy Guy – meeting Jimi
Sirius Radio

Little Richard – playing with Jimi
Jimi Hendrix documentary (1973)

Chris Squire – meeting Hendrix
Experience Music Project – Seattle, WA – June 29, 2009

Jimi Hendrix – Hendrix Killed Eric Clapton
BBC – Birth Of Rock

Jeff Beck – meeting Jimi Hendrix

Pete Townshend – Hendrix at Monterey Pop

Paul McCartney – talks about Jimi Hendrix
Hamburg - 2009

Jimi Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix Experience – The Wind Cries Mary
Popside - Stockholm, Sweden – May 24, 1967

Tomorrow: Jimi Hendrix Remembered, Part 2 – Jimi in his own words