September 18, 2009

Today's Tune: "All Along The Watchtower"
By Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix died of a drug overdose on September 18, 1970. He was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. Many think of Hendrix as being the best guitarist that ever lived, even to this day. Jimi's music certainly continues to influence the greatest musicians of our time, and always will. He was quite an amazing innovator, doing things with the guitar that no one else had ever imagined before. There are others who bring elements of his style into their playing, but there will never be another Jimi Hendrix.

I couldn't make up my mind which Hendrix song to choose for this 'Today's Tune', because they're all so great. Then I thought, might as well load up his YouTube video with the highest view count [Update: Video has been replaced. Originally posted 8 million plus count video was removed from YouTube]. So, here it is. Jimi Hendrix at the 1970 'Isle Of Wight Festival' in England, playing the Bob Dylan classic, "All Along The Watchtower".

Jimi Hendrix - "All Along The Watchtower"

Jimi Hendrix - Guitar, Mitch Mitchell - Drums, Billy Cox - Bass

1 comment:

Kameron D Kiggins said...

Hendrix interpreting Dylan might be the best thing to come out of 1960s (but don't hold me to that, I might have a different idea...)

Great stuff!


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