Thanks Ron, hadn't seen it in a while!
No worries.....i just love the sound of this mans guitar...to me its very orginal...nobody plays like Hendrix.
I liked all the BBC recordings those were great too I have it on heavy rotation on the ol' ipod.
I was actually at Woodstock.............yes I was a little baby but I was there ;)
Well not so little. All I ever remembered was playing catch in the mud and lots of noisy music. Too bad I wasn't a wee bit older!
I was 11 years old...i was busy driving around in vans with real hippies...ill never forget that time....im not one to say drugs are good...but i seen it all...
Given the situation, I hope you were doing the driving.
I was there too...and I remember. My brother took me and got in big trouble for it.
I was 13, but i was not there. But I sure wore out some 8 tracts..tracks, listening to it!
First 2 albums i ever purchused was Pink Floyd ...DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and Led Zep..(.first one)...Deep Purple(Machine Head)
wishing there were a woodstock 20 yrs later in my time. unbelieveable! this man had extraordinary talent. wishing he would have left all drugs/alcohol and still be with us today! a genius ... if alive today, how old would he be? 70 or so... (the new 50s? - the older seeming younter.. spectacular Thanks for this
I saw hendrix first time 1967 here in Sweden i was 14 at the time almost , and I`d never have heard of him before.
Someone said theres a very good american guitarrist in our big amusement park playing for free ( he got paid but the audiens didn´t pay).
And Man what a sound chocked me totaly in a positiv way, and that was the real old stuff wind cryes merry, foxy lady, hey joe joe know!!
I also love clapton but he shouldn´t play Hendrix tunes nobody but him can make that sound even to day I think!!
PS Also saw him at the same place 1970 just some months before he died The band of Gypsys but with M. Mitchels on drums instead of Buddy Miles !!
The guitar was an extension of him....its like it was just another body part.
Exactly I´ve said the same many times he and the guitar was one pitty he died so young .
I´ve heard prominant music people comparing him with Mozart even Bethhoven if he just had comed of the drugs and lived longer.
Listen to the team in this tune from electric ladyland its a symphony!!!
PARTICULARY 5 minuts 40 second in the tune thats when the genius starts to shine through big time in my opinion.
I find it so difficult to come up with any suitable words to describe him...
I looooooooooooooovvvvve Hendrix and I still cannot believe he's gone....
sry i meant 4 minuts 50seconds in the tune
btw Inever seen that version from woodstock before awesome I also changed to firefox recently better everything compared with explorer thx for tip!!
you can save that jimi video too...
He was one of a kind Hendrix~ Voice, guitar and not hard to look at either!
Hey there...I'm still alive and well, just get so darned wrapped up in that book writing, I am even more of a hermit, and hours, days, pass without 'checking in' with those I love! So, what's up sister? That old "Summer of '69"...was FAB-U-LOUS!!! What a time it was. I was at the Denver Pop Festival, and Hendrix was there (I 'mentioned' a while back about this 'Guitar god' crossing through my path. It's also the summer I move to Los Angeles...OH WHAT FUN!!!
Anywhoo, Just wanted you to know, I think of you, but I just get 'stuck' in whatever I'm typing on this darn 'machine'. All is well with my life, NOT looking forward to next year, when I start 'treating', with the 'third ingredient' to the MAGIC COCKTAIL!!!
But, hoping and praying it's what they claim it will be...easier on me, and working better for everybody!!! I hope. I'm at page 108 in the 'writing', it might 'qualify' now, as on its way to being 'a novel'...we'll see. Take care. Big HUGS
Ah!! Vintage Rock with Jimi, I couldn't let this thread pass me by, besides I wanted to add my Jimi icon. In case nobody knows this my pic is from the 1992 Bumbershoot festival, extremely rare. I hope everyone txing and not is doing well
I like his biography by Charles Cross called "Room Full Of Mirrors". He used to play guitar on a broom until one of his aunts convinced his dad he should buy him a guitar.
I still have every one of his albums. I grew up listening to him when I was 16 years old and thruout my life. He is a legend.
Didn't make it to Woodstock it was to far from home....but went to this one in 1969,,,check out the groups that were there.....it was great!!!!!!!!!!!!
A young twenty-year old named Stephen Victor Tallarico (aka Steven Tyler of Aerosmith) showed up in the crowd as a fan.
I was in San Fran during the late 60s and I saw a lot of bands. The one thing that stood out about Hendrix was that no one seemed to rush the stage like they did with so many acts. We just watched and listened because there was no need to try and make it more exciting - he was all the excitement we could handle.I saw him once in Boston - he played for close to 2 hours and everyone thought the show was over and all of a sudden Jimi jumped 4 feet off the floor and as he hit the ground he struck the first chord of Foxy Lady - no one moved. We were absolutely mesmerized. He really was a true genius.