40 Years Out: Jimi Hendrix’s Death
Forty years ago today, we learned of the death of guitarist Jimi Hendrix. One of the greatest of the great, Hendrix managed to make a monstrous impact on music during his short time in the spotlight.
The music he made sounds nothing like what had come before, and very little since. His singing, his songwriting and his skills at arranging were eclipsed by his awesome talent on the guitar. Listen to his music and you can still hear his genius, even four decades later.
There is a great new book out on Hendrix – Becoming Jimi Hendrix: From Southern Crossroads to Psychedelic London, the Untold Story of a Musical Genius. Whew! And that’s just the title …