It has now been 37 years since the day Jimi Hendrix died.
He has been an inspiration to many, myself included.
For those unaware of his talent, Jimi Hendrix was a self-taught guitarist who came to light in the 1960′s. He took England by storm, and then returned to America where in 1969 he headlined the Woodstock Festival.
“Hendrix usually played a Fender Stratocaster guitar turned upside down (so that the right-handed guitar could be played left-handed) and restrung to suit him. Hendrix helped pioneer the technique of guitar feedback with overdriven amplifiers, incorporating into his music what was previously an undesirable sound.” – WordPress.com
Whilst listening to a few CDs and looking for some movie clips online I came across this old classic: Jimi Hendrix playing “Hear My Train A Comin” on a 12 String Acoustic Guitar.
Its amazing how he creates such beautiful music so effortlessly. Whilst this probably won’t win over anyone who hasn’t really heard him before (this isn’t the best video to show someone what hendrix was all about), it’s definitely a music gem to all those Hendrix fans out there.
Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’
If you wish to find out more about Jimi Hendrix, I highly recommend you read this wikipedia page on him.
If you wish to hear some good examples of his music then I suggest you listen to his Isle of Wight album. It’s a personal favourite of mine. His live performances were always infinitely better than his studio recordings.