Tue. Jun. 19, 2018

Jimi Hendrix Experience – Hey Joe (Polydor)

Born in Seattle, WA on Nov. 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix who started playing guitar at the age of 15, made his first experience 6 years after along with the Isley Brothers prior to collaborating with Little Richard for a while.
He then got discovered by the former Animals‘s bassist Chas Chandler, who was focusing on managing other acts back then, and offered him to do a Rock version of ‘Hey Joe’ before bringing him to England where he managed to turn him into a star.
This song, the paternity of which remains hard to determine, would mark the debut of the Jimi Hendrix Experience (Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell), given its first release ever on Polydor UK 9 days before Christmas 66. It is also remembered as the last song Hendrix performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969 and as such, it also happened to be the final song of the whole festival.
One of the most influential electric guitarists of all time, Jimi Hendrix, aged 27, tragically died of an overdose of barbiturates on Sept. 18, 1970. It would soon after be revealed that he’d taken nine of the Vesparax sleeping tablets he’d got prescribed, which was 18 times the recommended dosage…

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