Holy crap! Today also would’ve been Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday. (Let that thought blow your mind for a moment, I’ll wait.)
Every time a poll or a list of the Greatest Rock Guitarists comes out, Hendrix is on top. (If it’s a typical list, then Eric Clapton or Jimmy Page is second. If it’s an accurate list, the Duane Allman is second.) No one could do what Jimi did. No one could conceive of the guitar the way Jimi did. I don’t know if it’s because he strung his guitar backward to play left-handed, or if he was simply that prodigiously talented (probably the talent). The theory I’ve always like best is that he was not of this Earth. Jimi Hendrix was from another planet. It’s the simplest and fastest explanation for what he was and did.
Yeah. He was from another planet.