Good Day World!
Somewhere in Rock and Roll Heaven today musicians are celebrating Jimi Hendrix’s birthday.
Jimi, born Johnny Allen Hendrix, is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.
He will always be my favorite electric guitarist. I remember the first time I heard his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner I went crazy! Never heard anything like it, and it spoke to me in ways I still don’t understand.
In 1968, the year I graduated from high school, I heard Foxey Lady for the first time. It was like a revelation. I loved his unique sound and lyrics and became a die-hard fan.
As I went through my full-fledged hippie days, sparking up joints and dropping LSD, Jimi came up with Purple Haze and it spoke to me personally!
Thanks for the memories, Jimi! Rock on!
Time for me to walk on down the road…