50 years ago today Jimi Hendrix Death

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  1. Current Resident

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  2. GlockPolock

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    Gone way too soon! What a talented musician. Defied all logic of playing a guitar! RIP Mr. Hendrix!


    DO WIDZENIA
     
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    My favorite guitarist ever. Brilliant, a real genius who taught himself to play guitar, played left handed with the strings upside down. He also served honorably with the 101st Airborne till he broke his ankle in practice jumping. He joined I think, he wasn't drafted. His parents both sucked, he joined the Army for family. He wasn't into politics, he was into music, unfortunately almost all the people close to him steered him the wrong way and deeper into drugs. Sad.

    Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison were also bigtime favorites of mine, all three died inside of two years, and all three were 27 years old.

    Dangerous to be a superstar lead guitarist. Duane Allman. Stevie Ray Vaughn. Both died very early as well.

    My fav songs by Jimi...Are You Experienced. 3rd Rock From The Sun. Gypsy Eyes. All Along The Watchtower. Like A Rolling Stone.
     
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    I still listen to his music all the tine. I also watch all the documentaries on him.
     
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    I enjoyed his music, even though he was a southpaw.
     
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    I got to see him play twice, second time was the end of April, 1970 at Cal Expo in Sacramento. He didn't look like he was having much fun at that point but the music was still great. I still listen all the time.
     
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    I still listen to him all the time.
     
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    I never like his music , but I thought he was talented .
     
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    There's a few non family people I would liked to have lasted longer on the 3rd stone.

    Hendrix
    Einstein
    Parsons

    ETA: Einstein didn't kill himself
     
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    ROGER4314 Friends Call Me "Flash"

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    I always wondered what Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison and the other musical greats would look like as old, fat and grown up survivors. Stevie Nicks, Bob Dillon, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Baez and a few others made the transition pretty gracefully.

    Flash
     
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    I can remember the first time I ever listened to Hendrix in early 1969. The album was Are You Experienced. My life was never the same...
     
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    Look up Grace Slick lol!!
     
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    Ha! If you’ve never watched “Grand Theft Parsons”, it’s a pretty good flic about the shenanigans after his death, with his friend trying to honor an oath to burn him in the desert. If nothing else, Christina Applegate is scrumptious in her role!
     
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    Matt VDW Millennium Member

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    I just listened to Hendrix's performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner".
    RIP, Jimi. :flag:
     
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    sombunya Use it up, throw it away

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    Jimi Hendrix's estate is worth $80 million and the royalties continue to pour in 50 years later. If that isn't a sign of greatness nothing is.

    I consider him one of the greatest guitarists ever. While everyone else expanded on the guitar he created a whole new sound. Just my opinion.
     
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    Linda Ronstadt? Just no. You might want to look her up.
     
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    I was a huge Jimi Hendrix fan from the first time I listened to the "are You Experienced" album in 1967 and I really liked "electric Ladyland" especially the jam session with Steve Winwood on keyboards and Jack Cassady on bass.

    I'll always remember where I was the day I heard that he died. I was in the Air Force stationed TDY on a SAC radar train in Canada near Alberta. One guy who was one of the cooks on the train who I didn't know very well but he somehow knew it would matter to me took me aside and quietly told me the news. He was as torn up about it as I was.

    I remember that moment as clearly as I do the day I heard the news that JFK was shot (I was in high school and they announced it on the PA system) and the day someone called me to tell me the twin towers were attacked.

    I think if he had lived he would have got into fusion jazz. I woul dhave liked to have seen him play with guys like Jaco Pastorius.
     
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