Jimi Hendrix hung out in Los Feliz 1

hendrixUrban legend has it that after a druggy night at a hippie crash pad in Los Feliz, Jimi Hendrix composed “Purple Haze.”

According to the story, Hendrix was inspired by a psychedelicly painted bathroom.  The erstwhile hippie house — now a designer’s emporium and yet another L.A. real estate event — sits atop a hill overlooking my apartment building.

That means that in approximately year 1966, when I was being a good grade school pupil in suburban Pittsburgh, Jimi Hendrix was gazing down on my future home.

That’s huge. And a reason to live in L.A. Lately, I need one.

Wikipedia disagrees with this theory about Purple Haze, but what does Wikipedia know?

I absolutely revere Jimi Hendrix. Here is The Experience playing Purple Haze.  Do I hear a symphony orchestra?  No, it’s just the sound of one man and his electric guitar.

One comment on “Jimi Hendrix hung out in Los Feliz

  1. Emma Lewis Thomas Mar 8,2009 12:35 am

    You’re right about Hendrix.

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