Hendrix died forty years ago … 2


… on Sept 18 1970. He was 27 years old.

“I’m going to sacrifice something right here that I really love.”

Watching this mesmerizing video from 1967 in which Jimi does just about everything possible with his guitar (the mentionables include playing blind and playing behind his back), it sets my standard for performance art. And for male fashion.

“Wild Thing,” The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Monterey Pop Festival, June 1967.

2 thoughts on “Hendrix died forty years ago …

  1. Arlene Vidor Oct 26,2010 4:28 pm

    Glad you reminded us. Hendrix was the greatest – An artist and an inspiration. His Woodstock Star Spangle Banner is the only rendition of that piece that has ever moved me. I miss him every day.

  2. John English Sep 23,2010 5:23 pm

    I totally agree with you. This is it! It is a life changing moment to see, even if on film decades later. The mind opening energy flowing out of Hendrix on that stage cannot really be described or appreciated through verbal language. Only the language of the moment, performance, at such a pure high level.

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