September 18, 2021

In memoriam: Jimi Hendrix

Fifty-one years ago Jimi Hendrix died at the Samarkand Hotel, 22 Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill in London. He was only 27. Tons of books have been written about the greatest guitarist of all time. He released only four albums during his career, but his extensive posthumous discography keeps growing nearly every year. Some of it is for hardcore afficonados only, but especially the songs for a fourth studio album and lot s of the live stuff is essential listening.

He was a sonic explorer who put in hours and hours of practice to replicate the sounds he was hearing in his head and his environment. Put on some Jimi and turn it up. Your neighbours will thank you, and if not, fuck 'em.

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded.

Jimi Hendrix


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