This is another in my series on Pacific Northwest Music Legends. Of all of the artists featured in the series, this artist has to be the most mystical and immortal in that select group. When promoter and top KJR Seattle radio deejay, Pat O'Day, first met Jimi, he described the future guitar god as a skinny kid with a guitar. O'Day would, eventually, work with Jimi the star through O'Day's company Concerts West.
Hendrix was first discovered not in the USA, but after he went to Europe. Over there, the bombastic way that he played guitar immediately drew the attention and admiration of fans. Like so many of the superstars of that era, Hendrix died young. Today, a visit to Paul Allen's Experience Music Project in Seattle will bring back many thoughts and memories of Hendrix and his life.
Fact is, in this country, because his career was so short, Jimi Hendrix did not have very many singles, or pop hits. He is better known for his Woodstock appearance and his albums. One single I played on the radio, in my radio days, was this song that is probably Jimi's single biggest hit.
Steven L. Smith
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