Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Pacific Northwest Music Legend -- The Guitar God

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

Bellingham WA Home Inspections

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 4 commentsSteven L. Smith • August 24 2008 01:35PM


I'll take Elvis, Jerry Lee and the Beatles over this artist anyday! 

Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) over 10 years ago
Barbara, You are gonna get the beeman tantruming over that. Those guys don't bang heads like Jimi.
Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Steven, I had the opportunity to see Hendrix play many many moons ago. Cool dude with an attitude...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 10 years ago

I had some of his albums when I was a teenager. Loved his music. If I remember correctly, he was on his way out when he died.

Posted by D H over 10 years ago