Jimi Hendrix would be 70 today were he still around to have birthdays. And I am sure that if he were still around he would not be opening his concerts with “Purple Haze”.
A70-year-old Hendrix would not be playing anything like the virtuoso pop he was trying to escape at the time of his death.
The Rolling Stones this week opened the first concert of their - probably the last - tour with “I Want to be Your Man”, the debut record which Lennon/McCartney wrote for them in 1963 -19-flippin-63, about 50 years ago
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Acting funny, I don’t know why / ‘Scuse me, while I ask why the hell Kevin Rudd doesn’t know who Jimi Hendrix is.
Is this one of those momentary memory lapses, a mis-statement, a quote taken out of context? In his Courier Mail political column today, Punch music writer Dennis Atkins recalls a conversation from some time ago with the then Prime Minister-to-be:
During some music banter, the cultural icon and guitar-playing [Jimi] Hendrix was mentioned, which drew a complete blank from a 33-year-old Rudd: “Who’s he?”
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Today in 1970 Jimi Hendrix died in London from a barbiturate overdose at the age of 27.
His career lasted only four years and he produced three studio albums. Do you have a favourite Jimi Hendrix song? Share it or any other thoughts here.
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