Jimi Hendrix died on 18 September 1970 aged 27. It is approaching 40 years since his death. It hardly seems that it can be that long ago.
I never got to see Jimi in person, but his transcendent guitar playing moved me into new realms of awareness. His lyrics, in the light of his death, now seem haunting:
The Wind Cries Mary
Will the wind ever remember
The names it has blown in the past
And with his crutch, it’s old age, and it’s wisdom
It whispers no, this will be the last
And the wind cries Mary
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
So, are you experienced?
Have you ever been experienced?
Well, I have
STONE FREE DO WHAT I PLEASE
STONE FREE TO RIDE THE BREEZE
STONE FREE I CAN’T STAY
I GOT TO GOT TO GOT TO GET AWAY
In less than one year we experienced the death of Janis Joplin (October 4, 1970), Jim Morrison (July 3, 1971), and Jimi.
In memory of Jimi Hendrix, this post will be the first in a series that I will put out over next couple of weeks. The posts will cover: