Jimi Hendrix

by Norm Gregory on September 18, 2017

in Music

On this day in 1970 the date joined February 3, 1959, November 22, 1963 and December 8, 1980 as dates I remember where I was the I heard the news.

It was on 18 September 1970, American record buyers had put the Carpenters at No. 1 with ‘Close To You.’ At the movies, we were watching Five Easy Pieces, and Tora! Tora! Tora!. And, at the young age of 27, Seattle’s James Marshall Hendrix left us.

Jimi Hendrix’s influence on guitarists and on the music world in general only grows greater by the year. Modern-day artists who have gone on the record about the motivating effect his playing had on their own ambitions include his friend Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Prince and Johnny Marr, who once said: “Jimi was super-talented naturally, but you don’t get to be that good just by rolling out of bed and crossing your fingers.” [ More ]

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