Friday, March 4, 2011

Jimi Hendrix: The Electric Guitar King

Jimi Hendrix is the greatest guitarist in Rock history. Influenced by the likes of B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Little Richard, and Curtis Mayfield; Hendrix played the electric guitar like no other, captivating audiences worldwide in the 60s and still nowadays. Who can forget his performances at the Monterrey Pop Festival in 1967 (where he burned a guitar on stage) or Woodstock in 1969.

Hendrix's style was very eclectic and influenced the psychedelic fashions of the late 60s. His ensembles were made up of army jackets, wide brimmed hats, scarves, feathered boas, psychedelic print shirts, velvet bellbottoms, accesories like rings, brooches & medallions, ethnic inspired clothes, and bandanas. Last summer I had the opportunity to view on display some of his clothes at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, and was very impressed.

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