Jimi Hendrix – Woodstock Number 1 Most Electrifying Guitar Performance

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Jimi Hendrix – the show’s headliner – tops the list with his guitar opus from the original Woodstock release titled Medley: Star Spangled Banner, Purple Haze, Instrumental Solo.

This Hendrix masterpiece clocks in at nearly a quarter hour. Opening with his brilliantly creative, fuzz-drenched, screaming rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, Hendrix literally coaxes out ” the bombs bursting in air” from his Strat. Next up, Purple Haze, with the unmistakable guitar intro leading into a thundering version of this iconic piece. To bring things to a close, a bluesy instrumental with Hendrix weaving shimmering guitar lines and cascading octaves throughout.

By the time Jimi Hendrix hit the stage – the final act of Woodstock – many of the 500,000 in attendance had left. For the ones that stayed, a piece of rock history served up by a guitar God.

Visit the official site: Jimi Hendrix

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