Jimi Hendrix has been voted the Greatest Guitarist Of All Time by readers of the Louder website, in which over 70,000 votes were cast, with Hendrix topping a list of 50 guitarists.
The true power of his genius lies in his musical and lyrical candor, which lives on in the hearts and minds of every well learned musician familiar his work. If you know this music, you know he made rock music what it is today.
When Jimi Hendrix sent his Fender Stratocaster up in flames at the end of his historic performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, it was the ultimate rock & roll spectacle ever to blow audience minds.
Shy and self effacing in conversation, Hendrix had devoted his life to articulating his dreams and troubles in sound and to the creation of a new guitar language of explosive, orchestral possibility and raw, soulful eloquence.