Post Number: 220
|Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 8:35 pm: |
There's a great article in this month's issue of Guitar World about Jimi's performance at Woodstock. I learned quite a bit. For example, I didn't know that he actually played the last day and that only about 25,000 of the half-million people were there to witness what has been considered one of the seminal moments in modern music.
Post Number: 992
|Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 7:00 am: |
There's also a good article about Jimi in a very recent Rolling Stone...this one deals with his anonimity in both Britain and the US upon his arrival and subsequent overnight sensation status in both countries.
I never get tired of anything related to Hendrix!
Post Number: 81
|Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 7:06 am: |
I live near Fort Campbell, KY. and there have always been stories about his playing days around here. I played at a club on the Fort Campbell strip in my early playing days and Hendrix was supposed to have played there (years prior). They had an old overstuffed chair in a corner called the "Hendrix" chair, that he (allegedly) used to sleep on and pass out on.
Post Number: 993
|Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 8:01 am: |
Fort Campbell is where he met Billy Cox, feigned homosexuality to get discharged, and ended up touring on the Chitlin' circuit together. They remained lifelong friends after that.
Post Number: 43
|Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 12:01 pm: |
I was always curious about that last day - there's a shot from the film where you see Jimi playing to a very small crowd. I would have stuck around for that!!!
Post Number: 997
|Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 12:19 pm: |
According to sources in the know, the Woodstock organizers were not very organized at all. They had acts waiting aound for hours on end for their turn to perform. Jimi was supposed to go on at night, but by the time it was his turn, it was morning on the last day and most of the crowd was gone. Pity, because even though Gypsies, Suns and Rainbows was an ill-conceived half-a**ed band, Hendrix being Hendrix still floored everyone that remained.