Jimi Hendrix's Musical Legacy

Friday, September 17, 2010

Guitarist and Rock music innovator Jimi Hendrix died 40 years ago this week in Kensington's Samarkind Hotel, he was 27.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix was an avid listener of the Blues but soon found a style all his own.  He's widely regarded as the one of the world's most creative electric guitar player in rock and roll, influencing and informing countless of musicians in the years to come.  

Vernon Reid is best known as the founder of the seminal progressive hard rock band Living Colour.  We speak to Vernon before he heads out on the 2010 Experience Jimi Tour about the influences that played on Hendrix's life and career, and the legacy of the work he left behind.


Vernon Reid

Produced by:

Ben Brock Johnson

Comments [2]


Thank you. Simply the best covering the best . . .and oh. . . please don't forget Janis. Her sad anniversary is next.

Sep. 17 2010 01:16 PM
amalgam from Manhattan by day, NJ by night

Nice piece. Great to hear Vernon Reid's cultural-historical take on the path that Hendrix took. Hendrix was a musical genius and the music itself transcendental. Talk about having the ability to impart deep feeling through and instrument and subsequently transport the listener.

Favorite song? Too many so too difficult

Favorite album? Easy. _Blues_ (released in 1994 and covers blues in a set of recordings that spans his career; with previously-unreleased tracks).

Sep. 17 2010 10:04 AM

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