Jimi Hendrix’s distinctive guitar revolutionised the UK music scene when he arrived in London in 1966. His influential mix of blues rock and psychedelia in incendiary performances on everything from the Lulu TV show through to The Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock singled him out as a guitar legend and an exceptional showman whose self-penned songs and unique covers – from Dylan to 'The Star Spangled Banner' - elevated him as a spokesperson for an emerging generation. He lived in the fast lane, using his RnB, jazz and blues roots to create a stunning, unique sound, leaving behind a legacy of groundbreaking studio and live performances that remain truly inspirational.
The effect he had on English musicians was phenomenal. He changed the music scene entirely.
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