Jimi Hendrix A Real Leader On Youtube Greatest Blues Guitarists
Jimi Hendrix was a true inspiration to many guitarists as Einstein is to a Scientist. He is high on the list of youtube greatest blues guitarists. What many people dont know is that Jimi was a very quiet, softly spoken and kind man. He changed the musical world with his extraordinary approach to the guitar and was like no one else before him. Using a Fender Stratocaster upside down had never been seen before and the way he could carress the fretboard was trully out of this world.
Although he had a lot of musical influences ranging from Jazz to blues he wrote his music his way and came up with a unique and new sound that other guitarists have craved over the years, then still now.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”. He began playing gigs on the Chitlin’ Circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers’ backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. No wonder he is among the youtube greatest blues guitarists as it reflects his early beginnings
He then played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by Linda Keith, who in turn interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first manager. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: “Hey Joe”, “Purple Haze”, and “The Wind Cries Mary”. He achieved fame in the U.S. after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the U.S.; it was Hendrix’s most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album.
The world’s highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, before his accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27. Hendrix was inspired musically by American rock and roll and electric blues. He favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and was instrumental in utilizing the previously undesirable sounds caused by guitar amplifier feedback.