For those of you keeping track at home, today is the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s untimely death at the young age of 27. One of the greatest electric guitar players of all time, Hendrix revolutionized the way the instrument was used – taking it from an electric version of the acoustic guitar, to an instrument all its own. His use of fuzz-boxes, wah pedals, and reverse coil pickups created new sonic soundscapes, previously unimagined.
So, in his memory, here’s the bootleg of his infamous concert with Jim Morrison. (Contrary to popular belief, however, Johnny Winter was not present at this show.) Hendrix is on fire all show, and Morrison spends a good deal of time drunkenly and incomprehensibly cursing out no one in particular. (See Morrison’s Lament for details.)