Dead Rock Stars 15: Jimi Hendrix

This week, it's the turn of the most gifted guitarist of his generation to come under the spotlight. James Marshall Hendrix blazed a hugely fertile and creative path in his four years in the limelight. No other guitar-slinger has bettered him for not just his guitar flash, but his songwriting, sonic experimentation, showmanship, or other worldly flamboyance. Whether playing the blues, funk, soul, hard rock or his flying psychedelia., Jimi was in a class - and world - of his own.

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