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I was channel-hopping the other night and came across "Monterey Pop," so I hung around for the Hendrix footage (which is the footage you'd show someone who didn't know anything about Jimi. The frames below are from that gig, including the iconic image of Hendrix setting his Strat afire at the conclusion of his set).

Jimi takes the stage looking like (to borrow a phrase) "the flower generation's king and golden calf." So young. So beautiful. And so very, very talented: Hendrix, the bassist Noel Redding and the drummer Mitch Mitchell.

And all of them dead now. All dead.

Jimi plays Monterey

Jimi plays Monterey

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vivitalia
Jun. 3rd, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
It makes me wonder what their art would have become had they survived longer. How would it have evolved? Who would they be ten, twenty years later? Would their music retain its mystical, iconic status if they were around to champion it today?
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