Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's May. It's Stockholm. And the traffic lights are turning blue.

As a lyricist, Jimi Hendrix was with peer. His hippie 60's lyrical musings are not on a par with Dylan, Lennon, McCartney, Simon, or others of that decade.

But couple those lyrics with the musical performance, and you have something magical.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience was in Stockholm, Sweden in May 1967 and gave a televised performance of "The Wind Cries Mary." In my opinion, it's their best song.

According to various diverse sources, this was recorded at a Swedish TV show called "Popside." But according to this book, the band had other things to worry about - namely, the fact that Stockholm hotels didn't want people looking like them staying in the hotel.

And the wind screamed.
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