Always with Me Always with You was just a virtuoso song, he really showcased his abilities at that time, and listening to more recent live versions shows how he has evolved, but always has kept the same sound. Amazing player!
GREAT stuff @mcgwirenut ! I had not remembered Lee Greenwood's performance until just now, but that was amazing....Jeter and Torre looked so young there, of course that was 21 years ago, so people age I suppose! Thanks for sharing, today of all days is a great time to remember!
When my friends and I were at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland this summer, there was a big display of Jimi Hendrix memorabilia. This display was a masterpiece of really significant memorabilia!
My favorite live performance of his was really his breakout moment, at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. This is the most famous where he did "Wild Thing" and lit his guitar on fire!
So I started searching to find out what happened to the neck and other 2 pieces of his guitar that he threw into the audience that night. It doesnt look like they are around, assuming some collector has them, or the folks who ended up with them at the festival kept them and didn't tell anyone!!
This is a reproduction of what the original guitar looked like, as it was hand-painted by Jimi himself!
So I did some more research, and found that Jimi lit MULTIPLE guitars on fire at several shows! He was 24 in 1967, and only regionally known. Monterey made him a household name!
Evidently, Frank Zappa was a friend of Jimi's, and ended up with one guitar that he had burned at a show. This is a FASCINATING video about the history of that guitar with Zappa's son Dweezil (also an accomplished player and musician). Evidently Frank, Dweezil, and several other big names have played this particular guitar after Jimi, and it has been restored and modified a few times while keeping the burn marks!
My son asked me why Hendrix lit his guitar on fire? I said because he knew no one would ever forget it!!