Jimi Hendrix favourite songwriter

Jimi Hendrix

Without a doubt, Jimi Hendrix is still among the greatest guitarists of all time; his distinctive style of playing has transformed music. Hendrix, whose exceptional technical abilities enabled him to realize highly creative concepts, developed new techniques for utilizing effects and pedals.

Hendrix began playing his instrument when he was a teenager. As a result, he performed with a number of backing bands, most notably Little Richard. “He had watched me work and just loved the way I wore these headbands around my hair and how wild I dressed,” Richard said, expressing how much Hendrix respected the musician.

Hendrix would soon rise to popularity on his own, thanks to his unique style, outstanding guitar playing, and singing. With his versions of classic songs like “Hey Joe” and “The Wind Cries Mary,” Hendrix helped define the 1960s.

The musician recorded three albums with his group, the Jimi Hendrix Experience; their last album, Electric Ladyland (1968), included the song “All Along the Watchtower.” Though it was written by Bob Dylan, who sang the song on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding, it is still one of his signature hits.

That said, Hendrix’s execution of the song is frequently regarded more highly than Dylan’s. In fact, Dylan attracted a lot of inspiration from Hendrix’s performance of the song when he performed it live. “It overwhelmed me, really,” he once said. He was so talented that he could actively develop ideas within songs. He discovered items in there that nobody else would have thought to look for.

Bob Dylan

Hendrix was a great fan of Dylan, saying that his amazing poetry made him his favorite songwriter. Hendrix sang Steve Barker, an interviewer, Dylan’s praises before he even covered “All Along the Watchtower.” “Those who dislike Bob Dylan’s music ought to read his lyrics,” he declared. They are brimming with life’s pleasures and sorrows. But I really like him. My favorite song from the Highway 61 Revisited album is “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues.”

“He doesn’t really inspire me because I could never write the kind of words he does,” he continued. However, he has helped me in trying to write a sentence of two or three words because I have a thousand incomplete songs. I just sit around and write two or three words. But now I feel a little more comfortable trying to finish one.

Revisit both versions of ‘All Along the Watchtower’ below.






Leave a Reply

You May Also Like