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Unformatted text preview: o Originally composed by Big Mama Thornton o Recorded at Monterey Pop Festival (1967) First huge rock festival Jimi Hendrix (1942 – 1970) • Singer, composer, virtuoso electric guitarist • Seattle/Nashville/London • Proactive stage performer • Technique: o Left-handed, huge hands Turns guitar upside down Easy access to knobs/levers o Feedback, distortion, noise, dissonance o Powerful amplifiers o Studio effects o Continuous improvisation, exploration • “The Star Spangled Banner” (1969) o Closing act at Woodstock Music & Art Fair (1969) o Often read as anti-war anthem Distortion, explosions, screams (though Hendrix himself did not promote this interpretation) • Legacy o Dies of drug overdose in 1970 at age 27 o Huge backlog of tracks released posthumously o Experience Music Project...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOL 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '11 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '11