Today would have been Jimi Hendrix 70th birthday

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    Today would have been Jimi Hendrix 70th birthday

    One of the greatest guitarist of all time and a true Rock icon.Here's one of my favorites by Jimi. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPG8YEvbyis

    This is from yahoo.com :

    Had he lived, Jimi Hendrix would have celebrated his 70th birthday today. The legendary musician single-handedly revolutionized the electric guitar during the late 1960s. His incredibly inventive and dexterous playing, mixed with his effects experimentation, charismatic stage persona, and flamboyant style helped make him one of the most revered and influential rock artists of all time.

    Hendrix only released three studio albums while he was alive, but those records continue to inspire and challenge listeners and musicians to this day. Sadly, he was only 27 when he died from asphyxiation.

    PHOTOS: Jimi Hendrix Through the Years

    In conjunction with Hendrix's milestone birthday, ABC News asked a variety of artists to share what Hendrix means to them:

    The DoorsRobby Krieger: "[I] definitely thought he was the best. I think he's the best ever at singing and playing a guitar at the same time … The stuff he does while he's singing just blew me away."

    The Monkees' Micky Dolenz on Hendrix opening up for The Monkees during one of their tours: "Our fans, at that time, were 12, 14 years old and we were in the wings, of course, watching Jimi play just in awe. It was obvious that we were watching a force of nature, but [singing] 'Purple Haze' [and the crowd would yell] 'We want Davy! We want The Monkees!' … So, I don't blame him for getting fed up."

    ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons: "Here was a guy that took his favorite guitar, the Fender Stratocaster, and was figuring out ways to do things that had never been done before. It was a remarkable period, which he brought forth. Thankfully, his recordings live on, and his memory is just as fresh and vital today as it seems like it ever was."

    Peter Frampton: "He, in his way, reinvented the guitar. He made it more into a gymnasium … and just put the notes in different places … And, as inspirational as Eric [Clapton] has been to us all, Jimi, in a slightly different way, was too, and still is."

    Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes: "I don't like saying who's the greatest guitar player, because it's not about that, but when they do these [lists] and put Jimi at the top, I don't know anybody that could argue with that … He changed [music] for the better and when you listen to what he did and how he went about it, it was so groundbreaking and refreshing."

    Neil Young & Crazy Horse guitarist Poncho Sampedro: "I could say my number-one favorite band is Jimi Hendrix, and number-two is Jimi Hendrix and number-three is Jimi Hendrix … When you listen to his music … if you really start breaking down the lines and all that … he really wasn't playing things that were that difficult. But, all in all, just his sound, his moves, his lyrics … his whole thing was really something special. And when you put it all together, no one's come close to it yet."

     
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    Kudos to Robby Krieger for mentioning his singing.

    Yes folks, he is among the greatest singers in all of rock and roll, period.

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    Your kidding right??? Hendrix is possibly the worst singer ive ever heard. He should have stuck to what he did best and just played guitar and found someone to sing for him. Im actually kinda glad he is dead for the simple fact i cringe at the thought of what he would sound like at 70.

     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDF5MmCpZxc

     
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    Kudos to Robby Krieger for mentioning his singing.

    Yes folks, he is among the greatest singers in all of rock and roll, period.

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    Your kidding right??? Hendrix is possibly the worst singer ive ever heard. He should have stuck to what he did best and just played guitar and found someone to sing for him. Im actually kinda glad he is dead for the simple fact i cringe at the thought of what he would sound like at 70.

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    Now you're the one kidding with such a ludicrous rant.

     

     
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    Rock 'n' Roll music like it's predessors , Folk and Blues , was never intended to be sung by people with pitch-perfect or beautiful voices....

    ...if that's what you want listen to Opera or Boy Band or 2000s Pop ( excuse me while I vomit).

    Jimi Hendrix voice is perfect for his style of music as is Ozzie Osbourne a perfect voice for Heavy Metal and Johhny "Rotten" Lydon was perfect for Punk Rock.

    Other highly successful Rock, Folk and Blues artists who do not have "beautiful" voices:

    Neil Young

    Joe Cocker

    Eric Clapton

    Ringo Starr

    Ronnie Van Zandt

    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Fee Waybill

    Ted Nugent

    David Byrne

    Alice Cooper

    Lonesome Dave Peverett

    Billy Squier

    Bruce Dickenson

    Bob Seger

    Brian Johnson

    ...and Bob Dylan (one of the most legendary voices in Rock history....just don't tell Roger Taylor I said that).

     

     
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     I won't comment on xXR3S1NXx comment except to say,he's got a right to his opinion but I would disagree as would many others.That doesn't make anyone wrong or right,it's an opinion.To each their own.

     
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    But that opinion , while it may be his, is most definately wrong.

    History ( and I ) have proven it so.

     
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    Kudos to Robby Krieger for mentioning his singing.

    Yes folks, he is among the greatest singers in all of rock and roll, period.

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    Your kidding right??? Hendrix is possibly the worst singer ive ever heard. He should have stuck to what he did best and just played guitar and found someone to sing for him. Im actually kinda glad he is dead for the simple fact i cringe at the thought of what he would sound like at 70.

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    Now you're the one kidding with such a ludicrous rant.

     

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    Ludicrous?? Ludicrous to who?? Maybe ludicrous to you but Hendrix had a terrible voice. Ill give the guy credit as it is very difficult to play and sing ( as someone else mentioned) but that doesnt make the sound of his voice any better.

     
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    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

    Other highly successful Rock, Folk and Blues artists who do not have "beautiful" voices:  Stevie Ray Vaughan



    See now I have to disagree there. I think SRV was a pretty good singer, especially for his style.

     

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    Agreed SRV has the perfect voice for the style of music he plays. Plus with him the guitar does alot of the talking.

     
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    There is evidence to suggest that even Jimi Hendrix had a low opinion of his singing voice.

    http://www.contactmusic.com/news/ronnie-wood-jimi-hendrix-didnt-like-his-own-voice_1283195

    Hendrix may not have had a good singing voice, but it doesn't mean some people can't enjoy it. Hendrix gained fame as a guitarist, not a singer. I absolutely love his music and at the same time acknowledege he was no great shakes a s a singer. But he made his voice work well with the music he played.

    Ok, enough of that. Move over Rover, and let Jimi take over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqf9FxaMIsI

     

     
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    There is evidence to suggest that even Jimi Hendrix had a low opinion of his singing voice.

    http://www.contactmusic.com/news/ronnie-wood-jimi-hendrix-didnt-like-his-own-voice_1283195

    Hendrix may not have had a good singing voice, but it doesn't mean some people can't enjoy it. Hendrix gained fame as a guitarist, not a singer. I absolutely love his music and at the same time acknowledege he was no great shakes a s a singer. But he made his voice work well with the music he played.

    Ok, enough of that. Move over Rover, and let Jimi take over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqf9FxaMIsI

     

    [/QUOTE]I think Jimi Hendrix had a very good hippy blues voice.  I don't think he would have sounded good singing opera.  Then again, I wouldn't  have wanted to hear Pavarotti sing Hey Joe.   


     
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    Again, I reiterate:

    Rock is not made to be sung by perfect singing voices.

    I like Stevie Ray Vaughan's voice for the style of music he played. I also like Jimi Hendrix version of 'Wild Thing' much better than the original by the Troggs, even the lead singer of the Troggs had the better voice. Hendrix adds a lot more feeling to the lyrics with his version.

    'All The Young Dudes' sung by Mott The Hoople is far superior to the songwriter's ( David Bowie) live versions. Nobody in their right mind is going to say that Ian Hunter has a better voice than David Bowie. But, I like Ian Hunter , he has a unique voice that adds character to his songs. His song 'Ships' is a great song....but when Barry Manilow covered it I hated it. It sounds much better sung with a rougher voice , and Ian Hunter's voice is plenty rough. Manilow easily has a better voice, but I can't stand to listen to him for long.

     
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    Again, I reiterate:

    Rock is not made to be sung by perfect singing voices.

    I like Stevie Ray Vaughan's voice for the style of music he played. I also like Jimi Hendrix version of 'Wild Thing' much better than the original by the Troggs, even the lead singer of the Troggs had the better voice. Hendrix adds a lot more feeling to the lyrics with his version.

    'All The Young Dudes' sung by Mott The Hoople is far superior to the songwriter's ( David Bowie) live versions. Nobody in their right mind is going to say that Ian Hunter has a better voice than David Bowie. But, I like Ian Hunter , he has a unique voice that adds character to his songs. His song 'Ships' is a great song....but when Barry Manilow covered it I hated it. It sounds much better sung with a rougher voice , and Ian Hunter's voice is plenty rough. Manilow easily has a better voice, but I can't stand to listen to him for long.

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    I somewhat disagree. I would say that rock doesn't require that you have a good singing voice. But it doesn't hurt if a rock singer has a good voice. Roy Orbison's voice is almost operatic. But that doesn't mean his songs are not great rock songs. Elvis Presley had a good voice and he is the King. On the whole, I would say that many rock singers have imperfect voices and it does suit that kind of music, but it is not an absolute requirement.

     
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    Kudos to Robby Krieger for mentioning his singing.

    Yes folks, he is among the greatest singers in all of rock and roll, period.

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    Your kidding right??? Hendrix is possibly the worst singer ive ever heard. He should have stuck to what he did best and just played guitar and found someone to sing for him. Im actually kinda glad he is dead for the simple fact i cringe at the thought of what he would sound like at 70.

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    Now you're the one kidding with such a ludicrous rant.

     

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    Ludicrous?? Ludicrous to who?? Maybe ludicrous to you but Hendrix had a terrible voice. Ill give the guy credit as it is very difficult to play and sing ( as someone else mentioned) but that doesnt make the sound of his voice any better.

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    Ludicrous without a little qualification or context, perhaps.

    "Terrible" compared with whom?  Why is it "terrible"?  Give an example or two, at least.

    Or, is it that you just don't like the way it sounds.

    I agree that you're welcome to your opinion...if that opinion is indeed supported by some degree of cogency.

     

     
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    Early Jimi from 1965,the song is Howling Wolf's "Killing Floor"

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAN5euXaZeE

     
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    I didn't say Jimi had a great voice, I said he was a great singer.

    And I do mean GREAT!

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    A distinction that seems lost on some people.

     

    Lay it on us, professor...

    ...how someone can be a great singer without a great voice, hmm....??

     

    (and for the record, I do like his voice a lot; it's painfully pretty, like wreckage viewed the morning after a storm, an old oak tree split perfectly; a young bb king)

     

     

     

     
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         I know how Mick Jagger developed his singing style.  As a toddler, he would be locked in his high chair for three or four hours, food all over him, wailing and yelling and screaming.  Finally someone would come to let him out and clean him up.  Really to me, that is what he sounds like when he sings, but Jagger is a good rock blues singer.

         You know life is strange.  The above is pure Bull.  But who knows, it could be true.  Years ago, when I worked parking lot at a Cleveland convention center, I told other workers that the original Gerber Baby, an elderly woman, was inside signing autographs at a Baby show.  I completely made up the story.  A couple years later, at the same show, it turned out to be true.  I was sort of stunned.  You never know in this life.      

     
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