The man who singlehandedly revolutionized the future of rock and roll, the Voodoo Child Jimi Hendrix was born on this day in 1942.
I mean... I could go on and on about Jimi; about his passion for music, to his guitar experimentation, the whole guitar burning ritual in the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, Woodstock... the Band of Gypsies... the list goes on and on.
He took the roots of the blues to a whole new level, and with that changed music forever. He is repeatedly voted the best guitarist of all time, and among the most popular musicians ever.
He did it all while he was still young, and unfortunately died at the age of 27...
I will let the music speak for itself... the everlasting "Purple Haze"... now excuse me while I kiss the sky.