People are still listening to Jimi 40 years later because of the shit that we call "music" today & because he was the most amazing: musician, guitarist, & person that ever lived.
Sadly Jimi's less played stuff is extremely underrated in comparison to his overplayed stuff. Even know his less played stuff is amazing in comparison to everything else ever (Jimi > Everything else) people still only want to listen to purple haze because they are posers.
Guy 2: you are a fucking moron. *hands guy 1 a hendrix cd*
Guy 1: *listens to cd* Buckethead is a piece of shit.
Guy 2: Well, in comparison to Hendrix everything is a piece of shit.