There has been pretty excellent guitarists in the world. Joe Satriani, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, all excellent at what they do. But once upon a time, in the late '60's, there was and trio called The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Their frontman, Jimi Hendrix, would be the man who showed the limitless potential in the guitar.

There's something about Jimi that makes me say "F***!" Is it his antics? The lyrics? His ability to play our national anthem with his teeth? Or is it his bluesy distortion and his overwhelming creativity that sets off the "HOLY S***!" meter? Maybe it's all those attributes combined that makes Hendrix the greatest guitarist of all time.

Opinions on three of his songs:

Purple Haze is his only top-chart song, making it an one-hit wonder. The song is a 2+ minute ride in Jimi's pot-filled world, with an cool solo.

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) was his last song for his last album, Electric Ladyland, and it made a hell of a bang. It has an very memorable opening riff and remains one of Jimi's best.

All Along The Watchtower is the second Bob Dylan song he covered, but is considered, even by Dylan, to be Jimi's magnum opus. The solo is considered to be one of the greatest in history.
Jimi Hendrix is an true Guitar Hero! No question.
by Mr.CommonSense October 10, 2008

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He was and still is considered to be the greatest guitarist of all time. He reinvented guitar! People can claim how people like Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai are better, but i've heard many of their songs and none of them compare to the beauty of a Hendrix song. Yngwie and Steve are purely guitar techs, Jimi is a fucking musician!!! Yngwie and Steve can move their fingers fast...Jimi makes music!!!
Kevin: Omg! Have you heard Yngwie Malmsteen's new song? His playing is awesome!

Paul: Pfft...You call that music? Listen to some Jimi Hendrix, then talk to me about guitar.
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One of the most influential and inventive guitarists ever, no one will ever matched what he did.
A God among mere mortals
Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Norris, Jesus-All the same
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if you think that anyone is better or will be better you are a dumb ass that deserves to burn in hell over and over
screw anyone who dosent agree with me
to sum it up jimi hendrix is the best ever
Jimi Hendrix comes right after god
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God to most guitarists.
Welll shes walking, through the clouds-Jimi Hendrix, Little Wing
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To take a song already made and change it so that it is even better like Jimi Hendrix did with songs like Wild Thing, Sgt. Peppers, and Hey Joe.
Dude, Kanye West totally Jimi Hendrixed that Daft Punk song.
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1. One of the greatest guitarists to walk on the face of the earth.

2. The act of dying of choking on one's vomit.
"Jimi Hendrix was on of the greatest, if not the greatest, guitarist of all time".

or

"Man, it really sucked that Lizzie Jimi Hendrixed last night".
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