August 1, 2013 in Tips & Lessons

Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze

hendrixstratJimi Hendrix was one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. He has inspired many guitarists and musical performers including Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Frusciante, Prince, Lenny Kravitz, and more. He has received numerous music awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

About the song

Hendrix found success after moving to England to team up with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell to form The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Purple Haze was the second single off of the band’s 1967 album Are You Experienced. It was written ten days after the release of their debut single Hey Joe.

Purple Haze was known as the one of the psychedelic drug songs of the … Continue Reading