Celebrate Jimi Hendrix’s Birthday With Video Of His Full Performance At Woodstock

first_imgToday would have been the 78th birthday of the great Jimi Hendrix. Born James Marshall Hendrix on November 27th, 1942, the guitar god rose to fame for his insane guitar playing abilities during the British blues revival period of the mid-1960s. Hendrix was a powerhouse musical entity, commanding attention with his unique style like never before. He redefined the instrument, and what it meant to perform with it.Though Hendrix only lived until the age of 27, his influence on music has been enormous ever since. His work with the Jimi Hendrix Experience was second to none, and perhaps no performance captures the essence of his abilities better than Woodstock. Though it may not have been his best show of all time, Jimi Hendrix took the stage at 9AM on August 18th, 1969, launching into otherworldly versions of well known jams like “Fire,” “Izabella” and the famed “Star Spangled Banner.”In honor of Hendrix’s 78th today, check out a full video from his Woodstock performance below. Happy Birthday, Jimi.The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Woodstock – Bethel, NY – 8/18/1969[Video: AngeloSaurio]Setlist:Message to LoveGetting My Heart Back Together Again > Hear My Train a-Comin’Spanish Castle MagicRed HouseMastermindLover ManFoxy LadyBeginning > Jam Back at the HouseIzabellaGypsy WomanFireVoodoo Child (Slight Return)Stepping StoneStar Spangled BannerPurple HazeWoodstock ImprovisationVillanova JunctionHey Joe[Originally published 11/27/16]last_img