Tuesday, November 27, 2012

70th Birth Anniversary of a Musical Legend

Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Festival 1967
Another birth anniversary of note - today's belongs to Jimi Hendrix, born 70 years ago. Lots of news reports of his life and times and music, among them: NYT, Rolling Stone, HuffPost, Time, and  SFWeekly . A common refrain in a lot of the tributes is speculation about what more Hendrix could have produced had he lived. It's a pointless exercise, since we already know he was immensely talented and he did fulfill a huge measure of whatever potential he possessed. I have to say, though,  I do find it a bit disconcerting when dead people are wished happy birthday!? Nevertheless, I guess we can all be happy to have experienced the talents of extraordinary people, however brief their time among us.

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