One of the Special Cats

“One guy can ruin an instrument. Jimi Hendrix, bless his heart– how I wish he was still around– almost inadvertently ruined guitar. Because he was the only cat who could do it like that. Everybody else just screwed it up, and thought wailing away on the guitar is the answer. But it ain’t; you’ve got to be a Jimi to do that, you’ve got to be one of the special cats.”  ~Keith Rchards

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  1. Tony Wilson

    I saw Jimi Hendrix play only once, in 1967. He was unique, not another player anywhere like him. He and his instrument were a single expression. He was expressing as well as he was able through that guitar his own soul. I knew when I saw him live that he could never contain that essence and become old with it. He was never made to be an old man. ♥

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