Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) (BBC Sessions)

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Did you know…

…that Jimi’s career as a guitarist began with his father’s broom? A young Jimi Hendrix used to pantomime playing the guitar with his father’s broom so often that his father brought home a one-stringed ukelele, later followed by an acoustic 6-string guitar that in 1958, cost only $5.00. Seeing that what began as a child being, well, a child clearly turned into an obsession, Al Hendrix purchased Jimi’s very first electric guitar in the early 1960’s – a Supro Ozark 1560S, when he joined his second band, The Rocking Kings. As we all know now, Jimi’s love for guitars eventually evolved into his signature Fender guitars – generally right handed Stratocasters that he played upside down and sold for over $100,000 two decades after his death – but it’s fun to look back on his humble beginnings in the Hendrix household as a young child doing what every kid does; rocking out in the kitchen with whatever mom and dad had laying around.

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Enjoy this video of The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing live on BBC Sessions while you look back fondly at your first household instrument (hint: mine was a pot and wooden spoon!)!

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