Considered to be one of the greatest musicians to pick up the 6-strings, Jimi Hendrix is one among the most influential artist of his era. A musician who earned respect and a very memorable position amidst artists, for his remarkable charm and the aura he left behind through his music. Eric Clapton in his book “Clapton: The Autobiography”, reminisce about the time he decided to gift Hendrix a guitar.
While browsing through some instrument shops in the West End, Clapton found a white, left-handed Stratocaster and bought it for Hendrix. Clapton took the guitar to a Sly and the Family Stone concert at the Lyceum that night, expecting to see Jimi and give him the guitar. But Hendrix never showed up.
“The next day, I heard that he had died,” Clapton writes. “It was the first time the death of another musician really affected me.” Journeys are seldom about destinations, for musicians it’s always about the bend in the road which leads them to a new spectrum of colors in music; and these colors never fade.