27 November: Today marks the day that Jimi Hendrix would have turned 73-years-old: guitarist, singer, songwriter, legend. These were just a few of the many titles bestowed on the man. Today, we're celebrating the life and times of an icon and a true rock musician, before his untimely death.
From 'Purple Haze' to 'All Along The Watchtower', he and the Experience left behind an insanely influential body of work - which the world of modern day guitar heroes still quotes to this day.
Born in America and made in England, Hendrix was truly one of the first artists to make waves across both lands, cementing his legacy across the nations. Even back when he arrived in London for the first time, Hendrix was (and still is) critically acclaimed, revered by his fans and peers for his unique playing and showmanship, and remains viewed by many as the greatest guitarist to ever pick up the six strings.
Jimi's arrival on the scene would not only redefine the landscape of rock, but also made players revise the way they would play. Together with Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell, he formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience, responsible for creating some of the greatest tracks known across the globe.
Here's just a glimpse at the true genius of Hendrix - his 12 best tracks, ranked in order of greatness.