At the 2005 GRAMMY Awards, Melissa Etheridge took the stage for a special performance of Janis Joplin’s “Piece Of My Heart.” Etheridge had been diagnosed with breast cancer a few months earlier and the show […]
Tuesday (November 27) marks 70 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock’n’roll forever. For the past few weeks, CBS Local has discussed the man’s impact with musicians who came after him, his peers, and even one of his main inspirations. Everyone felt his influence, whether it was on their guitar playing, or their singing. Some even found a new direction for their life thanks to Jimi.
“When I was ten years old, Jimi Hendrix was a little scary to me. Yet, I knew the songs, like ‘Purple Haze.’ He sort of represented that scary rock and roll. When I started listening to him, I started understanding what he was doing with his guitar, and the kind of playing, the extreme talent that this man had.” — Melissa Etheridge