WATCH: Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze” LIVE at the Atlanta Pop Festival – July 4, 1970

A great LIVE performance of a classic hit, just two months before his death!

The song is included in Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival a posthumous live album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, documenting their July 4, 1970 performance at the Atlanta International Pop Festival and Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell accompany Hendrix in this performance. Here’s more on the song from Wikipedia:

“Purple Haze” is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and released as the second record single by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on March 17, 1967. As a record chart hit in several countries and the opening number on the Experience’s debut American album, it was many people’s first exposure to Hendrix’s psychedelic rock sound.  The song features his inventive guitar playing, which uses the signature Hendrix chord and a mix of blues and Eastern modalities, shaped by novel sound processing techniques. Because of ambiguities in the lyrics, listeners often interpret the song as referring to a psychedelic experience, although Hendrix described it as a love song. “Purple Haze” is one of Hendrix’s best-known songs and appears on many Hendrix compilation albums. The song featured regularly in concerts and each of Hendrix’s group configurations issued live recordings. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and is included on lists of the greatest guitar songs, including at number two by Rolling Stone and number one by Q magazine.

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