( https://www.grandluxuryhotels.com/hotel/45-park-lane?gclid=CK737YCK3NQCFZFahgodxtoByA ) taken by famous photographer Gered Mankowitz ( http://www.mankowitz.com ) and painted by portrait artist Christian Furr (http://www.christianfurr.com/index.php).
It stopped me...took me back to grade school, standing outside my brother's room, hearing Hendrix blaring from the other side. He was cool, but in MY world, he was cool because my brother thought he was cool.
Hendrix truly was amazing! He was born in Seattle, Washington. He began playing guitar at the age of 15...seems late for the way he could play. It is as if he was born with a guitar in his hand and it translated sound from another world.
I didn't know this, but in 1961 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. He had wings!
Hey, Joe...we miss you!