Jimi Hendrix - Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire - August 18th, 1969 - Woodstock, NY
Almost forty five years ago, several hundred thousand people (an exact number will never be known) gathered in Bethel, N.Y., for the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Nearly everyone who was anyone in rock—Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Janis Joplin, Sly & the Family Stone, Crosby, Stills, Janis Joplin & Young, Richie Havens—played at that mud-soaked music fest. And nearly everyone who was in the audience got to check them all out.
But only a very few actually got to see Jimi Hendrix perform—a performance of such rock guitar virtuosity that even today, it functions as Woodstock’s keynote address.
Even for those who could say that they were there at Woodstock, most will remember Hendrix’s performance through the numerous CDs and DVDs capturing that day in rock history.