Classic Rock News

circa 1968: Portrait of the rock group The Jimi Hendrix Experience, left to right, Noel Redding (1945 - 2003), Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970) and Mitch Mitchell (1946-2008).

We recently published a list of Jimi Hendrix's best original songs. Hendrix was, of course, an incredible songwriter. But he was also a master song interpreter: his first single, “Hey Joe,” is actually a cover one of his most iconic songs. Some of Jimi’s covers were done with a lot of intent: many would argue that his version of “All Along The Watchtower” is the definitive one, not Bob Dylan’s. Others were just impromptu jams, but they’re still fun to listen to. Here, then, are our favorite of Hendrix’s takes on other people’s music.