431 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze (1967)
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Produced by Chas Chandler
Label – Track
I can’t even begin to imagine what every guitarist in the world must have thought on first hearing this in 1967. I know Pete Townshend couldn’t summon up the mental strength to pick his guitar up until he’d found re-assurance from other musicians, and even he was pretty good.