What Is It About Jimi Hendrix That Makes Him The Greatest?

United States
July 3, 2007 3:49am CST
Jimi Hendrix has been named by several magazines as the greatest guitarist of all time. Many music fans and guitar players consider him the greatest guitarist ever. What is it about Jimi Hendix that makes him better than B.B. King, Buddy Guy, or Eric Clapton?
4 responses
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
9 Jan 08
Because very few guitarist if any can play jimi's licks.His style of play is all his own creation.That what makes him the michealangelo of the guitar.Excuse me the "Guitar God".
• United States
31 Mar 08
Jimi came up with a style of guitar playing that was unheard of at the time. Plus he was a master of inventing riffs. The history of music would have been sadly altered if it hadn't been for Jimi Hendrix.
@drzorge (38)
• Bulgaria
17 Mar 10
I think there are not so many things but 2 or 3 are enough for this guitarist.In my oppinion almost everything is talent.It's true that in almost every magazines he appears inside like the best guitarist ever.I think it's really!Many people think that if you are fast player you are good one.It's not true.Because Jimi plays with all of his soul and almost always plays songs in different way,he is nominated as number 1.
21 Aug 08
He has made some fantastic song, such as Fire, Easy Rider and Vodoo Child.
• United States
5 May 08
All those artist listed are the greatest in their own rights. But Jimi was different. He had no formal musical training and couldn't even read music. He felt the music as he described in colors. He was uniquely his own, and that is what made him the greates. Most of the guys you listed followed a form of music already created. But Jimi broke ground, and he kept the music personal.