King, Howlin' Wolf, and Robert Johnson. Cream was a 1960s three-piece British band consisti…, Cream may refer to two artists: 1. Although he never reached the same height of success and fame as Jimi Hendrix, he remained a valuable asset to the band until he left in 1969.  Disc & Music Echo newspaper honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970 Guitar Player magazine named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year.  The set ended with Hendrix destroying his guitar and tossing pieces of it out to the audience.  Author John McDermott wrote that "Hendrix left the Monterey audience stunned and in disbelief at what they'd just heard and seen". Original 1966–1970 releases are marked in. [nb 30], Hendrix decided to move his midnight Sunday slot to Monday morning, closing the show. One of Keith's friends offered Hendrix acid, a street name for LSD, but Hendrix asked for LSD instead, showing what Cross describes as "his naivete and his complete inexperience with psychedelics". Axis: Bold as Love. He also formed a group of his own called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, which played gigs around New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. It would become one of the most famous images in rock and roll. [nb 23], Caraeff stood on a chair next to the edge of the stage and took four monochrome pictures of Hendrix burning his guitar.  Of Muddy Waters, the first electric guitarist of which Hendrix became aware, he said: "I heard one of his records when I was a little boy and it scared me to death because I heard all of these sounds. $11.39. Sign Up ... Go to My Music to start listening. An excerpt from the first guitar solo that demonstrates Hendrix's innovative use of high gain and overdrive to achieve an aggressive, sustained tone. , In 1969, Hendrix rented a house in Benedict Canyon, California, that was burglarized.  Lucille's father (Jimi's maternal grandfather) was Preston Jeter (born 1875), whose mother was born in similar circumstances as Bertran Philander Ross Hendrix. It seems that the death of Jimi Hendrix will remain one of music’s greatest riddles. Various Artists - Woodstock - Amazon.com Music ... Machine Gun Jimi Hendrix The Fillmore East 12/31/1969 (FIRST SHOW) Jimi Hendrix.  Others identified a funk and soul influence in their music. ", Hendrix's performance included a rendition of the US national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner", with copious feedback, distortion, and sustain to imitate the sounds made by rockets and bombs. An excerpt from the beginning of "The Star-Spangled Banner", at Woodstock, August 18, 1969. " Redding, who had formed his own band in mid-1968, Fat Mattress, found it increasingly difficult to fulfill his commitments with the Experience, so Hendrix played many of the bass parts on Electric Ladyland. This method has been described as piano style, with the thumb playing what a pianist's left hand would play and the other fingers playing melody as a right hand. , A legal dispute arose in 1966 regarding a record contract that Hendrix had entered into the previous year with producer Ed Chalpin. On occasion, family members would take Hendrix to Vancouver to stay at his grandmother's.  Mitchell and Redding later revealed that everyone had been warned about a planned drug bust the day before flying to Toronto; both men also stated that they believed that the drugs had been planted in Hendrix's bag without his knowledge. She told him that he could keep the instrument, which had only one string.  On July 27, Hendrix signed his first recording contract with Juggy Murray at Sue Records and Copa Management. The air is slightly static, see. Jimi Hendrix. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. , Marshall amps were important to the development of Hendrix's overdriven sound and his use of feedback, creating what author Paul Trynka described as a "definitive vocabulary for rock guitar". Jimi Hendrix had a diverse heritage. Players before him had experimented with feedback and distortion, but Hendrix turned those effects and others into a controlled, fluid vocabulary every bit as personal as the blues with which he began.  Moments later, he briefly sat down on the drum riser before leaving the stage.  Later that year, he joined a New York-based R&B band, Curtis Knight and the Squires, after meeting Knight in the lobby of a hotel where both men were staying.  In London, recording began at De Lane Lea Studios, and later moved to the prestigious Olympic Studios.  In addition to playing in his own band, Hendrix performed as a backing musician for various soul, R&B, and blues musicians, including Wilson Pickett, Slim Harpo, Sam Cooke, Ike & Tina Turner and Jackie Wilson.  His friend Herbie Worthington said Hendrix "simply turned into a bastard" when he drank. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year.  In the months before his death, Hendrix recorded demos for a concept album tentatively titled Black Gold, now in the possession of Experience Hendrix LLC, but it has not been released. Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. The elder Hendrix passed in 2002, leaving control of the estate to Jimi’s stepsister, Janie Hendrix, in his will and disinheriting Leon, who later filed a much-publicized lawsuit. They work you to death, fussing and fighting.  This would be Hendrix's final concert appearance in the US. "I liked it and I stayed. The founding member and co-lead vocalist of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby has taken Twitter to reveal his top 3 blues artists of all time, yet, his list drew attention for not including one of the most celebrated blues musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix. Unfortunately Hendrix was unable to see this musical vision through to completion due his tragic death in September 1970.  Family and friends traveled in 24 limousines, and more than 200 people attended the funeral, including Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding, Miles Davis, John Hammond, and Johnny Winter.. , Coroner Gavin Thurston ordered a post-mortem examination which was performed on September 21 by Professor Robert Donald Teare, a forensic pathologist. James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Listen to music from Jimi Hendrix like All Along the Watchtower, Purple Haze & more. , On October 1, 1966, Chandler brought Hendrix to the London Polytechnic at Regent Street, where Cream was scheduled to perform, and where Hendrix and guitarist Eric Clapton met. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle on November 27, 1942.  In Seattle, November 27, 1992, which would have been Hendrix's 50th birthday, was made Jimi Hendrix Day, largely due to the efforts of his boyhood friend, guitarist Sammy Drain. " Track released the album in the UK on December 1, 1967, where it peaked at number five, spending 16 weeks on the charts.  During this time, the Experience toured Scandinavia, Germany, and gave their final two performances in France. The first lineup of the Animals was about to split, and Chandler, looking to move into management, convinced Hendrix to move to London and record as a solo act in England.  Chandler saw Hendrix play in Cafe Wha?, a Greenwich Village, New York City nightclub.  Within weeks, they began performing at base clubs on the weekends with other musicians in a loosely organized band, the Casuals. CHARTS. After more than a year of his clinging to a broom like a security blanket, she wrote a letter requesting school funding intended for underprivileged children, insisting that leaving him without a guitar might result in psychological damage.  In 1967, he described the Stratocaster as "the best all-around guitar for the stuff we're doing"; he praised its "bright treble and deep bass". , The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame biography for the Experience states: "Jimi Hendrix was arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music. He was called Johnny Allen Hendrix when he was born. [nb 5], In 1957, while helping his father with a side-job, Hendrix found a ukulele amongst the garbage they were removing from an older woman's home. [nb 17], Following Hendrix's arrival in London, Chandler began recruiting members for a band designed to highlight his talents, the Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Within days of Hendrix's arrival in England, he had spoken with Chas Chandler, Alan Douglas, and others about leaving his manager, Michael Jeffery. The Gil Evans Orchestra* – Plays The Music Of Jimi Hendrix Label: Bluebird (3) – 09026-63872-2, RCA Victor Group – 09026-63872-2, BMG – 09026-63872-2 , The blue plaque identifying Hendrix's former residence at 23 Brook Street, London, (next door to the former residence of George Frideric Handel) was the first issued by English Heritage to commemorate a pop star. Yesterday.  There, he was offered a residency at the Cafe Wha? Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. It was recorded on January 1, 1970, at the Fillmore East in New York City with Billy Cox on bass and Buddy Miles on drums, frequently referred to as the Band of Gypsys. This guitar has now been identified as the guitar acquired and later restored by, The original version of the LP contained none of the previously released singles or their, When Track records sent the master tapes for "Purple Haze" to Reprise for remastering, they wrote the following words on the tape box: "Deliberate distortion.  Hendrix's family and friends held a service at Dunlap Baptist Church in Seattle's Rainier Valley on Thursday, October 1; his body was interred at Greenwood Cemetery in nearby Renton, the location of his mother's grave. King, Al Kooper, and Elvin Bishop. ", Although they began playing low-paying gigs at obscure venues, the band eventually moved to Nashville's Jefferson Street, which was the traditional heart of the city's black community and home to a thriving rhythm and blues music scene.  After two years of litigation, the parties agreed to a resolution that granted Chalpin the distribution rights to an album of original Hendrix material. " The performance earned Hendrix his first interview, published in Record Mirror with the headline: "Mr. " Images of the performance showing Hendrix wearing a blue-beaded white leather jacket with fringe, a red head-scarf, and blue jeans are regarded as iconic pictures that capture a defining moment of the era. , Hendrix toured with the Isleys during much of 1964, but near the end of October, after growing tired of playing the same set every night, he left the band.  Contemporary political pundits described his interpretation as a statement against the Vietnam War. His paternal grandmother, Zenora "Nora" Rose Moore, was African American and one-quarter Cherokee. Hendrix, bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell each had a huge halo of frizzed-out hair. I liked Hendrix.  According to Hendrix biographer Charles Cross, the subject of drugs came up one evening in 1966 at Keith's New York apartment. [nb 19] It was prevented from reaching the top spot by the Beatles' Sgt. Earlier in the festival, a German photographer advised Caraeff, who was taking pictures of performers, to save film for Hendrix. Gaining a following as a psychedelic band, they were distinguished for their extended compositions, sonic experimentation, philosophical lyrics and elaborate live shows, and became a leading band of the, Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and, Derek and the Dominos was a music group formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer. 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The audience, which peaked at an estimated 400,000 people, was reduced to 30,000–40,000, many of whom had waited to catch a glimpse of Hendrix before leaving during his performance.  Hendrix voiced his disappointment about having re-mixed the album so quickly, and he felt that it could have been better had they been given more time.  He also uses the effect on "Up from the Skies", "Little Miss Lover", and "Still Raining, Still Dreaming". "The Jimi Hendrix Music Festival" c.d. Rolling Stone ranked the band's three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland, among the 100 greatest albums of all time, and they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time.  That July, while performing at the Scene club in New York City, Hendrix met Frank Zappa, whose band the Mothers of Invention were performing at the adjacent Garrick Theater. In 2010, when a federal court of appeals decided on whether online sharing of a music recording constituted a performance, they cited Hendrix in their decision stating: "Hendrix memorably (or not, depending on one's sensibility) offered a 'rendition' of the Star-Spangled Banner at Woodstock when he performed it aloud in 1969". He also formed a group of his own called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, which played gigs around New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. In the late 1960s, after he had become famous, Hendrix told reporters that racist faculty expelled him from Garfield for holding hands with a white girlfriend during study hall. [nb 32] In 2011, the editors of Guitar World named his performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" the greatest performance of all time.  Learning by ear, he played single notes, following along to Elvis Presley songs, particularly "Hound Dog".  Dannemann said that she prepared a meal for them at her apartment in the Samarkand Hotel around 11 p.m., when they shared a bottle of wine.  Rolling Stone placed seven of his recordings in their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: "Purple Haze" (17), "All Along the Watchtower" (47) "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" (102), "Foxy Lady" (153), "Hey Joe" (201), "Little Wing" (366), and "The Wind Cries Mary" (379). "Jimi Hendrix wasn't a guitar player, the guitar was an extension of his mind and soul.  The studio officially opened for business on August 25, and a grand opening party was held the following day. 'Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix In Maui' will be released in November. Hendrix agreed to receive $18,000 in compensation for his set, but was eventually paid $32,000 for the performance and $12,000 for the rights to film him. Today I spend at least twelve hours on each song. A British rock band.  During a performance, Linda Keith, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, noticed Hendrix and was "mesmerised" by his playing. Gaining a following as a psychedelic band, they were distinguished for their …, Pink Floyd was an English rock band formed in London in 1965.  The song's coda features the first recording of stereo phasing. Music video by The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing All Along The Watchtower. Pepper'. Three men strode out from the wings, upbeat and confident: The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Hendrix performed with them for eight months. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Jimi Hendrix. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He achieved fame in the US after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the US. 25 Songs — Few artists changed the musical landscape like James Marshall Hendrix. " "For many", Hendrix was "the preeminent black rocker", according to Jon Caramanica.  Immediately afterwards, Hendrix left for England; he never returned to the States. It was a party, not a session. Leave feedback, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a short-lived, yet highly influential rock band famous for the guitar work of, Cream may refer to two artists: 1. By 1967, as Hendrix was gaining in popularity, many of his pre-Experience recordings were marketed to an unsuspecting public as Jimi Hendrix albums, sometimes with misleading later images of Hendrix.  Hendrix also allowed numerous friends and guests to join them in the studio, which contributed to a chaotic and crowded environment in the control room and led Chandler to sever his professional relationship with Hendrix.  For the Crown to prove possession, they had to show that Hendrix knew that the drugs were there. The band took the stage around 8:00 a.m, by which time Hendrix had been awake for more than three days.  Before arriving at the engagement, Hendrix heard reports that the size of the audience had grown enormously, which concerned him as he did not enjoy performing for large crowds. Caraeff had never seen Hendrix before nor heard his music, but he had a camera with him and there was one shot left in his roll of film. [nb 18], After the UK chart success of their first two singles, "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze", the Experience began assembling material for a full-length LP.  The two remained friends until Hendrix's death in 1970.  After completing eight weeks of basic training at Fort Ord, California, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. ", The Allen twins performed as backup singers under the name Ghetto Fighters on Hendrix's song ". 27 November, 2013: If the late, great Jimi Hendrix was still with us, then he'd have turned 71-years-old today. He played for hours daily, watching others and learning from more experienced guitarists, and listening to blues artists such as Muddy Waters, B.B. , While author and journalist Richie Unterberger described Axis as the least impressive Experience album, according to author Peter Doggett, the release "heralded a new subtlety in Hendrix's work". Progressive Rock Music People Jimi Hendrix Music Bands Pop Culture Che Guevara Musicals Literature Celebrities.  The band narrowly escaped from the venue in the back of a rental truck, which was partly crushed by fans who had climbed on top of the vehicle.  Concert promoter Bill Graham called the shows "the most brilliant, emotional display of virtuoso electric guitar" that he had ever heard.  Grunge guitarists such as Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, and Mike McCready and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam have cited Hendrix as an influence. Young Jimmy (as he was referred to at the time) took an interest in music, drawing influence from virtually every major artist at the time, including B.B. , The Band of Gypsys album was the only official live Hendrix LP made commercially available during his lifetime; several tracks from the Woodstock and Monterey shows were released later that year. 1 score (117 pages) Place Hold. Anyway, I guess I felt real benevolent that day. The first stable line-up consisted of founders Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), bandleader …, The Rolling Stones are a British rock band formed in London in 1962 as "The Rollin' Stones".  The family frequently moved, staying in cheap hotels and apartments around Seattle. The elder Hendrix passed in 2002, leaving control of the estate to Jimi’s stepsister, Janie Hendrix, in his will and disinheriting Leon, who later filed a much-publicized lawsuit. Jimi Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle’s King County Hospital, was later renamed James Marshall by his father, James “Al” Hendrix. Genres: Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Acid Rock. , Cox stated that during their time serving in the US military, he and Hendrix primarily listened to southern blues artists such as Jimmy Reed and Albert King. Jimi Hendrix is part of the 27 Club, a list of musicians who died when they were 27 years old. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Woodstock: Three Days of Peace & Music (Two-Disc 40th Anniversary Director's Cut) 1 hold / 6 copies Experience Hendrix : the best of Jimi Hendrix. Download Jimi Hendrix Remembered by Various Artists | eMusic.  The piece reflected his growing interest in science fiction and outer space. King inspired him during the beginning of his career; he also cited Eddie Cochran as an early influence. Specials, which he readily accepted.  On July 17, they appeared at the New York Pop Festival; Hendrix had again consumed too many drugs before the show, and the set was considered a disaster.  The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.  Several shows were recorded, and they produced some of Hendrix's most memorable live performances.  Al refused to take James and Leon to attend their mother's funeral; he instead gave them shots of whiskey and instructed them that was how men should deal with loss. The audio soundtrack includes stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes by Hendrix’s recording engineer Eddie Kramer, taken directly from the original […] During this time, Mitchell was unavailable for commitments made by Jeffery, which included Hendrix's first appearance on US TV—on The Dick Cavett Show—where he was backed by the studio orchestra, and an appearance on The Tonight Show where he appeared with Cox and session drummer Ed Shaughnessy. Hendrix was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously. , In 1993, MCA Records delayed a multimillion-dollar sale of Hendrix's publishing copyrights because Al Hendrix was unhappy about the arrangement. , Desmond Henley embalmed Hendrix's body which was flown to Seattle on September 29. (September 19, 2012).  Four days later, he gave his final concert appearance, at the Isle of Fehmarn Festival in Germany. Book , 2013. As with their previous LP, the band had to schedule recording sessions in between performances.  During a stop in Los Angeles in February 1965, he recorded his first and only single with Richard, "I Don't Know What You Got (But It's Got Me)", written by Don Covay and released by Vee-Jay Records.  His relationship with his brother Leon (born 1948) was close but precarious; with Leon in and out of foster care, they lived with an almost constant threat of fraternal separation. Electric Ladyland. In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year and in 1968, Billboard named him the Artist of the Year and Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year.  He died less than 48 hours later.  The double LP was Hendrix's most commercially successful release and his only number one album. Hendrix's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was honored with a Grammy in 2009. He was the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings.  "I Don't Live Today" served as a medium for Hendrix's guitar feedback improvisation and "Fire" was driven by Mitchell's drumming.  Set-lists during the tour included numerous Experience tracks as well as a selection of newer material.  Chandler then asked road manager Gerry Stickells to procure some lighter fluid.  He acquired his first in 1966, when a girlfriend loaned him enough money to purchase a used Stratocaster built around 1964. Performing in Little Richard's ensemble band, he backed up vocalists Buddy and Stacy on "Shotgun". | Hendrix, Jimi CD , 2013.  He enjoyed a fruitful long-term collaboration with electronics enthusiast Roger Mayer, whom he once called "the secret" of his sound. According to authors Steven Roby and Brad Schreiber: "It has been erroneously reported that Captain John Halbert, a medical officer, recommended that Jimi be discharged primarily for admitting to having homosexual desires for an unnamed soldier. 1. The marker text reads, in part: "Over thirty musical acts performed, including rock icon Jimi Hendrix playing to the largest American audience of his career. A British rock band.  Before the show, a journalist angered Redding by asking why he was there; the reporter then informed him that two weeks earlier Hendrix announced that he had been replaced with Billy Cox. Without an electric guitar, he could barely be heard over the sound of the group.  Hoping to secure a career opportunity, he played the Harlem club circuit and sat in with various bands.  With the deadline looming, Hendrix, Chandler, and engineer Eddie Kramer remixed most of side one in a single overnight session, but they could not match the quality of the lost mix of "If 6 Was 9". [nb 21], In 1989, Noe Goldwasser, the founding editor of Guitar World, described Are You Experienced as "the album that shook the world ... leaving it forever changed". Working with both The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, the guitarist's run of classic albums between 1967 and 1970 offered a revolutionary fusion of blues, funk, and psychedelic rock. Jimi Hendrix Biography by Richie Unterberger + Follow Artist.  Miles Davis was deeply impressed by Hendrix, and he compared Hendrix's improvisational abilities with those of saxophonist John Coltrane. During that time there were very few artists thus entertainment through live concerts was rare.  Hendrix publicly denounced the releases, describing them as "malicious" and "greatly inferior", stating: "At PPX, we spent on average about one hour recording a song.  After 1967, he regularly used cannabis, hashish, LSD, and amphetamines, particularly while touring.  In May, he provided guitar instrumentation for the Don Covay song, "Mercy Mercy". For other uses of Hendrix, see, Hendrix performing on the Dutch television show, An excerpt from the outro guitar solo. Al Hendrix completed his basic training at, According to Hendrix's cousin, Diane Hendrix, in August 1956, when Jimi stayed with her family, he put on shows for her, using a broom to mimic a guitar while listening to. Shapiro and Glebbeek, however, assert that Hendrix used it in June 1967 at the earliest while attending the Monterey Pop Festival. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the Chitlin' Circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers' backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965.  The incident culminated in his arrest and release, pending a court appearance that resulted in a large fine. News Headlines.  During the previous month's European tour, interpersonal relations within the group had deteriorated, particularly between Hendrix and Redding.  In 1989, Clapton described the performance: "He played just about every style you could think of, and not in a flashy way.  During the verses, Hendrix doubled his singing with a guitar line which he played one octave lower than his vocals. The band rehearsed for less than two weeks before the performance, and according to Mitchell, they never connected musically. [nb 36], Hendrix played a variety of guitars, but was most associated with the Fender Stratocaster.  Shadwick wrote: "[Hendrix] was not only something utterly new musically, but an entirely original vision of what a black American entertainer should and could look like. / Jimi Hendrix. [nb 22] In 2005, Rolling Stone called the double-platinum LP Hendrix's "epochal debut", and they ranked it the 15th greatest album of all time, noting his "exploitation of amp howl", and characterizing his guitar playing as "incendiary ... historic in itself". At the recommendation of a former associate of Joe Tex, Ronnie Isley granted Hendrix an audition that led to an offer to become the guitarist with the Isley Brothers' back-up band, the I.B. When Chandler phoned Mitchell later that day to offer him the position, he readily accepted.  Not to be upstaged, Hendrix also learned to play in this way. He didn't move until it was time for the show. For short, it's nothin' but a 'Band of Gypsys'.  In mid-1959, his father relented and bought him a white Supro Ozark.  His paternal grandmother, Zenora "Nora" Rose Moore, was African American and one-quarter Cherokee.  According to authors Scott Schinder and Andy Schwartz, as many as 500,000 people attended the concert.  Hendrix's first gig was with an unnamed band in the Jaffe Room of Seattle's Temple De Hirsch, but they fired him between sets for showing off.  The first tune Hendrix learned to play was the television theme "Peter Gunn". Hendrix's paternal grandfather, Bertran Philander Ross Hendrix (born 1866), was born out of an extramarital affair between a woman named Fanny and a grain merchant from Urbana, Ohio, or Illinois, one of the wealthiest men in the area at that time. [nb 27] Electric Ladyland was released on October 25, and by mid-November it had reached number one in the US, spending two weeks at the top spot. The Woodstock performance was highlighted by the renegade version of Star Spangled Banner, which brought the mud-soaked audience to a frenzy.  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