Today would have been Jimi Hendrix's 70th birthday...but like so many of his contemporaries he cut his life short at the young age of 27 by using LSD...amphetamines...alcohol...sleeping pills, etc.
With the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, assassinations, and psychedelic drugs as his background music...he was arguably (though not a great role model) one of the greatest electric guitar players ever. He was one of many who used his music to question the world he lived in..."that's all I'm singing about...it's today's blues."
Here is a youtube of Jimi performing one of my favorites...
Hendrix interpretation of Bob Dylan's
All Along the Watchtower