Hendrix performs the blues masterpiece “Red House” at a 1969 gig in Stockholm,
Sweden. Astonishingly, Hendrix did not pick up a guitar until he was 15 years old. That means his life on the guitar from first note to its end was less than 12 years. His career as a top billed soloist lasted less than five years. Certainly no one who ever played in the rock genre could hold a candle to him. Hendrix studied Blues avidly and his heroes were B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, and Muddy Waters. His favorite musician? Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Miles Davis and John McLaughlin did studio session with him that have yet to be released.