Rock Chronology #150: The Star Spangled Banner


“The Star Spangled Banner”, Jimi Hendrix, 1969.

That’s it. The 60’s are over. Nothing left to do now but have Jimi Hendrix close us out with The Star Spangled Banner. This concludes our 60’s broadcast.

(Also, just giving a little heads up. I’m planning on continuing the Rock Chronology into the 70’s and beyond, but I’m going to take a little break before I continue.)

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5 Responses to Rock Chronology #150: The Star Spangled Banner

  1. Rose F says:

    Wow, are you really going through the entire history of rock music? Well, that’s kind of a dumb question. The series title answers it. But quite an undertaking!

  2. It’s not necessary to spell out what this amazing performance is about, enough has been said about it and we all know. But I imagine being around at the time, in 60’s America, it must have been even more powerful.

    • Heh, I guess I could have said more about this one, so here goes:

      Jimi Hendrix was the closing act for the Woodstock Music Festival. Because of that a lot of the crowd had gone home early and missed arguably the best performance at Woodstock. Luckily for everyone not present, his performance of the “Star Spangled Banner” is included on the Woodstock Soundtrack. (And it’s also on the 1970 Woodstock film and the 1994 Jimi Hendrix album of his Woodstock performance.) It’s a great performance, but most people missed actually seeing it live.

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