Photo of the Week
Jimi Hendrix: A (Slight Return) of the Voodoo Child
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out to us this week:
James "Al" Hendrix with toddler son Jimi Hendrix in 1945. (Photo from Getty Images)
Hendrix’s signature songs – “Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – which was originally inspired by "Voodoo Chile," a lengthy blues-infused jam session, was recorded in 1968. Fellow rock guitarist Joe Satriani has said about the song, "It's just the greatest piece of electric guitar work ever recorded. In fact, the whole song could be considered the holy grail of guitar expression and technique. It is a beacon of humanity."