One of the most iconic pictures in the history of Rock and Roll was taken 51 yea…
Written by megarock on June 19, 2018
One of the most iconic pictures in the history of Rock and Roll was taken 51 years ago tonight when Jimi Hendrix lit his guitar on fire on stage at Monterey. Jimi followed The Who that night. The Who, who were pretty much unknown at the time, finished their set by destroying their equipment. This was how Hendrix responded.
Prior to the Monterey Festival, Hendrix was aware of The Who’s knack for ending their set in a very dramatic fashion. And The Who knew the power that Hendrix would deliver and probably smash his guitar. They flipped a coin to see which act would go on first. The Who won and got to blow up their stuff first.
Any of you there that night? We wish we were.