Paul Stanley, the co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of KISS, has come up with a rare photo of Jimi Hendrix, who is known as arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music, and expressed his utmost admiration to him in a recent tweet.
One of the most sensible and exemplary musicians in the industry, Paul Stanley, has taken his Twitter account to pay tribute to the legendary singer and guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, after he gave an update on his healthy lifestyle. Paul also commented on the result of the presidential election of the US, remarking on the blissful joy everyone who voted for Biden felt.
Stanley has most recently posted a photo of Hendrix from the show he was at, on March 2, 1968. Describing him as pure genius, Paul admitted that every time he hears Hendrix’s iconic song, ‘All Along The Watchtower,’ he’s just blown away. The KISS star also mentioned that he was lucky enough to see Jimi twice early on.
As you might know, ‘All Along the Watchtower’ was originally written and recorded by Bob Dylan. The song initially appeared on his 1967 album, ‘John Wesley Harding,’ and it has been included on most of Dylan’s subsequent greatest hits compilations.
Covered by numerous artists in various genres, ‘All Along the Watchtower’ is strongly identified with the interpretation Jimi Hendrix recorded for the album ‘Electric Ladyland‘ with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
The Hendrix version, released six months after Dylan’s original recording, became a top 20 single in 1968, received a Grammy Hall of Fame award in 2001, and was ranked 47th in Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘500 Greatest Songs of All Time’ in 2004.
Here’s what Paul Stanley said in his recent tweet:
“I’m sitting here listening to Jimi Hendrix doing ‘All Along The Watchtower.’ Pure genius. Every time I hear it I’m just blown away.
I was lucky enough to see him twice early on. Here’s a photo from a show I was at. Hunter College March 2nd, 1968.”
You can see the tweet and listen to the Jimi Hendrix version of ‘All Along The Watchtower’ below.
I’m sitting here listening to Jimi Hendrix doing All Along The Watchtower. Pure genius. Every time I hear it I’m just blown away. I was lucky enough to see him TWICE early on. Here’s a photo from a show I was at. Hunter College March 2nd, 1968. pic.twitter.com/bOTtT2oM15
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) November 11, 2020