Today in Music History: Jimi Hendrix

On this date forty-four years ago, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire for the first time at the Finnsbury Park Astoria in north London.  He was billed below the Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, and Engelbert Humperdinck (!) and this got him some desired attention.  He doesn't set his guitar on fire in this clip, but he is performing Fire:

 

 

 

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