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Jimi Hendrix played loud and free, Sergeant Pepper was real to me. ...
by Al Stewart

Jimi Hendrix played loud and free, Sergeant Pepper was real to me.
- Al Stewart

Louis Armstrong playing trumpet on the Judgment Day.
- Al Stewart

Nothing that's forced can ever be right,
if it doesn't come naturally, leave it.
- Al Stewart

The evening sings in a voice of amber,
the dawn is surely coming.
- Al Stewart

 

Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal,
he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.
- Al Stewart

You reach out your hand, but you're all alone,
in those time passages.
- Al Stewart

We measure our days out in steps of uncertainty not
turning to see how far we've come.
And peer down the highway from here to eternity and
reach out for love on the run.
- Al Stewart

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Whoever you pretend to be, you must face yourself eventually.
- Al Stewart

Look to the past and remember no empire rises that
sooner or later won't fall.
- Al Stewart

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

Music doesn't lie.
If there is something to be changed in this world,
then it can only happen through music.
- Jimi Hendrix

Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs.
That's the way it is.
I just tell it like it is.
- Dick Dale

I've always been the first to admit that Jimi was a
very big influence on my early stuff.
- Robin Trower

I was very influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix,
both of whom I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming friends with.
- Mick Taylor

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
- Jimi Hendrix

Music is my religion.
- Jimi Hendrix

Jimi was always at The Scene when he was in New York
and we played many times together.
He was just everywhere - he went out and jammed everywhere he was.
- Johnny Winter

Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists.
His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14.
Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid.
- Tina Weymouth

I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way.
He just decided to exit when he wanted to.
- Eric Burdon

Nobody could understand why a guy would love his guitar,
then all of a sudden turn around and try to destroy it.
Jimi was just different.
- Bobby Womack

I thought Jimi Hendrix...
was just phenomenal.
- Carl Wilson

The best thing I ever heard was in the '60s.
I heard Jimi Hendrix play 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow' after a rehearsal,
and it was brilliant.
- Roy Wood

I never really got to know Jimi as a person.
- Johnny Winter

Jimi...
He was the gov'nor and that's it.
He was brilliant, wasn't he?
- Ritchie Blackmore

I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody.
Jimi Hendrix is still one of my heroes.
- Robert Cray

When things get too heavy, just call me helium,
the lightest known gas to man.
- Jimi Hendrix

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar,
you'll hate the guitar.
But if you stick with it, you're gonna be rewarded.
- Jimi Hendrix

You have to forget about what other people say,
when you're supposed to die, or when you're supposed to be loving.
You have to forget about all these things.
- Jimi Hendrix

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields
back in the good old days.
A whole lot of things would've been straightened out.
- Jimi Hendrix

I also played with Jimi Hendrix.
Jimi would come down and sit in with Retaliation and we would have a ball.
He offered me the gig with him at 20 pounds a week,
which at that point, was like 60 bucks.
- Aynsley Dunbar

It's funny how most people love the dead,
once you're dead your made for life.
- Jimi Hendrix

It's funny the way most people love the dead.
Once you are dead, you are made for life.
- Jimi Hendrix

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will
be born completely naked.
- Jimi Hendrix

My goal is to be one with the music.
I just dedicate my whole life to this art.
- Jimi Hendrix

It all has to come from inside, though,
I guess.
- Jimi Hendrix

And um, when I came back to England I put a very complex soundtrack on it,
featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix,
right through to Neil Diamond, you know,
everybody that was kind of popular who was kind of popular at that time.
- Gerald Scarfe

When I die, I want people to play my music,
go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
- Jimi Hendrix

When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering
if they was gonna dig us,
then quite naturally I'd go on and try to get it together.
- Jimi Hendrix

Music is a safe kind of high.
- Jimi Hendrix

When we go to play, you flip around and flash around and everything,
and then they're not gonna see nothin' but what their eyes see.
Forget about their ears.
- Jimi Hendrix

You have to give people something to dream on.
- Jimi Hendrix

See, that's nothing but blues, that's all I'm singing about.
It's today's blues.
- Jimi Hendrix

Music makes me high on stage, and that's the truth.
It's like being almost addicted to music.
- Jimi Hendrix

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
- Jimi Hendrix

Imagination is the key to my lyrics.
The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
- Jimi Hendrix

Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
- Jimi Hendrix

My nature just changes.
- Jimi Hendrix

All I'm writing is just what I feel,
that's all.
I just keep it almost naked.
And probably the words are so bland.
- Jimi Hendrix

The reflection of the world is blues,
that's where that part of the music is at.
Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.
- Jimi Hendrix

You have to go on and be crazy.
Craziness is like heaven.
- Jimi Hendrix

When I die, just keep playing the records.
- Jimi Hendrix

When the power of love overcomes the love of power
the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix

I watched Janis one time - we opened for her -
and that's the only time I ever saw her.
We opened for Jimi Hendrix.
I got to stand on the side of the stage and watch him
for two hours and then he died.
But I got the essence before they left.
- Stevie Nicks

You don't have to be singing about love all the time
in order to give love to the people.
You don't have to keep flashing those words all the time.
- Jimi Hendrix

Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star.
I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker,
Jimi Hendrix...
I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.
- Jean-Michel Basquiat

I have this one little saying, when things get too
heavy just call me helium,
the lightest known gas to man.
- Jimi Hendrix

If it was up to me, there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment.
- Jimi Hendrix

I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die,
so let me live my life, the way I want to.
- Jimi Hendrix

Every city in the world always has a gang,
a street gang, or the so-called outcasts.
- Jimi Hendrix

I try to use my music to move these people to act.
- Jimi Hendrix

He saw us play a few times in fact.
I did this song called I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes,
and Jimi loved it.
He paid me a huge compliment when he told me that he
was thinking of doing something similar himself!
- Alvin Lee

I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.
- Jimi Hendrix

All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.
- Jimi Hendrix

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
- Jimi Hendrix

I am a leader.
Leaders always get heat.
They're always going against the grain.
Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat;
Miles Davis got heat.
Every great artist got heat.
Heat means you're doing something right.
- Ziggy Marley

The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice.
You sacrifice the things you love.
I love my guitar.
- Jimi Hendrix

Rock is so much fun.
That's what it's all about - filling up the chest cavities
and empty kneecaps and elbows.
- Jimi Hendrix

In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
- Jimi Hendrix

The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye,
the story of love is hello, goodbye.
- Jimi Hendrix

I used to live in a room full of mirrors;
all I could see was me.
I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors,
now the whole world is here for me to see.
- Jimi Hendrix

I was trying to do too many things at the same time,
which is my nature.
But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.
- Jimi Hendrix


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