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Jimi Hendrix

Purple Haze

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“Purple Haze” is a song written in 1966 and recorded in 1967 by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and released as a single (Hendrix’s second) in both the United Kingdom and the United States. It appeared on their 1967 album Are You Experienced. “Purple Haze” has become one of the “archetypical psychedelic drug songs of the sixties”. Reportedly, the song came into being after the band’s producer Chas Chandler heard him playing the riff backstage and suggested that he write lyrics to go with it. There is some dispute about the lyrics: supposedly written in the dressing room of the Upper Cut Club on Boxing Day, 1966, Chandler claims that the lyrics were never cut in any way (though he admits that this was done on general principle with Hendrix’s lyrics), while Hendrix stated... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Help me ... Ooo, ahhh

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This song is listed #17 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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