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Kronos Quartet

Purple Haze

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  • 1986
  • 1967
  • 1984
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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 the US release of their 1967 album Are You Experienced and on subsequent re-releases of the album. “Purple Haze” has become one of the “archetypical psychedelic drug songs of the sixties” and is often cited as one of Jimi Hendrix’s greatest songs, and for many is his signature song. Reportedly, the song came into being after his manager 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... Read on...

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