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Jimi Hendrix is greatest guitarist

Jimi Hendrix captured at the Monterey Pop Festival, June 1967 by photographer Colin Beard.
Jimi Hendrix captured at the Monterey Pop Festival, June 1967 by photographer Colin Beard. Contributed

JIMI Hendrix has seen off competition from a string of Brits to top a new Greatest Guitarists poll.

The rock legend landed at No. 1 on the Rolling Stone list ahead of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Jeff Beck, who make up the top five.

Guitar greats like Pete Townshend, who comes in at No. 10 on the top 100 countdown, Tom Petty, Carlos Santana and Eddie Van Halen offer their tributes.

In an essay about Hendrix, The Who star Townshend writes: "I feel sad for people who have to judge Jimi Hendrix on the basis of recordings and film alone, because in the flesh he was so extraordinary ... He had a power that almost sobered you up if you were on an acid trip.

"He was shy and kind and sweet, and he was f***ed up and insecure ... There was also something quite sad about watching him ... Toward the end of his life, he seemed to be having fun, but maybe a little too much.

 

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