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#1
Jimi hendrix the king of the guitar for the short period in which he was famous is dead. But what would happen ifhe was still alive? Would he have sold out, got a signature strat, signature amp, effects and picks and then never play a show unless he was getting payed 6 figures? or would he have played himself to death? Would he have changed his iconic strats? and would he have changed his playing style over the years? what do you think?
#2
i recon he's be classed as mediocre and so many people that bum him nowadays would complain about his style being boring and crap, and out of tune
i dont feel this way but...blues elitists love the dead guys
#3
I think he wouldve at least got a signature strat, but i dont think he wouldve sold out and start being egotisitcal. I also think he wouldve kept his signature style, i also find it hard to believe he wouldnt have died sooner or later :/
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#5
welll he'd be about 60, and still rocking just as he is in heaven..
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i recon he's be classed as mediocre and so many people that bum him nowadays would complain about his style being boring and crap, and out of tune
i dont feel this way but...blues elitists love the dead guys


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#11
If he didn't die, we would have had HELP: Hendrix, Emerson, Lake & Palmer.


Just imagine. A progressive Jimi......
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or would he have played himself to death? ?



You could say he already did that once.


I think he would have been able to expand on his creativity a lot farther, I think he would be just as famous though.
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#13
He wouldn't be as iconic I'd imagine. He'd still play much like Bruce, the Stones, Clapton....maybe play during the super bowl halftime show, who knows?
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welll he'd be about 60, and still rocking just as he is in heaven..


you mean hell, as much bad **** he did i figure he wouldnt be in heaven.
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#15
what do you mean bad ****? he smoked weed yeah, but it wasn't like he was a murderer or a rapist?
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If he didn't die, we would have had HELP: Hendrix, Emerson, Lake & Palmer.


Just imagine. A progressive Jimi......
Or a Hendrix + Miles Davis album.
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#17
if jimi didn't die, then music would be a whole lot better than some of the crap we have now.
#18
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if jimi didn't die, then music would be a whole lot better than some of the crap we have now.

I really doubt it. There are still a number of guitar legends around, but that's not helping the music scene too much.
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what do you mean bad ****? he smoked weed yeah, but it wasn't like he was a murderer or a rapist?


well i dont mean just his drug use, i dont think weed is a bad thing either, he did do a lot more drugs than that though. he also got in trouble with the law and was kicked out of the military, among other things he did.
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#20
i think if jimi was alive that people would still worship him alot of players who like heavy metal and pyscho-delic playing sorta stuff jimi was ahead of his time thats why some people didnt like him i think hed be more popular now and the only reason hes a legend is becuz he died he'd be one of the worlds greatest guitarists but not a legend lol i love jimi !!!! lol
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#21
Its kinda sad that so many people have to criticize and **** all over Hendrix. He wasn't out to became the worlds most famous guitar player. He just wanted to play music. Same with Dimebag, Randy Rhoads etc. These guys would just laugh at all this "OMGZ hE ss Overatesd SUCKa DnoNkey Ballzz" bull****,
#24
I honestly did not expect this thread still to be open when I got home from work today.

(If the word order in that sentence seems funny, it's because I'm trying not to split infinitives)

If Hendrix were still alive, he'd probably be cruising the game show circuit. Maybe make an appearance on Jeopardy... probably have a B movie career with Bruce Campbell as directed by Sam Raimi. Have an on again/off again move career before settling into the grind of celebrity poker tours.
#26
i dont really think it would make a difference...

don't get me wrong, i love hendrix, but alot of people take how amazing he was a little too far. there were (and are) plenty of guitarists from the 60's who played with just as much soul and technique.

the music industry wouldn't be any different, and people's musical tastes would still have changed, regardless of one musician.

dont get me wrong, he would still have been just as famous as he is now - clapton beck and page and keith are still incredibly famous, and his name would be amongst them, the legends from the 60's.

he'd have people knocking his style, just as much as people knock guitarists that are around today.

and he'd have just as many diehard fans as he does now too.
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#27
He'd be a legend either way just like the Stones, Pink Floyd, The Sex Pistols, etc. If anything, his death made him become not as famous. Also, he'd be the man just like when he was young. People's beginnings never change. He was ****in' righteous, man.
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He'd be a legend either way just like the Stones, Pink Floyd, The Sex Pistols, etc. If anything, his death made him become not as famous. Also, he'd be the man just like when he was young. People's beginnings never change. He was ****in' righteous, man.

Actually, when a musician dies they usually become more popular, just look at what Brad's death did to Sublime (I'm not trying to be disrespectful, just stating what I think).
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#30
there'd be a loss of a marketing figure for target t-shirts. i do wish he would have been able to team up with miles tho, that would've been something to hear

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Actually, when a musician dies they usually become more popular, just look at what Brad's death did to Sublime (I'm not trying to be disrespectful, just stating what I think).


I'd actually blame sublime's popularity on good marketing and good songs being on that album. No one really knew about them before compared to all the new fans it brought in, no one really cared that brad died, so they went out and bought the new cd. At the time, most people didn't know who he was.
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#32
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well i dont mean just his drug use, i dont think weed is a bad thing either, he did do a lot more drugs than that though. he also got in trouble with the law and was kicked out of the military, among other things he did.



He actually faked being gay to get himself outta the military...and his law troubles were from drug troubles, but yes you are right he wasn't a perfect man.
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#36
He'd still be here..
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#37
What if John Bonham didn't die?
What if SRV didn't die?
What if Bon Scott didn't die? (AC/DC wouldn't be shit )
What if Brian Epstein didn't die?
What if Keith Moon didn't die?
What if Jim Morrison didn't die?
What if Brian Jones didn't die?

I can go all day (no I can't).
#38
^ you forgot Duane Allman, Toy Caldwell, Ronnie Van Zant, Sly Stone, Rory Gallagher, and John Lennon.
I agree that you could do this for so many people and it is kind of pointless.

I think that he would have been sucked into the world of jazz, and played with Miles Davis and the jazz elite. At the end of his career (Band of Gypsies, and First Rays) he was playing more funky and earthy music, rather than the experimental. I think he would have just gone farther and ended up playing with different jazz musicians, which would be amazing to hear.
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^ you forgot Duane Allman, Toy Caldwell, Ronnie Van Zant, Sly Stone, Rory Gallagher, and John Lennon.
I agree that you could do this for so many people and it is kind of pointless.

I think that he would have been sucked into the world of jazz, and played with Miles Davis and the jazz elite. At the end of his career (Band of Gypsies, and First Rays) he was playing more funky and earthy music, rather than the experimental. I think he would have just gone farther and ended up playing with different jazz musicians, which would be amazing to hear.



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#40
Um......Sly Stone is still alive
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