Tuesday (November 27) marks 70 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock’n’roll forever. For the past few weeks, CBS Local has discussed the man’s impact with musicians who came after him, his peers, and even one of his main inspirations. Everyone felt his influence, whether it was on their guitar playing, or their singing. Some even found a new direction for their life thanks to Jimi.
Hendrix At 70: “It Sounds Like Something Not Of This World” – Vernon Reid and Jack Bruce of Spectrum Road
It’s a given that Jimi’s music has influenced every generation who followed him; but he also influenced everyone playing rock music when he first hit the scene. Spectrum Road is a supergroup that features Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, who grew up listening to Jimi, and Jack Bruce, whose band Cream was already popular by the time Hendrix debuted.
Vernon guested on Jack’s 1990 solo album, A Question Of Time, and they’ve worked together on and off in the years since. But the opportunity to be in a band with Jack Bruce was a dream come true for Reid, a lifelong fan of Cream who grew up listening to classic rock radio.
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