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On what would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 80th birthday, I bring you a list of his loves and hates. This was originally published in August of 1967 in Jackie, a best-selling British magazine for teenage girls that ran from 1964 to 1993. When this list was printed, Hendrix was 24 years old.
Loves and Hates of JIMI HENDRIX
Reading science fiction • Mountains • Day-dreaming • Bob Dylan’s voice and songs • Chocolate milk shakes • Colours blue, black, red and purple • Groups like the Beatles and the Cream • Hair • Getting out in the country • Strawberry shortcake • Seeing movies starring Paul Newman and Natalie Wood • Spaghetti • Blues music • Fruit juice • Flowery shirts • Playing discs on my hi-fi • Freak out • Travelling in comfort • Beautiful, sleek American cars • California, where the weather is really fantastic • Guitar playing of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Vic Briggs • British scene • Playing what I like and pleasing other people at the same time • Song-writing • Painting landscapes.
People who try to put a tag on you • Making plans • TV. It’s a drag • The Monkees • Mashed potatoes • English foods • “In” clubs • Staying in one place too long • Marmalade • Having my hair cut • Cold sheets • Pale colours • Seeing good musicians go to waste • Feeling bored • Not having the most fantastic voice in the world • Cramped cars • Travelling rough • Sharing my sleeping quarters with cockroaches or fleas • Narrow-mindedness • Prejudice • Feeling overtired.
Interesting that the monkees got on the lists as a hate... Not surprised... But maybe called out for the Jackie audience?
Huge Hendrix fan, love these lists.