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Hendrix @ Woodstock

How did Hendrix manage to keep the crowds entertained for two whole hours? The rock star started his act off with a rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” national anthem. That was until it took a slightly more political turn, as he provided a voice for the many young people who opposed what was going on in the world of current affairs.

Crowds were shocked as Hendrix started to slow down the anthem’s rhythm until the lyrics were entirely altered to form his very own protest against America. By translating the lyrics of the song to their literal meaning, Hendrix tried to highlight the bitter truth behind the American military. Today, this gig stands as one of the most defining moments of the Sixties.

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