Hendrix Plays the National Anthem

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, we have Jimi Hendrix playing the U.S. national anthem. It’s not your usual anthem. Nope, this is the anthem played dissonantly in a new counter-culture style, the anthem turned into a blistering commentary on the Vietnam War. No doubt, conservatives and the silent majority didn’t like it. But, like it or not, it remains one of the memorable rock statements of the 60s. For more Hendrix at Woodstock, check out here, here, and here.

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