Jimi Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower


I know you are not supposed to say other performers did Bob Dylan’s songs better than Dylan but it’s true 99 per cent of the time.

This was recorded in November 1967 and released the next month on the album John Wesley Harding.

This is the Hendrix version, recorded for the October 1968 album Electric Ladyland and released as a single a month earlier. Dylan gave it a glowing review in the Melody Maker. It reached No 40 in America and No 5 in Britain.

Hendrix rarely performed the song live but an exception was at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, on August 31. He died less than three weeks later on September 18.


One Reply to “Jimi Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower”

  1. Another example is Jerry Garcia’s version of Positively 4th St.

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