Purple Haze (1967/Live At Monterey Pop Festival)
Label: Legacy Recordings
Jimi Hendrix was already a star in England, but it was this incendiary festival performance from 1967 that made him go supernova in his native America. Besides experiencing Hendrix's amazing guitar abilities, the Monterey throngs were wowed by a performance that combined the feral intensity of the Who with the showmanship of Otis Redding (who blew away every artist playing the festival, including Jimi). This is the Hendrix concert document that belongs in every music fan's collection.