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This month saw the 70th birthday of the late Rory Gallagher, who quite possibly remains one of the greatest guitar players who ever lived, and who most of today’s generation probably never heard of. Born on March 2, 1948, the late Irishman’s down to earth appearance and aw-shucks (in the best way possible) demeanor and attitude almost masked a musical talent that literally and not arguably sometimes stood toe to toe with other heavyweights of the craft like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page, all of whom sang his praises and were in complete awe of his talents, like millions around the globe.
And yet, there still remains a kind of ambiguity and mystery about who the man was if one asks the John Q guitar playing public.
Taken by Force was the fifth Scorpions album. Issued in December of 1977, it would be their last album to feature lead guitar virtuoso Uli Jon Roth. The lyrics for the song “We’ll Burn the Sky” were adapted from a poem by Roth’s wife at the time Monica Dannemann. Dannemann had been the last girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix died in her London flat and the lyrics to “We’ll Burn the Sky” are a tribute to him. (Be sure to check out the dance performed by singer Klaus Meine during Roth’s blistering guitar solo in the video!)
This week saw the release of the first worldwide look at Outkast’s Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendix in All is By My Side, the biopic about the late guitar legend.
Now, a second clip has been released and you can watch it here below.
The 90-second clip sees Andre’s Hendrix in a time before he made it big and was still without management or a record contract. Sitting beside Imogen Poots‘s Linda Keith — a Vogue model credited as being a major influence on Hendrix and an integral part of his rise to stardom — the guitarist talks to Chas Chandler (Andrew Buckley), who wants to a manage him, about his music and how he wants people to respond to it.