One of the greatest rock guitarists ever. Jimi Hendrix lived to only slightly less than 28 years, but for three of those years, 1967-1970, he was a huge star (first in England, then Europe, then his native country.)
Ever since, he has been recognized as a revolutionary figure in rock music. From the Monterey Pop Festival to Woodstock to Fillmore East, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, The Royal Albert Hall and The Isle of Wright, Hendrix was a singular and outrageous performer who continues to influence music and culture to this day.
From Wikipedia: "All Along the Watchtower" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. The song, which has been included on most of Dylan's greatest hits compilations, initially appeared on his 1967 album John Wesley Harding. Over the past 35 years, he has performed it in concert more than any of his other songs. Different versions appear on four of Dylan's live albums.
"Covered by numerous artists in various genres, "All Along the Watchtower" is strongly identified with the interpretation Jimi Hendrix recorded for Electric Ladyland with the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
"The Hendrix version, released six months after Dylan's original recording, became a Top 20 single in 1968 and was ranked 47th in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."