Jimi Hendrix was very probably the greatest solo rock artist of all time. More than Dylan, Bowie, Prince or any of his guitar contemporaries such as Eric Clapton, he was the supreme physical and musical emblem of rock music. If anyone personified the genre in its purest, most potent and inflammatory form, it was Hendrix. Although he was an immense guitarist, Hendrix also connected with audiences as a performer and a songwriter. Songs like "Voodoo Chile" and "Third Stone From The Sun" were the brilliant products of a dazed yet expanded consciousness, full of casual epithets which illuminated the era; "May you never hear surf music again.." "...'Scuse me while I kiss the sky..." "Gonna raise my freak flag high...". In The Stories Behind Every Song music journalist and author and David Stubbs provides the definitive companion to Hendrix's recorded output, from the early years, including "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze" through to his unfinished final album First Rays Of The New Rising Sun.