Shouting Thomas said...Context:
Now, that's something to think about:
The genius of the electric guitar was a patriot!
Jimi Hendrix: I don’t know, man. All I did was play it. I’m American, so I played it. I used to sing it in school. They made me sing it in school, so it was a flashback.
Dick Cavett: This man was in the 101st Airborne, so when you send your nasty letters in…The contextual caveat refers to Hendrix playing the national anthem at Woodstock. Lesser known was Hendrix's call to stand and sing the British anthem, "God Save The Queen," the following year at the Isle of Wight Music festival:
Of course, this all went to hell a scant seven years later.Hendrix to the British crowd: "In fact it'd sound better if you'd stand up, for your country, and your brother...and start singin'! And if you don't, fuck ya."
So look where Britain is now.