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The History of Hey Joe


Over at Financial Times, writer Ian Gittins wrote an awesome history of the classic rock song “Hey Joe”. Made famous by Jimi Hendrix, “Hey Joe” was actually sung by a few bands prior to Jimi making it his own.

After Jimi, a few more bands tried to rock “Hey Joe”, but they paled in comparison to Jimi’s version.

Check out the history of “Hey Joe” here:

Hey Joe — a song with murky origins gave rise to one of the great cover versions