Hen­drix wins Great­est Strat Song!

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Jimi Hen­drix continues to win ac­co­lades, even though he passed away more than 40 years ago. His hugely pop­u­lar track, Lit­tle Wing, from the equally leg­endary al­bum, Axis Bold As Love (1967), was re­cently named as Fen­der’s ‘Great­est Strat Song’, as voted by tens of thou­sands of Strat play­ers all over the world. Axis was the clear win­ner, beat­ing sec­ond placed Layla (Derek & The Domi­noes fea­tur­ing Eric Clap­ton) by more than 1000 votes.

Other con­tenders for the ti­tle in­cluded Dire Straits’ Sul­tans Of Swing, Buddy Holly’s That’ll Be The Day, The Shad­ows’ Apache, Owner Of A Lonely Heart by Yes, Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Bea­tles’ Nowhere Man, Pink Floyd’s Com­fort­ably Numb, Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Iron Maiden’s Run To The Hills, Eric John­son’s Cliffs Of Dover, The Beach Boy’s Surfin’ USA , and Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. So the Hen­drix song faced some se­ri­ous com­pe­ti­tion!

The Great­est Strat Song com­pe­ti­tion was held as part of Fen­der’s cel­e­bra­tions of the Strat’s 60th an­niver­sary this year. Visit www.fen­der.com/strat-mad­ness for fur­ther de­tails about each of the short­listed tunes.

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