Hendrix wins Greatest Strat Song!
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.