Jimi Hendrix named greatest-ever guitarist
Nov 24, 2011, 9:47 GMT
Los Angeles - Rock magazine Rolling Stone on Wednesday named Jimi Hendrix the greatest guitarist of all time.
The legendary American axe-player topped four Britons who also came of age during rock's formative years in the 1960s: Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Jeff Beck.
The list was compiled by a panel of dozens of top guitarists selected by the magazine. Hendrix, who died from a drug overdose in 1970, eased effortless grace in his playing, said guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine.
'There's not one minute of his recorded career that feels like he's working hard at it,' Morello wrote. 'It feels like it's all flowing through him.'