We are pleased to announce that Colonel Possum (one of our Rising Stardom followers who looks surprisingly like jazz keyboardist, Joe Zawinul) has won the most correct answers by naming 13 out of 18 artists, in our recent "Music Heavyweights" photo post of Aug. 27th. Here are his correct answers in black (red = wrong, blue = corrected):
Miles Davis, Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Charley Mingus, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Lightin' Hopkins, Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington.
(you got me!) = Thelonius Monk
Keith Jarret(?) = Bill Evans
Muddy Waters(?) = Lead Belly
John Lee Hooker = Mississippi John Hurt
Howling Wolf = Muddy Waters
= Louis Armstrong
Rising Stardom will send the Colonel a "special prize" for winning our contest and we thank him for his participation!
Though there are many other highly skilled guitarist in today's world, none have yet to equal that unexplainable combination of qualities that made Jimi's style so unique. Nevertheless, guitarists both young and old, are still trying to emulate the genius of Jimi Hendrix. Fender guitars can thank Jimi for all their success (over the many years), selling the Fender Stratocaster guitar, which Jimi made world-famous and eternally popular! Through his special gift, Jimi left his mark and message on all mankind and world cultures. His message was all about "LOVE"! We will never forget Jimi or his extraordinary music!