Private Moments With Rock Icons Not Meant For The Screen

By | January 4, 2023

Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival, 1967.

Musical icons unleash their on-stage personas to the fullest extent for throngs of rabid fans. However, those same larger-than-life characters often act very differently behind the scenes. Whether it's quietly chumming it up with fellow celebrities or releasing their inner child remnants in zany ways, even musical legends act silly. Here are the behind the scenes moments of some of music’s biggest stars that you never believe could exist.

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Considered the greatest electric guitarist of all time by many, Hendrix laid his otherworldly creativity upon audiences that couldn’t believe their ears. The left handed guitar god thrived despite simply taking right handed guitars and rearranging the strings. We’re no experts but apparently that’s like playing golf holding the wrong end of the club. It still took Hendrix going over to the UK where his unique talents were first appreciated.

Albert King lighting a cigarette for Jim Morrison.

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Along with B.B. King and Freddie King, Albert King who is unrelated, were known as the “Kings of Blues.” Once nicknamed the "The Velvet Bulldozer," the giant baron of blues towers over Jim Morrison, the lead singer for The Doors. Morrison ranked among the most influential frontman in music history. Despite his tragic early passing, the legacy of The Door still endures. Along with Ray Manzarek, Morrison founded The Doors in Venice, California. Their number one single “Light My Fire” took them from obscurity to the top.