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Tribute to H.G.Wells

If anybody mentions Science-Fiction to me I get very excited, so I thought I would pay tribute to English author, Herbert George “H. G.” Wells who was born 21st September 1866 in Bromley, Kent. He is best known for his work in the science fiction genre but also wrote contemporary novels about, history, politics and social commentary, as well as textbooks and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as “The Father of Science Fiction”.

His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau his earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also  from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views.

His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of “Journalist.” Most of his later novels were not science fiction. Some described lower-middle class life (Kipps; The History of Mr Polly), leading him to be touted as a worthy successor to Charles Dickens, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in Tono-Bungay (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole.

Wells also wrote abundantly about the “New Woman” and the Suffragettes.A defining incident of young Wells’s life was an accident in 1874 that left him bedridden with a broken leg. To pass the time he started reading books from the local library, brought to him by his father. He soon became devoted to the other worlds and lives to which books gave him access; they also stimulated his desire to write.

Later that year he entered Thomas Morley’s Commercial Academy, until 1880. From 1880 to 1883, Wells had an unhappy apprenticeship as a draper at the Southsea Drapery Emporium, Hyde’s, this later inspired his novels The Wheels of Chance and Kipps, which portray the life of a draper’s apprentice as well as providing a critique of society’s distribution of wealth.

In October 1879 Wells joined the National School at Wookey in Somerset as a pupil-teacher, a senior pupil who acted as a teacher of younger children. After a short apprenticeship at a chemist in nearby Midhurst, and an even shorter stay as a boarder at Midhurst Grammar School, an opportunity was offered by Midhurst Grammar School again to become a pupil-teacher; his proficiency in Latin and science during his previous, short stay had been remembered aand enabled him to continue his self-education in earnest.

The following year, Wells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science (later the Royal College of Science in South Kensington, now part of Imperial College London) in London, studying biology under Thomas Henry Huxley (Who was an English biologist (anatomist), known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his advocacy of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution) where He soon entered the Debating Society of the school. These years mark the beginning of his interest in a possible reformation of society.

At first approaching the subject through The Republic by Plato, he soon turned to contemporary ideas of socialism as expressed by the recently formed Fabian Society and free lectures delivered at Kelmscott House, the home of William Morris. He was also among the founders of The Science School Journal, a school magazine which allowed him to express his views on literature and society, as well as trying his hand at fiction: the first version of his novel The Time Machine was published in the journal under the title, The Chronic Argonauts.

After teaching for some time, Wells found it necessary to supplement his knowledge relating to educational principles and methodology and entered the College of Preceptors (College of Teachers). He later received his Licentiate and Fellowship FCP diplomas from the College. It was not until 1890 that Wells earned a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of London External Programme, In 1889–90 he managed to find a post as a teacher at Henley House School where he taught A. A. Milne.

Wells’s first non-fiction bestseller was Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought and Some of his early novels, invented a number of themes now classic in science fiction in such works as The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, When the Sleeper Wakes, and The First Men in the Moon. He also wrote realistic novels that received critical acclaim, including Kipps and a satire on Edwardian advertising, Tono-Bungay.

Wells also wrote dozens of short stories and novellas, the best known of which is “The Country of the Blind” (1904). His short story “The New Accelerator” was also the inspiration for the Star Trek episode Wink of an Eye. Wells also wrote non-fiction including, The Outline of History, A Short History of the World, The Science of Life and The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind.

 Wells also wrote a number of Utopian novels including A Modern Utopia,  which usually begin with the  rushing to catastrophe, until people realise a better way of living, such as abandoning war (In the Days of the Comet) or having a world council of scientists taking over, as in The Shape of Things to Come, which was later adapted for the 1936 Alexander Korda film, Things to Come. Men Like Gods is also a utopian novel. Wells also contemplated the ideas of nature versus nurture and questions humanity in books such as The Island of Doctor Moreau, In which an unfortunate chap finds himself trapped on an island of animals being vivisected unsuccessfully into human beings, and after eventually escaping he finds himself unable to shake off the perceptions that his fellow humans as barely civilised beasts, slowly reverting to their animal natures.

In 1936, Wells called for the compilation of a constantly growing and changing World Encyclopaedia, to be reviewed by outstanding authorities and made accessible to every human being. In 1938, he published a collection of essays on the future organisation of knowledge and education, World Brain, including the essay, “The Idea of a Permanent World Encyclopaedia”.

Seeking a more structured way to play war games, Wells also wrote Floor Games followed by Little Wars which is recognised today as the first recreational wargame and Wells is regarded by gamers and hobbyists as “the Father of Miniature War Gaming”. His most consistent political ideal was the World State, which he considered inevitable.

He envisioned the state to be a planned society that would advance science, end nationalism, and allow people to progress by merit rather than birth, Wells also believed in the theory of eugenics and Some contemporary supporters even suggested connections between the degenerate man-creatures portrayed in The Time Machine and Wells’s eugenic beliefs. Wells also brought his interest in Art Design and politics together when he and other notables signed a memorandum to the Permanent Secretaries of the Board of Trade, which led to the foundation of the Design and Industries Association.

In his last book Mind at the End of its Tether he considered the idea that humanity being replaced by another species might not be a bad idea. He also came to call the era “The Age of Frustration”.

During his final years he began to be particularly outspoken in his criticism of the Catholic Church, he was also a diabetic, and in 1934 co-founded what is now Diabetes UK, the leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK. On 28 October 1940 Wells was interviewed by Orson Welles, who two years previously had performed an infamous radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds, on KTSA radio in San Antonio, Texas.

In the interview, Wells admitted his surprise at the widespread panic that resulted from the broadcast, but acknowledged his debt to Welles for increasing sales of one of his “more obscure” titles. Wells sadly passed away on 13 August 1946 of unspecified causes at his home in London, aged 79. In his preface to the 1941 edition of The War in the Air, Wells had stated that his epitaph should be: “I told you so.

You damned fools”. He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium on 16 August 1946, his ashes scattered at sea. A commemorative blue plaque in his honour was installed at his home in Regent’s Park.

Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala 2012

This years Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala takes place September 21st 22nd 23rd 2012, Visiting Locomotives in steam this year include:

The sole surviving Ex-LNWR Coal Tank 0-6-2 No.7799 – Built in the late 19th century to a design by Chief Engineer, Francis W. Webb. Courtesy of Bahamas Locomotive Society and Owned by the National Trust.

The sole surviving Ex-LSWR T9 4-4-0 No. 30120 – Built in 1899 to a Dugald Drummond design. The class were nicknamed ‘Greyhounds’ on account of the speed they could achieve. Courtesy of the National Railway Museum Bodmin Wenford Railway

Ex – SR ‘Battle of Britain’ 4-6-2 No. 34053 ‘Sir Keith Park’ – Withdrawn from service by British Railways in 1965. This is “Sir Keith’s” first season of operation since restoration. Courtesy of Southern Locomotives Ltd

Richard Maunsell Designed Ex – SR Class U 2-6-0 No. 31806 – From an original K class ‘River’ tank locomotive (A806 River Torridge), the loco was rebuilt in 1928 to a U class 2-6-0 Mogul. The term U-Boat was due to their ‘go anywhere’ ability.

This will be the first Southern Mogul to appear on the Severn Valley Railway. Three other examples have been preserved on two heritage railways in the south of England. Courtesy of the Mid Hants Railway.

The home fleet includes

Ex – GWR/BR Class 1500 0-6-0 Pannier Tank No. 1501 – which recently returned to service following overhaul at the Severn Valley Railway works at Bridgnorth, in a brand new lined black livery.

GWR 51xx Class 2-6-2 Large Prairie Tank no 5164

GWR Small 2-6-2 Prairie Tank no 4566

BR Sandard class 4 no 43106 (A.K.A The Flying Pig)

GWR 78xx Manor Class No 7812 Erlestoke Manor

LMS Stanier Mogul 2-6-0 no 42968

GWR class 28xx 2-8-0 No 2857 which also recently returned to service following overhaul at the Severn Valley Railway works at Bridgnorth

Other attractions include a Railway Book Publishers Fair at The Engine House featuring Ian Allan, Haynes Publishing, Kingfisher Books, Pen Sword Publishers Silver Link Publishing, Bachmann Model Railways: sales stand at Kidderminster and a’Real Ale’ beer tent at Bewdley. During the event a Special timetable will also be operating, which includes all-night operation and Goods Demonstrations. In addition the The Severn Valley Railway Engine House visitor and education centre will also be open at Highley.

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien was Published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim. Although Tolkien himself never expected his stories to become so popular, but by sheer accident a book called “The Hobbit” which he had written for his own children, came to the attention of the London publishing firm George Allen Unwin, who persuaded him to submit it for publication, and it went on to attract adult readers as well as children, and became popular enough for the publishers to ask Tolkien to produce a sequel.

The Hobbit is Set in a time “Between the Dawn of Færie and the Dominion of Men”, and follows the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins who joins the Wizard Gandalf and a company of thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Okenshield on a dangerous journey to the Lonely Mountain, to reclaim the kingdom of Erabor and the many treasures which have been stolen by the dragon Smaug. Along the way they encounter many hazards including Cave Trolls, Giant Spiders, Hordes of Orcs and Imprisonment by the Elves of Mirkwood Forest, as if that wasn’t enough something decidedly dodgy is also stirring in the Fortress of Dol Gulder, to the South-East of Mirkwood. The story reaches its climax during the Battle of Five Armies, where The men of Dale, The Elves of Mirkwood, The Dwarves of Erabor, Hordes of Orcs and the Eagles all try to reclaim the treasure stolen by Smaug.

There is also a forthcoming film adaptation of The Hobbit, which Director Peter Jackson’s has decided to turn into a trilogy. This stars Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Sir Ian Mckellen as Gandalf, Sylvester McCoy as Radagast, Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield, Hugo Weaving as Elrond, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel and Barry Humphies as The Goblin King (I can just imagine him dressed like Dame Edna and looking like the Transgender Gremlin in Gremlins Two ). They have managed this by including some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings and Unfinished Tales, in order to tell more of the tale of Bilbo Baggins, theDwarves of Erebor, the rise of the  Necromancer and the Battle of Dol Guldur.

However Some are worried that while The Lord of the Rings which consisted of three parts totalling 1,008 pages could be adapted into three separate films, The Hobbit, on the other hand, is only 310 pages long and may require rewriting and the addition of new scenes and characters in order to stretch it over three films. Personally I Think it’s a great idea I’m also hoping that Howard Shore does the Movie Theme Music, and they use Alan Lee’s Concept art as well. The first film in the trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ will be released December 14, 2012, with the second film on December 13, 2013, and the third film will be released summer 2014.

Tribute to Ferry Porsche

Austrian technical automobile designer and automaker-entrepreneur Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche was born 19 September 1909, mainly known as Ferry Porsche. His father, Ferdinand Porsche, Sr. was also a renowned automobile engineer and founder of Volkswagen and Porsche. His nephew, Dr.

Ferdinand Piëch, was chairman of Volkswagen from 1993 to 1998, and his son, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, was involved in the design of the 911.

Ferdinand Porsche Sr was chief designer at Austro-Daimler in Austria. His designs were focused on compact street cars and race cars. Austro-Daimler was so strongly tied to the local royalty that the Austrian double-headed eagle became the trademark of the company.

Ferry Porsche learned to drive when he was only 10 years old. At age 12 he drove a real race car, the Austro-Daimler Sascha, which had just won its class at Targa Florio, Sicily, in 1922 and also attended school at Wiener Neustadt and Stuttgart, concentrating on mathematics. In 1923, the family moved to Stuttgart, due to senior Ferdinand Porsche’s unrest about the squandering financial destiny of Austro-Daimler.

He joined the Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft at Stuttgart-Untertürkheim (where the design department from the whole company was concentrated). Soon, he achieved the position of technical director. Meanwhile, Ferry Porsche received consent from the company to stay at the plant together with his father because of his increasing interest in design issues.

Ferdinand Porsche senior enjoyed success particularly with his racing cars. His personal preference for designing compact cars differed to Daimler-Benz, who were in favor of more luxurious models. So he left and worked temporarily as the technical director of Steyr AG in Austria and then decided to open a consulting office of automobile design, in Stuttgart  which had become a  important part of Germany’s automobile industry  and was therefor an ideal location for the new Porsche design company and soon Porsche GmbH was founded. Despite Germany’s financial crisis during the 1930′s Porsche managed to obtained contracts from important German automotive firms, such as Wanderer, Auto Union, Zwickau, Zündapp and Some of these projects had historical impact, such as the mid-engine Auto Union Silver Arrow race cars, which were designed by Porsche.

During the 1930′s German racing cars were promoted. Daimler-Benz constructed a racing car In 1933 Ferry Porsche also constructed a rival Porsche race cars, which had a 4.5 litre V-16 engine and an aluminum framework.In 1934, Auto Union was created, and the senior Porsche became the chief designer and they too designed racing cars. Both racing teams, Daimler-Benz and Auto Union soon became bitter rival on the Race Track during the 1930′s.

 In 1938, when his father moved to the new Volkswagen plant at Wolfsburg, Ferry became deputy manager of the Stuttgart bureau and relocated the design departments to Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Ferdinand Porsche’s old yearning had been to create a small compact affordable car for the German family. So Work began at Stuttgart and the car became known as the Kdf-Wagen or Volkswagen (people’s car).

During World War II Porsche seemed to develop a relatively “amicable” relationship with Adolf Hitler and Even though the relationship seemed mutual, in reality it was one-sided and The Porsche family was, in fact, somewhat pacifist and did not agree with Nazi ideals and may have even assisted Jewish employee to escape Germany, including Adolf Rosenberger, without whose financial backing Porsche GmbH would not have existed.

After World War II both Porsche’s father and son as well as Anton Piëch were arrested as war criminals and a bail of 500,000 francs was officially asked for each of the Porsche’s. It could be afforded only for Ferry Porsche who moved then to Austria, in July 1946. His father was taken instead to a harsh medieval prison at Dijon, upon release he attempted to return to Stuttgart but he was barred by the forces of occupation.

In consequence, in July 1946, he brought all the structure of the company to Gmünd/Carinthia, Austria obtained two contracts for automobile design. One was for the construction of racecars for the Cisitalia racing team. The other was for the design of their own car, which later became known as the Porsche 356. Ferry Porsche started producing Grand Prix racing cars again.

The new model was called the Porsche 360 Cisitalia, and It had a supercharged mid-mounted engine displacing 1.5 liters and four-wheel drive.

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Ferdinand Porsche also designed the Porsche 356, based on the compact Volkswagen. The 356 had an air-cooled, rear-mounted, 4-cylinder engine producing 35 hp (Wow! Modern Porsche’s develop 10 times that ammount) despite the car’s compact size, it proved very popular and by 1965 had sold nearly 78,000 units, which was helped by Ferdinand Porsche’s mottos to produce automobiles which had to be reliable and of high-quality sports cars, of a high utilitarian value.

Porsche ‘s most recognized involvement in car races began at 24 Hours of Le Mans, on June 1951, when an improved version of the 356 debuted on this track and won in its category. On successive years, Porsche ‘s winning contribution to Le Mans is regarded as fundamental for the own existence of the circuit. Later, in 1959, Porsche won for first time an event of the World Sportscar Championship, at Targa Florio, while a Porsche 917 would achieve the first Le Mans win finally in 1970.

At the demand of Porsche’s fans, the company began planning a successor to the 356. The project was originally called Porsche 901 and The first units were manufactured in 1962. However, Peugeot pushed legally for a change of the name, due to its registered trademark on automobile names with a zero amid two numbers.

The model was renamed Porsche 911. Over time, it has evolved, but still kept the general shape and architecture since the beginning with a rear mounted high performance engine. It has sold about 600,000 units.

After his father’s death in 1951 Ferry became general manager, the chairman of the board of management and In 1972, he decided to transform the Porsche Companyinto a public concern. In 1989, Ferdinand Porsche stepped down from the chairmanship and became honorary chairman of the supervisory board and remained in that position until his death In 1998 and Ferdinand Alexander Porsche took his  place as general manager. when Ferdinand Porsche retired definitively from the activity, returning to his cherished Austrian farm at Zell am See. one of his last visited events was the launching of a new model, the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

It was based on the old 356, with a water-cooled engine of 6-cylinders and 300 hp.He also assisted in the celebration of the 30 years of the Porsche 911 which took place at Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg. Ferdinand Porsche sadly passed away 74 days short of the 50th anniversary of the company, at the age of 88, on 27 March 1998, at the farm in Zell am See, Austria. He was buried there at the Schüttgut church.

Goodwood Revival 2012

This year The Goodwood Revival took place from September 14th-16th 2012 and among the many attractions was a mouthwatering display to celebrate 50 years of the Ferrari GTO (Gran Turismo Omologata), which was Originally commissioned by Enzo Ferrari and produced by Ferrari from 1962 to 1964 for homologation into the FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category in order to conquer Jaguar’s E-type on the race track. Since then it has gone on to become one of the world’s most famous, not to mention valuable, cars.

  15 of the 39 cars built were gathered at Goodwood, and also completed a series of daily parade laps.Among the cars were chassis 3387, which finished second at Sebring in 1962 and chassis number 4399, which won the TT in 1963 driven by Graham Hill. When new, the GTO commanded an $18,000 purchase price in the United States, and buyers had to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari and his dealer for North America, Luigi Chinetti.36 cars were made in the years ’62/’63.

 In 1964 ‘Series II’ was introduced, which had a slightly different look. Three such cars were made, and four older ‘Series I’ were given a ‘Series II’ body. It brought the total of GTOs produced to 39.

In 2004, Sports Car International placed the 250 GTO eighth on a list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s, and nominated it the top sports car of all time. Similarly, Motor Trend Classic placed the 250 GTO first on a list of the “Greatest Ferraris of all time.

The original Bluebird K3 Land Speed Record hydroplane powerboat also made its Goodwood debut at the Revival. Commissioned in 1937 by Sir Malcolm Campbell to rival the Americans’ efforts in the fight for the world water speed record, the Rolls-Royce aero-engined monster set three world water speed records, first on Lake Maggiore in September 1937, then later twice raising her own record – the fastest speed being 130.91mph in 1938.It was displayed by the entrance to the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation Concours, and the hydroplane’s flame-spitting V12 engine thundered into life several times a day.

The Silver Arrows racing cars from the Thirties were also on show at this years Goodwood Revival. They still rate as some of the most elegant and devilishly fast racing cars ever produced. During the event the rival Mercedes and Auto Union cars were reunited on the track for the the first time since 1939 ,and keen historic car collector and racer Nick Mason, who is best known as the drummer for rock icons Pink Floyd, was invited to drive one of the Auto Unions, and said of them, that even today, their performance engineering, and power is impressive.

This year Goodwood Revival also celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Anglo-American AC Cobra, which marks 50 years since its launch and is still a machine to be reckoned with, Thirty AC Cobras took part in the Celebration race at the Goodwood Revival. These days, The V8-engined monsters are worth serious money, but that doesn’t stop their owners and drivers from getting competitive. But while Cobras have a fearsome reputation, they can be enjoyed at lower speeds,You don’t have to go too fast in them to get a thrill, it’s a very well balanced car, that’s another thing, with the big American V8″.

Some of the finest aircraft were also on show in a concours d’élégance in the skies, including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Avro Lancaster, Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane, the “stringbag” Swordfish biplanes, the Supermarine Seafire, The Fairey Swordfish, Hawker Sea Fury T.20, the only airworthy example of the English Electric Canberra, which was introduced to the RAF in 1951 and wasn’t retired from active service until 2006, the majestic Consolidated Catalina flying boat and Douglas Skyraider, a Yakovlev Yak-11 trainer aircraft, a Republic P47 Thunderbolt and two North American P51 Mustangs.

Motorcycles once again played a big role in the the Goodwood Revival, and the headline two-wheel event was the Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, which featured bikes from the Fifties, including machines from MV Agusta, Matchless, Norton, BSA, Gilera, Velocette, Vincent and BMW.As well as famous marques. Ridden by a number of renowned riders, including Twice World Superbike champion Troy Corser, as well as Wayne Gardner, Jeremy McWilliams, Stan Woods, Rex Butcher, Cameron Donald, James Haydon, Charlie Williams, Nick Jefferies, Mike Edwards, Scott Smart (Sheene’s nephew), Glen Richards, Michael Rutter, Andrew Pitt and Howie Mainwaring. There was also a scrambling event which was designed to evoke the spirit of the halcyon days in the Sixties and into the Seventies, when it was one of the most popular sports on television and live races on the BBC’s Grandstand enthralled millions.

There was also a fantastic display of cars carrying the beautiful red and gold colours of Alan Mann Racing, which included examples of Ford Mustang, Falcon, Galaxie, GT40, F3L, Escort, Cortina and a Ford Prefect which was driven by Alan Mann’s son Henry. Other famous faces  included  Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart Rowan Atkinson, Ewan McGregor ,  Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, American race legend Dan Gurney, commentator Martin Brundle, Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner, British Touring Car driver Matt Neal, Motor Racing Legend John Surtees, as well as Derek Bell, Jochen Mass and Rauno Aaltonen (who was driving a Standard 10 in the St Mary’s Trophy).

Move over Rover – Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Considered to be the greatest guitarist in popular music, The late great James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) sadly passed away on this day 18th September 1970. Born November 27, at Seattle’s King County Hospital, in 1942, He is Widely hailed by music fans and critics alike as the greatest electric guitarist of all time, and remains the most influential rock guitarist and songwriter in recording history. He was influenced by blues artists such as B.B.

King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King and Elmore James, rhythm, blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield and Steve Cropper, and the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

Hendrix was mostly self-taught on the guitar. He was ambidextrous but chose to play the guitar upside-down and re-strung for playing left-handed, which suggests that he was more comfortable left-handed. As a guitarist, he built upon the innovations of blues stylists such as B.B.

King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, and Muddy Waters, as well as those of rhythm and blues and soul music guitarists such as Curtis Mayfield. Hendrix’s music was also influenced by jazz; he often cited Rahsaan Roland Kirk as his favourite musician.

In addition, Hendrix extended the tradition of rock guitar; although previous guitarists, such as The Kinks’ Dave Davies, Jeff Beck, and The Who’s Pete Townshend, had employed techniques such as feedback, distortion and other effects as sonic tools,Hendrix was able to exploit them to a previously undreamed-of extent, and made them an integral part of his own private, unique genre, which he called “Red”. The Hendrix sound combined high volume and high power, feedback manipulation, and a range of cutting-edge guitar effects, especially the UniVibe-Octavia combination, which can be heard to full effect on the Band of Gypsys’ live version of “Machine Gun”. He was also known for his trick playing, which included playing with only his right (fretting) hand, using his teeth or playing behind his back, although he soon grew tired of audience demands to perform these tricks.

As a record producer, Hendrix was an innovator in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. Hendrix was notably one of the first to experiment with stereo effects during the recording process. Hendrix was also an accomplished songwriter whose compositions have been performed by countless artists.

At Woodstock, Larry Lee was a member of Hendrix’ Band of Gypsys, and also played a Gibson Les Paul Studio model and sung with Hendrix as well.

During his lifetime Hendrix won many of the most prestigious rock music awards, and has been posthumously awarded many more, including being inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. An English Heritage blue plaque was erected in his name on his former residence at Brook Street, London, in September 1997. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (at 6627 Hollywood Blvd.) was dedicated in 1994.

In 2006, his debut US album, Are You Experienced, was inducted into the United States National Recording Registry, and in 2003 Rolling Stone Magazine named Hendrix the top guitarist on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time.

Tribute to Dee Dee Ramone

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