Very few people have taken a classic Bob Dylan composition and made it better. Today when a person thinks of “ALL Along The Watchtower,” it is Jimi Hendrix who comes to mind, rather than Bob Dylan.
“All Along The Watchtower” is rarely thought of as a single, but it proved to be the highest charting one of his career. Released September 21, 1968, it rose to number 20.
The vocal and the guitar work are some of the best of his career. The passion of the performance is overwhelming.
Hendrix’ short career would produce many memorable performances but this one was above the rest.