Originally Posted by demonrail666
To say that a band are influenced by other bands or musicians is one thing, and I'm sure that to a certain degree Lou Reed heard and considered what Hendrix was doing. But to say that the Velvet's wouldn't have existed without him is frankly absurd considering that a massive bulk of their influences came from elsewhere.
Hendrix was undoubtedy responsible for changing vast swathes of rock music, but not all of it.
that is very true, but since NOONE has changed ALL of it, and Jimi changed the most of any guitarist in HISTORY, then he is the greatest guitarist ever. (so far, of course)