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Australian singles charts:
Hey Joe entered the Kent charts on 25 March 1967 and peaked at #34.
The song is on Are You Experienced which entered the Kent album charts on 9 September 1967 and peaked at #2.
BONUS TRACK BELOW – Stone Free
Hey Joe was written by a singer named Billy Roberts, who was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early ’60s. The song is structured as a conversation between two men, with “Joe” explaining to the other that he caught his woman cheating and plans to kill her. They talk again, and Joe explains that he did indeed shoot her, and is headed to Mexico.
The slow version that inspired Hendrix to record this came from a folk singer named Tim Rose. This is the song that started it all for Hendrix.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/jimi-hendrix/hey-joe
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The B-side of Hey Joe was Stone Free
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