Australian singles charts:
Purple Haze entered the Kent charts on 27 May 1967 and peaked at #53.
Record label of Australian release:
Live performance of Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix at the Atlanta Pop Festival in 1970
Hendrix claimed this was inspired by a dream where he was walking under the sea. In the dream, he said a purple haze surrounded him, engulfed him and got him lost. It was a traumatic experience, but in his dream his faith in Jesus saved him.
Part of the lyrics were formed from some of Jimi’s free verse ramblings that he jotted down from time to time.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/jimi-hendrix/purple-haze
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