Snapshot From The Rock Hall Library & Archives: “Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky!”

Jimi Hendrix’s Handwritten Lyrics for “Purple Haze”

You know the song. You own the LP, or the CD, or the digital version. But have you seen the handwritten lyrics? Last Thursday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives the GREAT MUSEUMS team took a collective gander at a wrinkled yellow page from Jimi Hendrix’s notebook. On that page was scrawled the lyrics to “Purple Haze.” Scratched out words, illegible scribbles – and underneath it all, a rock masterpiece.

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky…”

-Susan Spann, writer/producer

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