File:Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival, June 18, 1967.jpg

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Description The image shows Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival, June 18, 1967.
Author or
copyright owner
The author is Ed Caraeff; the copyright holder is Getty Images.
Source (WP:NFCC#4) San Franscico Art Exchange, screencap, cropped and reduced.
Date of publication 1967
Use in article (WP:NFCC#7) Jimi Hendrix
Purpose of use in article (WP:NFCC#8) To support encyclopedic discussion of this work in this article. The illustration is specifically needed to support the following point(s):
  • Author Michael Heatley wrote: "The iconic image by Ed Caraeff of Hendrix summoning the flames higher with his fingers will forever conjure up memories of Monterey for those who were there and the majority of us who weren't." (Heatley, Michael (2009). Jimi Hendrix Gear: The Guitars, Amps & Effects that Revolutionized Rock 'n' Roll. Voyageur Press. ISBN 978-0-7603-3639-7, page 80)
  • Rolling Stone's Alex Vadukul commented: "When Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival he created one of rock's most perfect moments. Standing in the front row of that concert was a 17-year-old boy named Ed Caraeff. Caraeff had never seen Hendrix before nor heard his music, but he had a camera with him and there was one shot left in his roll of film. As Hendrix lit his guitar, Caraeff took a final photo. It would become one of the most famous images in rock and roll." (Vadukul, Alex, "Who Shot Rock and Roll" Celebrates the Photographers Behind the Iconic Images. Rolling Stone. date November 13, 2009)
  • Caraeff stood on a chair next to the edge of the stage while taking a series of four monochrome pictures of Hendrix burning his guitar. Caraeff was close enough to the fire that he had to use his camera as a shield to protect his face from the heat. Rolling Stone later colorized the image, matching it with other pictures taken at the festival before using the shot for a 1987 magazine cover. According to author Gail Buckland, the fourth and final frame of "Hendrix kneeling in front of his burning guitar, hands raised, is one of the most famous images in rock." (Buckland, Gail (2009). Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History, 1955-Present. Knopf. pp. 62–63. ISBN 978-0307270160.)
  • Author and musicologist Keith Shadwick wrote: "Hendrix was dressed in clothes as exotic as any on display elsewhere ... He was not only something utterly new musically, but an entirely original vision of what a black American entertainer should and could look like." (Shadwick, Keith (2003). Jimi Hendrix: Musician. Backbeat Books. ISBN 978-0-87930-764-6, page 115)
  • Author and Hendrix historian John McDermott wrote: "He left the Monterey audience stunned and in disbelief at what they'd just heard and seen." (McDermott, John (December 2011). "Jimi Hendrix's 100 Greatest Performances". Guitar World 32 (12), page 62)
  • Author and historian Matthew C. Whitaker wrote: "Hendrix's burning of his guitar became an iconic image in rock history and brought him national attention." (Whitaker Matthew C. (2011). Icons of Black America: Breaking Barriers and Crossing Boundaries. Greenwood. ISBN 978-0313376429, page 382)
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Fair use for Jimi Hendrix[edit]

Though this image is subject to copyright, its use is covered by the U.S. fair use laws, and the stricter requirements of Wikipedia's non-free content policies, because:

  1. It is a historically significant photo of a famous individual. According to author and musicologist David Moskowitz: "The image of Jimi kneeling over his burning guitar at Monterey became one of the most iconic pictures of the era." (Moskowitz, David (2010). The Words and Music of Jimi Hendrix. Praeger. ISBN 978-0-313-37592-7, page 22) Author Keith Shadwick wrote: "Hendrix was dressed in clothes as exotic as any on display elsewhere ... He was not only something utterly new musically, but an entirely original vision of what a black American entertainer should and could look like." Author and historian Matthew C. Whitaker wrote: "Hendrix's burning of his guitar became an iconic image in rock history and brought him national attention." (Whitaker Matthew C. (2011). Icons of Black America: Breaking Barriers and Crossing Boundaries. Greenwood. ISBN 978-0313376429, page 382)
  2. It is of much lower resolution than the original. Copies made from it will be of very inferior quality.
  3. The photo is only being used for informational purposes.
  4. Its inclusion in the article adds significantly to the article because the photo and its historical significance are the object of discussion in the article.

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