This has to be THE best live performance and probably the most famous, too. If you're expecting The Kings Of Leon, I apologise, but this is certainly a performance far more entertaining than those whinging bastards could ever muster.
The performance I have selected today is of Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967. Wild Thing was the last song to end Hendrix's magnificent set, which should be witnessed by everyone as an example of how to perform a live show.
The show was opened by The Who, as a result of a coinflip between them and Hendrix (as neither wanted to precede the other)and the Who had wanted to end their show in a fashion that would force no one to forget. Unfortunately, the band's antics were nothing compared to those of the wild cat of Seattle.
Hendrix's performance during Wild Thing saw him play his right handed, but strung left handed, Strat behind his back; with his elbows; between his legs; whilst making love to it (if you watch you'll understand) and of course, the ultimate symbolic image of Hendrix, setting the guitar alight and smashing it beyond recognition.
Hendrix's performance of Wild Thing was an audacious performance that shocked the music world and changed the way live shows were performed from then on. In my opinion, Jimi Hendrix was the greatest live performer of all time and deserves his status as the greatest guitarist of all time.