Readers' Poll: The Greatest Live Cover SongsYour picks include Jimi Hendrix's "Star-Spangled Banner" and Nirvana's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?"
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7. Jimi Hendrix - 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
By the time Jimi Hendrix took the stage at Woodstock, the place looked like an abandoned battlefield. He insisted on closing out the show, which wound up being 9:00 AM on the morning of Monday, August 18th, 1969. The vast majority of the 350,000 fans had gone home by this point, and they left behind a muddy, garbage-strewn mess. The die-hards who remained after the long, wet weekend gathered near the stage to watch Jimi Hendrix and the Gypsy Sun and Rainbows band play a pretty incredible set. Towards the end, he played "The Star-Spangled Banner," which had been a regular part of his show since 1968. Michael Wadleigh, director of the Woodstock movie, used it during the final moments of the film, making it one of the most iconic performances of Hendrix's career.