All Along The Watchtower
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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All along the watchtower
Princess kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants too

- written by Bob Dylan -

1968
20
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968
  • peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles chart in 1968
  • from the album Electric Ladyland (1968)
  • a cover version of the 1968 Bob Dylan song from Dylan's John Wesley Harding album
  • Dylan on Hendrix's version: "I liked Jimi Hendrix's record of this and ever since he died I've been doing it that way... Strange how when I sing it, I always feel it's a tribute to him in some kind of way."
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • ranks #47 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2010 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time
  • Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones played percussion on the track
  • the song ranked #5 on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos
  • written by Bob Dylan
  • produced by Jimi Hendrix
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