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Mixing it up with Hendrix

Many of the facts relating to Jimi Hendrix’s visit to Essaouira in July 1969 have become amusingly distorted through the passage of time. One such “legend” is that the half-submerged ruined watchtower of Bourj El Baroud – half buried by sand and half submerged by the tides – just south of Essaouria’s Oued Ksob, inspired the Hendrix song Castles Made of Sand.

The track was first released on the album Axis: Bold As Love, in 1967.


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