This song has been recorded many times over. The most famous of these is probably the one that gave Jimi Hendrix his first hit but I also know it from Loveâs eponymous first LP. [See also Friday On My Mind 3, Alone Again Or. Btw I noticed on checking that the original video I featured there has been withdrawn so I have updated it.]
Jarvis Cocker has been playing various versions of Hey Joe on his BBC 6 Music Sunday Service programme (4â6 pm) roughly every month. The one he played last Sunday (New Yearâs Day) surprised me as the performing artists Kasenetz Katz Singing Orchestral Circus are probably more widely known for the âbubblegumâ hit Quick Joey Small. I had certainly not paid them more attention than that. Their Hey Joe is much better than I would have thought.