"Purple Haze" is a song written in 1966 by Jimi Hendrix and recorded in 1967, released as the second single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in both the United Kingdom and the United States. It later appeared on the American version of the band's 1967 album Are You Experienced. "Purple Haze" has become one of the "archetypical psychedelic drug songs of the sixties".[4] "Purple Haze" has been identified as possibly the first heavy metal hit and Hendrix's virtuosic techniques would be emulated by many metal guitarists.
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