Feeling the song "Crosstown Traffic" was missing something, Jimi Hendrix invented a makeshift kazoo with tissue paper and a comb and used it to create one of the catchiest seven-note sequences in rock history.

Feeling the song "Crosstown Traffic" was missing something, Jimi Hendrix invented a makeshift kazoo with tissue paper and a comb and used it to create one of the catchiest seven-note sequences in rock history.

Hendrix was innovative and fearless in music and life, qualities that made him a legend while cutting his days short. He would have celebrated 68 years of 90-mph living Saturday. This posthumous birthday party features a playlist of live Hendrix covers, from a set featuring three electric guitars to a one-man ukulele performance.

"He had a way of telling thousands of stories in a single guitar solo through a Fender Strat and amplifiers turned all the way up," said Theo Perry, one of several Hendrix fans putting on the show. Perry also plays lead guitar for The Floorwalkers. "This is one way of keeping him and his music alive."