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Who wrote the song titled hey joe?

Updated: 8/30/2023
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RonnieHollander

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12y ago

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jimi Hendrix was the original creator, but there are many other artist that that have remade the song in tribute to jimi Hendrix's short but amazing life!!

'Hey Joe' ("Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand..") is credited to William 'Billy' Roberts and was first recorded in 1965 by the Leaves and the Surfaris.

Another 'Hey Joe', a honky tonk song, was written by Boudleaux Bryant in 1953 and recorded by Carl Smith and also Kitty Wells.

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15y ago

No: While claimed by some to be a traditional song, or often erroneously attributed to the pen of American musician Dino Valente (who also went by the names Chester or Chet Powers, and Jesse Farrow), "Hey Joe" was registered for copyright in the US in 1962 by Billy Roberts.. Roberts is the author, and the song may have been written by him earlier. One source (singer Pat Craig), claims that Roberts assigned the rights to the song to his friend Valente while Valente was in jail, in order to give him some income upon release.

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13y ago

Frankie Lane (top forty/ pop version), and Carl Smith (country/western version),

both 1953.

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15y ago

Jimi Hendrix made it his own in 1966 but it had been performed a year earlier by L.A. garage band, The Leaves.

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Scottish folk singer Len Partridge

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Sugerland

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