Thanks to Steve Eubanks for unearthing this one.
Steve assisted Kris Tschetter with her book, Mr. Hogan, The Man I Knew, which I recently reviewed here. I noted that Hogan may have been one of the first to talk about the notion of a repeatable swing, and there are certainly plenty of repetitions on display here.
I’m not sure what Hogan, Stevie Ray Vaughn or Jimi Hendrix would think of the clip (Vaughn is covering Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child”). I’m not sure what they’d make of YouTube, either. But it is fun to see Hogan actually at work according to his famous phrase, “in the dirt.”
It’s also curious to note that in a few of the frames here of Hogan on the range, he’s puffing on a cigarette, plumes of smoke appearing a few times along with that famous follow-through. Maybe it was a drill–to see if he actually breathed-in on his takeaway?