“Time To Play B-Sides”- “The Wind Cries Mary”- Jimi Hendrix. “The Wind Cries Mary” a rock ballad written by Jimi Hendrix was the b-side to “Purple Haze.” Hendrix wrote the song after an argument with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. The song was recorded in January 1967 and was produced by Chas Chandler. It is one of Hendrix most remembered songs- Rolling Stone placed it as #379 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. A number of artists have covered the song- including— Pat Boone. “The Wind Cries Mary” wouldn’t appear on any of the three studio albums Hendrix released but first appeared on his Smash Hits album released in 1969.