Seattle, Washington, United States
Place of Death
Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
Claim to Fame
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Purple Haze" (1967).
Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic, Album Rock, Acid Rock, Psychedelic Soul
Cathartic, Trippy, Confident, Passionate, Freewheeling, Fiery, Energetic, Searching, Bravado, Crunchy, Rebellious, Visceral, Manic, Provocative, Brash, Intense, Hedonistic, Swaggering, Volatile, Brooding, Angst-Ridden
Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Vocals
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 â€“ September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".
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His mother named him John Allen Hendrix and raised him alone while his father, Al Hendrix, was off fighting in World War II. When his mother became sick from alcoholism, Hendrix was sent to live with relatives in Berkeley, California. When his father returned from Europe in 1945 he took back Hendrix, divorced his wife, and renamed him James Marshall Hendrix. When Jimi was 13 his father taught him to play an acoustic guitar. In 1959 Jimi dropped out of high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army, but soon became disenchanted with military service. After he broke his ankle during a training parachute jump, he was honorably discharged. He then went to work as a sideman on the rhythm-and-blues circuit, honing his craft but making little or no money. Jimi got restless being a sideman and moved to New York City hoping to get a break in the music business. Through his friend Curtis Knight, Jimi discovered the music scene in Greenwich Village, which left indelible impressions on him.
Full Name at Birth
John Allen Hendrix
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Hair., Playing Guitar With His Teeth., Left-Handed Style Of Playing The Guitar.
Musician, Singer, And Songwriter.
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Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London
Black, White, Green, Blue, Orange, Red, Yellow, Brown
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Stash De Rola (Dandy and playboy)
www.nndb.com/people/885/000031792/, www.facebook.com/JimiHendrix, twitter.com/jimihendrix, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=471, www.jimihendrixmemorial.com/
James A. Garfield High School, Seattle, Washington, United States (Expelled In His Junior Year)
Cause of Death
Asphyxia Due To Aspiration Of Vomit Due To Barbiturate Intoxication
Music Genre (Text)
Psychedelic rock, Hard Rock, Blues, Rhythm And Blues
Track, Barclay, Polydor, Reprise, Capitol, McA, Sony/Legacy
Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Band of Gypsys
Music Genre (Text)
hard rock, blues, rhythm and blues
MCA, Sony, Legacy
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