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(1942 – 1970)

James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; 27th November at Seattle’s King County Hospital, 1942 - 18th September 1970) was a U.S. guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

Hendrix was not very popular in the U.S.A. at the outset of his musical career, only later gaining recognition after taking a trip to England in 1966 with The Animals’ Chas Chandler, where he subsequently formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. While The Experience quickly became popular in England, they remained relatively unrecognised outside the country. It was not until their 1967 performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in the States that The Experience became, quite literally overnight, one of the most popular bands of the era.

Hendrix was mostly self-taught on the guitar. He was ambidextrous but chose to play the guitar upside-down and re-strung for playing left-handed, which suggests that he was more comfortable left-handed. As a guitarist, he built upon the innovations of blues stylists such as B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, and Muddy Waters, as well as those of rhythm and blues and soul music guitarists such as Curtis Mayfield. Hendrix’s music was also influenced by jazz; he often cited Rahsaan Roland Kirk as his favourite musician. In addition, Hendrix extended the tradition of rock guitar; although previous guitarists, such as The KinksDave Davies, Jeff Beck, and The Who’s Pete Townshend, had employed techniques such as feedback, distortion and other effects as sonic tools, Hendrix was able to exploit them to a previously undreamed-of extent, and made them an integral part of his own private, unique genre, which he called “Red”.

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  • Aristoxenous

    Hey Jimi

    10 Apr 10:27am Reply
  • MAXOPKA

    Джимми Дрочерс

    29 Mar 3:52pm Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    Jimi Hendrix was one of a kind ..... He worked with various Artists before he found his own sound ..... He worked with Little Richard who I'm sure encouraged him to be himself and ..... To play what he heard within his Soul as Music ..... I believe that he played with the Isley Brothers as a part of the band ...... Jimi had to be true to himself and the Music he heard ..... There are a few Artists who died during this Free Love and Purple Haze era .... I wished that they all had lived longer ..... But I'll see them when I get there ...... Excuse me while I kiss the sky - that definitely was an anthem song ......

    19 Mar 4:44am Reply
  • DarkElement

    There's this Jimi Hendrix song that sounds just like CCR's Green River, who knows what song i mean? Please reply/PM.

    10 Mar 11:18am Reply
  • trendynigga

    A love is nice if it's understood. It's even nicer when you're feelin' good. You got me flippin' like flag on a pole. Come on sugar! Let the good times roll!

    8 Mar 11:29pm Reply
  • EduSkynyrd

    uma pena até hendrix ter caído na mão dos posers a lá "guitar hero"

    8 Mar 6:16pm Reply
  • Peasant_93

    If you like Psychedelic Rock, you will LOVE this: http://8tracks.com/skurreal/psychedelic-gods-poseidon

    26 Feb 10:59pm Reply
  • narg666

    Does anyone know about movies Jimi Hendrix?

    20 Feb 10:15pm Reply
  • Radioakhar

    تا آخر عمر مدیون تو هستم . مرد بزرگ جیمی هندریکس

    20 Feb 12:04pm Reply
  • WS9167

    In my honest opinion.... songwriting-wise, Jimi wasn't great.

    14 Feb 3:58pm Reply
  • BJBooth

    You know....I've been listening to Hendrix since 1967 and still find every time I play any of his music that it is beyond timeless. There really is no way of describing his influence on my life, he got me to realize that rock meets blues and that there was actaully a god. Love live Jimi.

    12 Feb 10:39pm Reply
  • Radioakhar

    1983 ( A Merman I Should Turn To Be)

    12 Feb 6:26am Reply
  • longpoke

    totally underrated

    31 Jan 4:14am Reply
  • MegaBananka

    Check out please!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cItdELQZ3XI

    27 Jan 12:21pm Reply
  • willett25

    We packed "One Rainy Wish" into a playlist called California Dreamin', and it paves golden roads and a misty blue solitude leading to a perfect listening experience. Check it out here!-https://swilletted.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/playlist-potluck-week-6-joes-california-dreamin/

    25 Jan 8:46pm Reply
  • Hahnenkaempfer

    my friends dont like that buesl album. but i like it

    18 Jan 10:14pm Reply
  • Hahnenkaempfer

    so lame

    18 Jan 10:14pm Reply
  • Hahnenkaempfer

    I'D rather be high than

    18 Jan 10:14pm Reply
  • Hahnenkaempfer

    omg. so lame. fucktard.

    18 Jan 10:12pm Reply
  • Hahnenkaempfer

    new album!!

    18 Jan 10:12pm Reply
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