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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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  • Moonlight__Dawn

    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power then the world will know peace" ~Jimi Hendrix <3

    23 May 8:26am Reply
  • Pedroallesss

    Hey Joe!

    20 May 8:57pm Reply
  • luckystoned

    you can't use my name ...

    11 May 10:37pm Reply
  • funkyfuckinfuck

    hell yeah

    9 May 12:03am Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    "If I don't have anything to communicate through my music, then there is nothing for me to live for." [2]

    2 May 1:08pm Reply
  • shieeeeeeeee

    it's that goddamned motherfucking machine gun

    1 May 3:58pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Jimi Hendrix may have changed the face of rock 'n' roll forever, to me he changed the face of music in general. An incredible musician who departed from this planet way too early, we barely knew him. Rock on, Hendrix!

    30 Apr 3:35pm Reply
  • Bentwick09

    Is it too loud out there..., is it too loud? Oh noooo......

    26 Apr 2:53pm Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    >> Only a recommendation ...

    24 Apr 3:35pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Love it

    23 Apr 8:13pm Reply
  • PP667

    legend

    19 Apr 10:24am Reply
  • pem0910

    Porque The Jimi Hendrix Experience fue su grupo de 1966 a 1969 (hasta el concierto en Denver). De ahí en adelante, Hendrix editó todo su material como solista, aunque tuvo dos grupos, el de Woodstock, Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, y Band Of Gypsys. The Jimi Hendrix Experience de 1970 con Billy Cox en bajo nunca fue realmente The Experience, y se lo conoce como Hendrix/Mitchell/Cox trio, así que puede ser solo 'Jimi Hendrix'.

    13 Apr 12:27am Reply
  • Th3blu3

    Por que existe uma página pro Jimi Hendrix e outra pro The Jimi Hendrix Experience? Pô...

    12 Apr 11:30pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Cool Music

    9 Apr 7:53pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Amazing

    9 Apr 5:54pm Reply
  • Radioakhar

    Burning Desire Album ـ Trak Ezy Ryder,mlk Jam (Aka Captain Coconut)(23-01-1970)

    9 Apr 2:21pm Reply
  • juninhohyuuga

    first rays of the new rising sun QUEL ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 Apr 12:11am Reply
  • pem0910

    You can't use his name.

    24 Mar 3:16pm Reply
  • deadendskuddah

    damn ive been sleeping on this nigga

    21 Mar 3:47am Reply
  • littlewonderxyz

    the song " Foxy Lady" is actually called "Foxey Lady"

    17 Mar 11:23am Reply
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