Jimmi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Full named as [James Marshall Hendrix] and his born-named Johnny Allen Hendrix was born at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle’s King County Hospita, Washington, United States of America. and Rest In Peace when he was 27 years old at September 18, 1970. Jimi Hendrix is ??the greatest guitarist of all time, He was also known as one of the greatest cultural figures of the Sixties, psychedelic voodoo child who spew clouds of distortion and smoke pot.

Offstage virtuoso guitar playing, song writing talent, his next-of-time attention to the production studio, and electricity, Hendrix is ??also an icon that transcends the music, no one else of his era afro wearing better. In the decades since Hendrix’s death, pop stars from Rick James and Prince to Lenny Kravitz and Erykah Badu has raised the look and style.

Jimmi Hendrix Named Story

Johnny Allen Hendrix was later renamed James Marshall by his father, James “Al” Hendrix. Young Jimmy (as he was referred to at the time) took an interest in music, drawing influence from virtually every major artist at the time, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Holly, and Robert Johnson. Entirely self-taught, Jimmy’s inability to read music made him concentrate even harder on the music he heard.

Jimmi Hendrix Musical Story

In 1961, Jimmy left home to enlist in the United States Army and in November 1962 earned the right to wear the “Screaming Eagles” patch for the paratroop division. While stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Jimmy formed The King Casuals with bassist Billy Cox. After being discharged due to an injury he received during a parachute jump, Jimmy began working as a session guitarist under the name Jimmy James. By the end of 1965, Jimmy had played with several marquee acts, including Ike and Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, the Isley Brothers, and Little Richard. Jimmy parted ways with Little Richard to form his own band, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, shedding the role of back-line guitarist for the spotlight of lead guitar.

Throughout the latter half of 1965, and into the first part of 1966, Jimmy played the rounds of smaller venues throughout Greenwich Village, catching up with Animals’ bassist Chas Chandler during a July performance at Caf‚ Wha? Chandler was impressed with Jimmy’s performance and returned again in September 1966 to sign Hendrix to an agreement that would have him move to London to form a new band.

Switching gears from bass player to manager, Chandler’s first task was to change Hendrix’s name to “Jimi.” Featuring drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding, the newly formed Jimi Hendrix Experience quickly became the talk of London in the fall of 1966.

The Experience’s first single, “Hey Joe,” spent ten weeks on the UK charts, topping out at spot No. 6 in early 1967. The debut single was quickly followed by the release of a full-length album Are You Experienced, a psychedelic musical compilation featuring anthems of a generation. Are You Experienced has remained one of the most popular rock albums of all time, featuring tracks like “Purple Haze,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “Foxey Lady,” “Fire,” and “Are You Experienced?”

Although Hendrix experienced overwhelming success in Britain, it wasn’t until he returned to America in June 1967 that he ignited the crowd at the Monterey International Pop Festival with his incendiary performance of “Wild Thing.” Literally overnight, The Jimi Hendrix Experience became one of most popular and highest grossing touring acts in the world.

Jimmi Hendrix followed Are You Experienced with Axis: Bold As Love. By 1968, Hendrix had taken greater control over the direction of his music; he spent considerable time working the consoles in the studio, with each turn of a knob or flick of the switch bringing clarity to his vision.

Jimmi Hendrix‘s studio craft and expertise with the guitar sound of both conventional and unconventional has been widely imitated. His songs have inspired several tribute albums, and have been recorded by a group of jazz (1989’s Hendrix Project), Kronos String Quartet, and avant-garde flutist Robert Dick. Hendrix’s musical vision has a profound effect on everyone from Miles Davis to Sly Stone and George Clinton to Prince and OutKast. Hendrix doing theater style – full of unmistakably sexual undulations and showman tricks such as playing guitar with his teeth and behind his back – it never quite had the equivalent.

Widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix’s innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form. Because Jimmi Hendrix was unable to read or write music, it is nothing short of remarkable that Jimmi Hendrix‘s meteoric rise in the music took place in just four short years. His musical language continues to influence a host of modern musicians, from George Clinton to Miles Davis, and Steve Vai to Jonny Lang.

Jimi Hendrix Bio

First Name


Middle Name


Last Name


Full Name

John Allen Hendrix

Other Names

Jimmy James
James Marshall Hendrix
Johnny Allen Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix


27 [age at death]

Date of Birth

27 November 1942


Seattle, Washington, USA

Date of Death

18 September 1970

Location of Death

Samarkand Hotel, 22 Lansdowne Crescent, London, England

Cause of Death

Disguised Execution [barbiturate overdose]




5′ 11″ [180 cm]

Eye Color


Hair Color


Star Sign









Singer, Guitarist

Claim to Fame

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Music Genre

Rock, Pop/Rock

Music Tags

R&B, Songwriter, Leader

Music Style

Blues-Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic, Album Rock, Acid Rock, Psychedelic Soul, R&B

Music Mood

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, Songwriter, Leader

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