Jimi Hendrix Biography

Jimi Hendrix
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Birthday: November 27, 1942

Died At Age: 27

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Born Country: United States

Born in: Seattle, Washington, United States

Famous as: Singer & Musician

Quotes By Jimi Hendrix Died Young

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Eva Sundquist

father: James Allen Ross Hendrix

mother: Lucille Jeter

siblings: Joseph, Kathy, Leon, Pamela

children: James Daniel Sundquist

Died on: September 18, 1970

place of death: Kensington, London, England

Personality: ISFP

U.S. State: Washington, African-American From Washington

City: Seattle, Washington

Cause of Death: Drug Overdose

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education: Washington Junior High School

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Who was Jimi Hendrix?

Jimi Hendrix is considered as one of the greatest electric guitarists that the music world has ever witnessed. He composed music combining different genres of hard rock, jazz and blues into soulful unforgettable renditions. His style of music has been a source of inspiration for many budding musicians. He started his musical career by forming his first band The Jimmy Hendrix Experience where he played the guitar and also sang as the lead vocalist. His first single “Hey, Joe” took the world by storm. He made headlines after his iconic performance in 1969 in the Woodstock Festival and the Isle of Wight Festival in the 1970s. His second album was Axis: Bold as Love released in 1968 and his final album Electric Ladyland was also released in the same year. It featured the hit “All Along the Watchtower.” Soon after, the band split in 1969. His style of music was strongly influenced by blues artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Albert King, Elmore James and rhythm and blues guitarists Curtis Mayfield and Steve Cropper. His music was also inspired by the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. This lead guitarist expired at the age of 27 on 18th September, 1970.

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Awards

Grammy Awards
2000 Best Long Form Music Video Hendrix: Band of Gypsys (1999)
1992 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

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