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Jimi Hendrix

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MARC SHARRAT/REX (16987j)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Jimi Hendrix at the Marquee Club, London
Various - 1967

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MARC SHARRAT/REX (16987j) The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Jimi Hendrix at the Marquee Club, London Various - 1967

MARC SHARRAT/REX

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MARC SHARRAT/REX (16987j) The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Jimi Hendrix at the Marquee Club, London Various - 1967

MARC SHARRAT/REX

MARC SHARRAT/REX

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MARC SHARRAT/REX (16987j) The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Jimi Hendrix at the Marquee Club, London Various - 1967

Joel Pena, Staff Writer

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James Marshall Hendrix, known as Jimi Hendrix, was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter before passing away at just 28 years old on September 18, 1970 in Kensington, London. Jimi Hendrix was praised as “the most gifted instrumentalist of all time” by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The rock legend has posthumously earned multiple Hall of Fame Grammy Awards, including the Recording Academy’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Jimi Hendrix was one of many celebrities to enlist into the Army before the fame. While in the army, he had written a letter to his father after two weeks of being stationed in the 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, stating how

“There’s nothing but physical training and harassment here for two weeks.”

Also, in his next letter home, Hendrix, who had left his guitar and girlfriend behind in Seattle, begged for his father to send him his guitar. He went on to state “I really need it now”. His obsession with his guitar led to taunting and harassment by his peers. They had even hid it from him until he begged for its return. Hendrix played at Woodstock, which was a music festival in the United States in 1969 and attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Jimi Hendrix was an influential being and contributed to the Rock & Roll society with his guitar artistry.

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