Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Rock's most innovative and imitated guitarist.

Founded

November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington

Full Name

James Marshall Hendrix

Date of Birth

November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington

Still Alive

Date of Death

September 18, 1970 in London, England

Influenced By

Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Howling Wolf, Albert King

Later Influenced

Every rock guitarist to follow

Jimi Hendrix circa 1967
Jimi Hendrix circa 1967

About The artist

"In his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the vocabulary of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before or since. Hendrix was a master at coaxing all manner of unforeseen sonics from his instrument, often with innovative amplification experiments that produced astral-quality feedback and roaring distortion. His frequent hurricane blasts of noise and dazzling showmanship -- he could and would play behind his back and with his teeth and set his guitar on fire -- has sometimes obscured his considerable gifts as a songwriter, singer, and master of a gamut of blues, R&B, and rock styles."
Richie Unterberger, Allmusic.com

Did you know...

“I heard one of Muddy Waters’ old records when I was a little boy and it scared me to death, because I heard all of those sounds. Wow, what is that all about?”

Jimi Hendrix

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