Jimi Hendrix

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix Full Name: Jimi Hendrix [James Marshall Hendrix]


Profession: Rock Guitarist
Why Famous: Influential electric rock guitarist, Hendrix moved to England in 1966 and formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience releasing tracks 'Hey Joe' and Purple Haze'. His performance at the Monterey Pop Festival established him in the US and he is especially known for playing at Woodstock where he played the 'Star Spangled Banner'.

Born: November 27, 1942
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

Died: September 18, 1970 (aged 27)
Cause of Death: Drug overdose

Historical Events in the Life of Jimi Hendrix

  • 1960-02-20 Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.
  • 1966-10-12 Jimi Hendrix Experience forms with Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell
  • 1966-10-25 Jimi Hendrix Experience play their first UK gig as a private showcase at The Scotch of St. James in London
  • 1966-12-16 Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK
  • 1966-12-26 Jimi Hendrix writes "Purple Haze" backstage at the Upper Cut Club
  • 1967-02-03 "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix
  • 1967-03-31 1st time Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar (London)
  • 1967-05-12 "Are You Experienced" debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience is released
  • 1968-03-15 LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world"
  • 1969-01-29 Jimi Hendrix & Pete Townshend wage a battle of guitars
  • 1969-06-20 150,000 attend Newport '69, Jimi Hendrix gets $120,000 to appear
  • 1969-08-18 Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act
  • 1970-07-01 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

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