James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was a legendary American musician, singer, and songwriter. Born on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington, he is known for his groundbreaking influence on rock music and his innovative guitar playing technique. His short but impactful career continues to inspire and influence musicians across generations.
|James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix)
|Date of Birth
|November 27, 1942
|Date of Death
|September 18, 1970
|Guitarist, Songwriter, Singer
Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix was born and raised in Seattle, where he absorbed the region’s distinct rockin’ R&B aesthetic of the “Louie Louie” era. He learned to play guitar and began imitating blues greats like Muddy Waters at a young age. Hendrix’s first major appearance in America was at the Monterey Pop Festival, where he ended an explosive set with “Wild Thing.” Despite his active career as a featured artist lasting only four years, he altered the course of popular music and became one of the most influential musicians in history.
|Al Hendrix was Jimi Hendrix’s father. He was of African American, Irish, and Cherokee ancestry.
|Lucille Jeter was Jimi Hendrix’s mother. She had Native American, slave, and white slave owner ancestry.
|Leon Hendrix was Jimi Hendrix’s brother. He was also involved in music and had a sibling rivalry with Jimi.
Height, Weight, And Other Body Measurements
|5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Wife/husband / Girlfriend/boyfriend
|Lithofayne Pridgon (“Faye”)
|Agneta Marianne Frieberg
Jimi Hendrix is not currently in a known relationship.
Career, Achievements And Controversies
Jimi Hendrix became famous for his revolutionary guitar techniques and innovative sound, which redefined the expressive potential and sonic palette of the electric guitar.
His mainstream career spanned only four years, during which time he became widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music. Some of his popular works include “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” and “The Wind Cries Mary.”
Jimi Hendrix received numerous awards and honors during his career, and posthumously, for his contributions to music and for revolutionizing the use of guitar effects. These include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
One of the controversies surrounding Jimi Hendrix was related to his race and how it impacted his legacy and reception within the music industry and the black community. Additionally, there have been disputes and legal battles over his estate and unreleased recordings following his death.
Jimi Hendrix was a legendary American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential musicians in the history of rock music.
Some of Jimi Hendrix’s most famous songs include “Purple Haze,” “Hey Joe,” “The Wind Cries Mary,” “All Along the Watchtower,” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return).”
Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington, United States.
Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar and had a profound impact on the development of rock music. His innovative approach to guitar playing and his high-energy performances continue to inspire musicians to this day.
Jimi Hendrix’s performance at the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969 is widely regarded as one of the most iconic and influential live performances in the history of rock music.
Jimi Hendrix tragically passed away on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27. The exact cause of his death was asphyxiation due to choking on vomit after consuming barbiturates.