Remebering Jimi Hendrix: Nov. 24 1942 – Sep. 18 1970
Jimi Hendrix, a guitar legend who inspired generations a guitarists to come, was just one of several musicians who died way too early not having the possibility to live to his fullest potential before he died at the age of 27, joyning the infamous ‘Club 27’ of musicians who all died at the age of 27. A group holding artist like: Jim Morrison, Ron ‘Pigpen’ McKernan (The Greatfull Dead), Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) and several others.
“Jimi Hendrix, perhaps the most innovative guitarist to ever visit our planet, died on Sept. 18, 1970, leaving behind an unimaginable legacy and body of work considering his short time with us.
Born John Allen Hendrix on Nov. 24, 1942, the man we came to know as Jimi learned his way around the guitar at a young age. First shown the glories of the six-string by his father (who renamed him James Marshall Hendrix), he very quickly realized that he had found his calling. After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, Hendrix became an in-demand touring and studio player, working with established acts like Isley Brothers and Little Richard.
In 1966, Animals bassist Chas Chandler caught a Hendrix performance in New York City and convinced him to head over the England. In relatively short order, the guitarist recorded a version of the folk classic “Hey Joe,” and history began to make itself made.”
If you are a true Hendrix fan, and probably way over the age of 40, you know a thing or two about Jimi, but if you feel you need a little music education here is a very good documentary about Jimi Hendrix.
Jimi Hendrix – The Last 24 Hours: