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JIMI HENDRIX

(1942 ~ 1970)

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One of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history, Jimi Hendrix is praised as a legend by many people. He achieved his worldwide fame at the 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, and the famous 1969 concert at Woodstock. He was a master pioneer of blues, creating a new style called "earth", a fusion of blues, jazz and funk, with his awesome improvisation skills. His death on September 18, 1970 shocked the worl; his fans mourning for the great guitarist. His fame lasted even after his death, such as being inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. He was No.1 on the Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003. His gravesite and memorial is located in Greenwood Memorial Park, Renton, Washington.

Associated Acts:

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Gypsy Sun and Rainbows
  • Band of Gypsys

Famous Songs:

  • Purple Haze
  • Voodoo Child
  • All Along the Watchtower

Notable Instruments:

  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Gibson Flying V
  • 12-String Zemaitis acoustic - did not own one, but used it during a concert

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