Jimi Hendrix Biography

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the chitlin' circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers' backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. He then played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary". Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jimi Hendrix
Full Name:
James Marshall Hendrix
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Record producer, Guitarist, Artist, Music Producer, Entrepreneur, Military Officer, Composer
Ethnicity:
African American
Date of Birth:
November 27, 1942
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
September 18, 1970
Age at Death:
27
Cause of Death:
Drug overdose, Inhalation of vomit
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