Jimi Hendrix

Rock Musician
Hometown City of Seattle
Died Sep 18, 1970
Death Place Kensington
Other Names Hendrix, Jimi

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an American musician and singer-songwriter. Despite a limited mainstream exposure of four years, he is widely considered to have been the greatest electric guitarist in the history of popular music, and one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.… Read More

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Jimi Hendrix
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  • James Allen Hendrix
    James Allen Hendrix
    Father, d.2002
  • Lucille Jeter
    Lucille Jeter
    Mother, d.1958


  • Leon Hendrix Leon Hendrix
    Brother, Age 68
  • Joseph Hendrix
    Joseph Hendrix
  • Pamela Hendrix
    Pamela Hendrix
  • Kathy Hendrix
    Kathy Hendrix

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In 1941, Al met Lucille Jeter (1925–1958) at a dance in Seattle; they married on March 31, 1942. … Read More
1946 3 Years Old In 1946, Johnny's parents changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix, in honor of Al and his late brother Leon Marshall. … Read More
1949 6 Years Old …  In addition to Leon, Hendrix had three younger siblings: Joseph, born in 1949, Kathy in 1950, and Pamela, 1951, all of whom Al and Lucille gave up to foster care and adoption. … Read More
1951 8 Years Old On December 17, 1951, when Hendrix was nine years old, his parents divorced; the court granted Al custody of him and Leon. … Read More


1957 14 Years Old In 1957, while helping his father with a side-job, Hendrix found a ukulele amongst the garbage that they were removing from an older woman's home. … Read More
By the age of thirty-three, Hendrix's mother Lucille had developed cirrhosis of the liver, and on February 2, 1958, she died when her spleen ruptured. … Read More
1961 18 Years Old 1 More Event
When given a choice between spending time in prison or joining the Army, he chose the latter and enlisted on May 31, 1961. … Read More
1962 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Hendrix completed his paratrooper training in just over eight months, and Major General C.W.G. Rich awarded him the prestigious Screaming Eagles patch on January 11, 1962. … Read More


1963 20 Years Old In September 1963, after Cox was discharged from the Army, he and Hendrix moved to Clarksville, Tennessee and formed a band called the King Kasuals. … Read More
In January 1964, feeling he had outgrown the circuit artistically and frustrated by having to follow the rules of bandleaders, Hendrix decided to venture out on his own. … Read More
During a stop in Los Angeles in February 1965, he recorded his first and only single with Richard, "I Don't Know What You Got (But It's Got Me)", written by Don Covay and released by Vee-Jay Records. … Read More
Hendrix earned his first composer credits for two instrumentals, "Hornets Nest" and "Knock Yourself Out", released as a Curtis Knight and the Squires single in 1966.
1967 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 31, 1967, while the Experience waited to perform at the London Astoria, Hendrix and Chandler discussed ways in which they could increase the band's media exposure. … Read More
1968 25 Years Old …  Redding, who had formed his own band in mid-1968, Fat Mattress, found it increasingly difficult to fulfill his commitments with the Experience, so Hendrix played many of the bass parts on Electric Ladyland. … Read More
In January 1969, after an absence of more than six months, Hendrix briefly moved back into his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham's Brook Street apartment, which was next door to the Handel House Museum in the West End of London. … Read More
…  Immortalized in the 1970 documentary film, Woodstock, his guitar-driven version would become part of the sixties Zeitgeist. … Read More
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