Jimi Hendrix

American rock musician Jimi Hendrix

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.
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Fretting Over Foreign Laws - Investor's Business Daily
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It's true that, since those long-ago, legendary days of Jimi Hendrix and his mates, the ancient instrument — kitarah in Arabic, kithara in Greek — has been distorted beyond recognition. But are some zonked backwoodsmen now hooking them and poking
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Previously unissued Jimi Hendrix singles out now - MusicRadar.com
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Experience Hendrix LLC and Song Legacy Recordings are previewing the fourth wave of titles in the Jimi Hendrix catalog project with the release of two limited-edition Jimi Hendrix singles. Like A Rolling Stone and Spanish Castle Magic, both recorded in
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Jimi Hendrix LIVE: Previously Unreleased Performances CD Debut - Hollywood Today Newsmagazine
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Hollywood,CA(Hollywood Today)8/24/11/—Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings will preview the 4th wave of titles in the Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project with the release of two limited edition Jimi Hendrix singles exclusively available
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Coat worn by Jimi Hendrix on the night he died expected to fetch £25000 - Mirror.co.uk
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A FROCK coat worn by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix on the night he died is likely to sell for £25000 at auction. The star accidentally left the grey custom-made coat at a friend's house hours before he choked to death on his vomit in September 1970
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Seattle area's many Jimi Hendrix memorials - The Seattle Times
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While planning continues for Jimi Hendrix Park, a number of places around Seattle already pay tribute to the rock legend. The real memorial to Jimi is the music. Every CD of his, every IPOD with a music... (August 15, 2011, by no more Bozos) Read more
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The beautiful mind of the Aussie who beat Microsoft - Sydney Morning Herald
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Ric Richardson never emulated his early idol Jimi Hendrix ... but rock music's loss has been the computer industry's gain. Photo: Naz Mulla Inventor Ric Richardson is a no-bull, unassuming Aussie, but when Microsoft pinched his big idea, he took on the
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Katy Perry Dress, Jimi Hendrix Guitar Strap To Go Under The Hammer; More! - Post Chronicle
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by Staff A dress Katy Perry wore in her I Kissed A Girl music video and one of Jimi Hendrix's guitar straps are among the priceless music memorabilia set to go under the hammer. Hendrix lit part of the guitar strap on fire at California's Monterey Pop
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Hendrix Guitar Strap, Cobain Smashed Guitar on Auction Block - Gibson
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The guitar strap used by Jimi Hendrix when he set his guitar ablaze at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival is among many noteworthy items currently being offered by a New York City auction company. Beginning today (July 13) and extending through July 22, ... -
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Top 10 Stories of the Week in Music News - Gibson
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Meanwhile, OutKast's André 3000 is slated to play Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming film and Paul McCartney might be working on a Beatles “reunion” for the London Olympic games. Plus, guitar god Slash recorded a song for Phineas and Ferb
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Jimi Hendrix Biopic To Star OutKast Singer Andre 3000? - antiMUSIC.com
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(Gibson) OutKast singer Andre 3000 is set to play the lead role in a forthcoming biopic of Jimi Hendrix…maybe. In a profile piece for Esquire, British actress Hayley Atwell divulged the news as a "possibility." "Next up is possibly a Jimi Hendrix
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New Outkast record rumored; Andre 3000 still may portray Jimi Hendrix - Los Angeles Times (blog)
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In contrast to those rumors is this recent Esquire interview with "Captain America" star Haley Atwell, who claims that Andre is still on tap to play Jimi Hendrix in a forthcoming biopic. Maybe. As she claims: "Next up is possibly a Jimi Hendrix biopic ... - -
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  • 1970
    In 1970, he told Rolling Stone that he was a fan of western swing artist Bob Wills and while he lived in Nashville, the television show the Grand Ole Opry.
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    After Hendrix's body had been embalmed by Desmond Henley, it was flown to Seattle, Washington, on September 29, 1970.
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    Paramedics then transported Hendrix to St Mary Abbot's Hospital where Dr. John Bannister pronounced him dead at 12:45 p.m. on September 18, 1970.
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    Although the details of Hendrix's last day and death are widely disputed, he spent much of September 17, 1970, in London with Monika Dannemann, the only witness to his final hours.
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    When the European leg of the Cry of Love tour began, Hendrix was longing for his new studio and creative outlet, and was not eager to fulfill the commitment. On September 2, 1970, he abandoned a performance in Aarhus after three songs, stating: "I've been dead a long time".
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    Hendrix first used Electric Lady on June 15, 1970, when he jammed with Steve Winwood and Chris Wood of Traffic; the next day, he recorded his first track there, "Night Bird Flying".
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    During the first half of 1970, Hendrix sporadically worked on material for what would have been his next LP.
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    Soon after the abruptly ended Band of Gypsys performance and their subsequent dissolution, Jeffery made arrangements to reunite the original Experience line-up. Although Hendrix, Mitchell, and Redding were interviewed by Rolling Stone in February 1970 as a united group, Hendrix never intended to work with Redding.
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    Immortalized in the 1970 documentary film, Woodstock, his guitar-driven version would become part of the sixties Zeitgeist.
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  • 1969
    By 1969, Hendrix was the world's highest-paid rock musician.
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    Soon after Redding's departure, Hendrix began lodging at the eight-bedroom Ashokan House, in the hamlet of Boiceville near Woodstock in upstate New York, where he had spent some time vacationing in mid-1969.
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    In his diary, Redding documented the building frustration during early 1969 recording sessions: "On the first day, as I nearly expected, there was nothing doing...
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    By February 1969, Redding had grown weary of Hendrix's unpredictable work ethic and his creative control over the Experience's music.
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    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.
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  • 1967
    It was originally released as his fourth single in the UK in August 1967 and reached number 18 in the charts.
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    On June 4, 1967, Hendrix opened a show at the Saville Theatre in London with his rendition of Sgt.
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    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.
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  • 1966
    Thus, the Jimi Hendrix Experience performed their very first show on October 13, 1966, at the Novelty in Evreux.
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    In mid-October 1966, Chandler arranged an engagement for the Experience as Johnny Hallyday's supporting act during a brief tour of France.
    Impressed with Hendrix's version of the song, he brought him to London on September 24, 1966, and signed him to a management and production contract with himself and ex-Animals manager Michael Jeffery.
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    By May 1966, Hendrix was struggling to earn a living wage playing the R&B circuit, so he briefly rejoined Curtis Knight and the Squires for an engagement at one of New York City's most popular nightspots, the Cheetah Club.
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    Feeling restricted by his experiences as an R&B sideman, Hendrix moved to New York City's Greenwich Village in 1966, which had a vibrant and diverse music scene.
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    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.
  • 1965
    In October 1965, he and Knight recorded the single, "How Would You Feel" backed with "Welcome Home" and on October 15, Hendrix signed a three-year recording contract with entrepreneur Ed Chalpin.
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    In July 1965, on Nashville's Channel 5 Night Train, Hendrix made his first television appearance.
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    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.
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  • 1964
    Hendrix toured with the Isleys during much of 1964, but near the end of October, after growing tired of playing the same set every night, he left the band.
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    In March 1964, Hendrix recorded the two-part single "Testify" with the Isley Brothers.
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    In February 1964, Hendrix won first prize in the Apollo Theater amateur contest.
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    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.
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  • 1963
    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.
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  • 1962
    On June 29, 1962, Captain Gilbert Batchman granted Hendrix an honorable discharge on the basis of unsuitability.
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    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.
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  • 1961
    In November 1961, fellow serviceman Billy Cox walked past an army club and heard Hendrix playing guitar.
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    When given a choice between spending time in prison or joining the Army, he chose the latter and enlisted on May 31, 1961.
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  • 1958
    In 1958, Hendrix completed his studies at Washington Junior High School, though he did not graduate from Garfield High School.
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    In mid-1958, at age 15, Hendrix acquired his first acoustic guitar, for $5.
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    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.
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  • 1957
    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.
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  • 1951
    On December 17, 1951, when Hendrix was nine years old, his parents divorced; the court granted Al custody of him and Leon.
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  • 1949
    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.
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  • 1946
    In 1946, Johnny's parents changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix, in honor of Al and his late brother Leon Marshall.
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  • 1942
    Johnny Allen Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington; he was the first of Lucille's five children.
    In 1941, Al met Lucille Jeter (1925–1958) at a dance in Seattle; they married on March 31, 1942.
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