Birth: 1942-11-27 Death: 1970-09-18
"It's a bit heavy rock."
One of the greatest guitar players of all time, Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington and took up the guitar at 13. After leaving the army, Hendrix headed to New York and hooked up with the music scene in Greenwich Village in the mid 1960s. Jimi followed the Who onto the stage at the Monterey Pop Festival, famously smashing his guitar. His career took off with the release of the album Are You Experienced and his awesome, emotional performance of The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock, which became a counterculture anthem. Hendrix died from an allergic reaction to sleeping pills a…
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