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biografi Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix Biography

byname of James Marshall Hendrix , originally John Allen Hendrix

( 1942 – 1970 )


Related Works

  • Albums
  • 1967 Are You Experienced?
  • 1967 Axis: Bold As Love
  • 1968 Electric Ladyland
  • 1970 Band Of Gypsys
  • 1971 Cry Of Love
  • 1971 Experience
  • 1971 Isle Of Wight
  • 1971 Rainbow Bridge
  • 1971 Hendrix In The West
  • 1972 More Experience
  • 1972 War Heroes
  • 1974 Loose Ends
  • 1975 Crash Landing
  • 1975 Midnight Lightnin'
  • 1980 Nine to The Universe
  • 1982 The Jimi Hendrix Concerts
  • 1986 Jimi Plays Monterey
  • 1987 Live At Winterland
  • 1988 Radio One
  • 1989 Live And Unreleased
  • 1997 First Rays Of The New Rising Sun
  • Compilations
  • 1968 Smash Hits
  • 1978 The Essential Jimi Hendrix
  • 1979 The Essential Jim Hendrix Volume 2
  • 1983 The Singles Album
  • 1984 Kiss The Sky
  • 1990 Cornerstones
  • 1993 Exp Over Sweden
  • 1994 Blues
  • 1995 Jimi In Denmark
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Jimi Hendrix
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Born Johnny Allen Hendrix (later changed to James Marshall) on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Learning to play guitar as a teenager, Hendrix grew up to become a rock guitar legend. He had a difficult childhood, sometimes living in the care of relatives and even acquaintances at times.
His mother, Lucille, was only 17 years old when Hendrix was born. She had a stormy relationship with his father, Al, and eventually left the family after the couple had two more children together, sons Leon and Joseph. Hendrix would only see his mother sporadically before her death in 1958.
In many ways, music became a sanctuary for Hendrix. He was a fan of blues music and taught himself to play guitar. At the age of 14, Hendrix saw Elvis Presley perform. He got his first electric guitar the following year and eventually played with two bands—the Rocking Kings and the Tomcats. In 1959, Hendrix dropped out of high school. He worked odd jobs while continuing to follow his musical aspirations.
Hendrix enlisted in the United States Army in 1961 and trained at Fort Ord in California to become a paratrooper. Even as a soldier, he found time for music, creating a band named The King Casuals. Hendrix served in the army until 1962 when he was discharged due to an injury.
After leaving the military, Hendrix pursued his music, working as a session musician and playing backup for such performers as Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and the Isley Brothers. He also formed a group of his own called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames, which played gigs around New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood.
In mid-1966, Hendrix met Chas Chandler, a former member of the Animals, a successful rock group, who became his manager. Chandler convinced Hendrix to go to London where he joined forces with musicians Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell to create The Jimi Hendrix Experience. While there, Hendrix built up quite a following among England's rock royalty. Members of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and Eric Clapton were all great admirers of Hendrix's work. One critic for the British music magazine Melody Maker said that he "had great stage presence" and looked at times as if he was playing "with no hands at all."
Released in 1967, the band's first single, "Hey Joe" was an instant smash in Britain, and was soon followed by other hits such as "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cried Mary." On tour to support his first album, Are You Experienced? (1967), Hendrix delighted audiences with his outrageous guitar-playing skills and his innovative, experimental sound. He won over American music fans with his stunning performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, which ended with Hendrix lighting his guitar on fire.
Quickly becoming a rock music superstar, Hendrix scored again with his second album, Axis: Bold as Love (1968). His final album as part of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland (1968), was released and featured the hit "All Along the Watchtower," which was written by Bob Dylan. The band continued to tour until it split up in 1969.

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