Jimi Hendrix

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  • The Birth of Jimi Hendrix

    The Birth of Jimi Hendrix
    Jimi Hendrix was born as Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942 to parents Lucille and Al Hendrix in Seattle Washington ("Jimi Hendrix Biography"). ("Jimi Hendrix Baby Picture")
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    In 1966, Hendrix met and became good friends with Chas Chandler, a former member of the famous rock group The Animals. Chandler saw the talent in Hendrix and hooked him up with a drummer, Mitch Mitchell, and a bassist, Noel Redding. Together, they formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience ("Jimi Hendrix Biography"). (Thrasher)
  • "Are You Experienced?"

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their first album, "Are You Experienced?", in mid-1967. This album included the bands first single, "Hey Joe" (Edu9Franco) and other hit singles such as "Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cries Mary". On tour, Hendrix's revolutionary sounds and crazy on-stage performances were described by some as "robust as hellish," (Phillips) but they wowed crowds across the nation ("Jimi Hendrix Biography").
  • Monterey Pop Music Festival

    Monterey Pop Music Festival
    While being a hit in the UK, Hendrix wasn't as successful in the US until his performance at the the Monterey Pop Music Festival. It was here that he won over American audiences with his insane antics such as burning his guitar at the end of his performance. After the festival, Hendrix's popularity in the US began to grow rapidly ("Jimi Hendrix Biography"). (Marshall)
  • "Axis: Bold as Love"

    "Axis: Bold as Love"
    At the end of 1967 and beginning of 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience's second album was released, titled, "Axis: Bold as Love". This album became another classic with popular hits such as "Spanish Castle Magic" and "Castles Made of Sand" ("Jimi Hendrix Biography"). (Law)
  • "Electric Ladyland"

    "Electric Ladyland"
    After a small break, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released their last and possibly greatest album "Electric Ladyland" in October 1968. Some songs on the album include "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", "All Along the Watchtower", and "Crosstown Traffic". The group's third album solidified Jimi Hendrix as one of the greatest musicians of all time ("Jimi Hendrix Biography"). (Ferris)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience Break Up

    After about a year longer of being together for touring,The Jimi Hendrix Experience split up after the relationship between Hendrix and Redding grew worse, and Hendrix also believed his musical talents were stunted by the trio format ("Jimi Hendrix Biography").
  • Woodstock Music Festival

    In the most memorable performace of his career, Hendrix did a rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" (Chris Ayres) at the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. The song was a form a protest against the United States and the war in Vietnam. The festival was a symbol for peace and the anti-war movement, and Hendrix contributed to this greatly ("Jimi Hendrix Biography").
  • The Death of Jimi Hendrix

    At the age of 27, Hendrix tragically died due to drug-related complications. Hendrix has gone down as the greatest guitarist of all time based off his amazing skill and innovation in the art of guitar playing ("Jimi Hendrix Biography").