Jimi Hendrix Timeline

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  • Introduction

    Born November 27th, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, Johnny Allen Hendrix is considered one of the most influential and significant musicians in music history, His unique and outstanding guitar playing stunned his audience (Terence). He was a left handed guitar player who played a right handed guitar with the strings strung backwards and the guitar flipped upside down. Jimi may had lived a short life, but his inspiration and wisdom lives on to the present ("Jimi Hendrix").
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  • "Excuse Me, While I Kiss the Sky"

    "Excuse Me, While I Kiss the Sky"
    Purple Haze Hendrix released "Purple Haze" and "Hey Joe" as singles before he put them on his later record Are You Experienced. This was Jimi's first music video, in which he performed the song live. The Experience actually messes up at the end of this video with the cue to end the song. Despite this mistake, Hendrix's skills are clearly shown as with the rest of his band (TheGreatRocknRollPRT).
  • Monterey Music Festival

    Monterey Music Festival
    Perhaps one of the most risky, but genius ideas of Hendrix was to light his guitar on fire. He did this at the end of his set on the last day of the Monterey Pop Music Festival. Hendrix was pretty known at the time, but this rumor spread quickly across the United States and got Jimi right on the map. No musician had ever done this before and Hendrix became an instant icon for music (Francisco).
  • "The Sound"

    "The Sound"
    Hendrix's release of his new album, Electric Ladyland, made him jump up in the music charts. This album was one of the most anticipated records to go on sale at the time (Baker). This became number one on the album list, due to its unique and impressive guitar sounding effects. Hendrix used sounds that had never been heard before, but it was only just the beginning of his recording career (Baker).
  • Woodstock Music Festival

    Woodstock Music Festival
    This was a poster of Woodstock Music Festival, which was the largest gathering of people to attend a concert. Hundreds of thousands came and Jimi Hendrix was the final act on the last day. Many of the attendees had left the campgrounds, but the remaining few saw the most memorable Hendrix solo in history. His star spangled banner shocked his audience, but what's interesting is that Hendrix was playing in small bars and clubs just years before this (Woodstock Music Festival).
  • "Jimi Hendrix, Rock Star, Is Dead in London at 27"

    "Jimi Hendrix, Rock Star, Is Dead in London at 27"
    Hendrix died from vomiting in his sleep due to the large intake of a prescription drug called Vezparax. In the days before his death, he had been in poor health, due to fatigue caused by overwork and lack of sleep. Also, an illness assumed to be influenza-related struck his body and made him extremely weak. There was a hole in the rock and roll industry this day, and the world couldn't have predicted something as tragic as Jimi being taken away (Gent).
  • The 1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

    The 1992 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony
    Despite that Hendrix had been dead for more than 20 years, his music was just as popular in 1992 as it was in the 1960s. The Jimi Hendrix Experience had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at this ceremony, along with many other widely known artists such as Johnny Cash and the Isley Brothers. The Experience played without Jimi, but the crowd cheered and sang as if he was present. This was the last time the Experience ever played, despite their very last show with Jimi (Harrington).