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The Life of Jimi Hendrix

  • Born

    Jimi Hendrix is Born in Seattle, Washington.
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    Jimi Hendrix

    The Life of Jimi Hendrix
  • Leon is born

    Leon is born
    Jimi's brother, Leon, is born.
  • Parents Divorce

    Parents Divorce
    Jimi Hendrix's parents divorce. He starts living with his father and Leon.
  • Mother dies

    Mother dies
    Jimi's mother dies at age 32. Jimmy is 15.
  • Electric Guitar

    Electric Guitar
    Jimi receives his first electric guitar as a gift from his father.
  • Army

    Jimi Hendrix enlists in the U.S Army and is assigned to the 101st Airborne division.
  • Discharge

    Jimi receives an "undesirable' discharge from the army.
  • Professional

    Jimi heads to New York City and starts his career as a professional guitarist.
  • Winning

    Jimi wins first prize in the Ameteur Night Contest at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. He begins to tour with the Isley brothers.
  • Band

    Jimi forms his own band called the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
  • "Hey Joe"

    "Hey Joe"
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience debuts in France and releases it's first single 'Hey Joe."
  • Two?!

    During 1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience releases two albums called "Are you Experienced?" and "Axis: Bold as Love
  • U.S Tour

    U.S Tour
    The Jime Hendrix Experience launches their first U.S tour as a headline act and records its third album "Electric Ladyland."
  • Rolling Stone

    Rolling Stone
    The Rollng Stone names Jimi Hendrix as the Performer of the Year for 1968.
  • Arrest

    Jimi Hendrix is arrested for possession of controlled substances.
  • The Experience is Dead

    The Experience is Dead
    Jimi announces the end of The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
  • Hendrix is Dead

    Hendrix is Dead
    Jimi Hendrix dies in London.