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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 began his career by playing in a number of bands in his youth. Hendrix later enlisted in the United States Army in 1961 and became as a paratrooper. Even as a soldier, Hendrix found time for music, creating a band named The King Casuals. He served in the army until 1965 when he was discharged because of 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.

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Albums

Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Stone Free: A Tribute...
Music On Vinyl
2015
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Jimi Hendrix: Freedom-Atlanta Pop Festival
Jimi Hendrix:...
Sony-Legacy Music
2015
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Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels
Jimi Hendrix: People,...
Sony-Legacy Music
2013
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Jimi Hendrix: West Coast Seattle Boy - The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
Jimi Hendrix: West...

2010
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Valleys of Neptune
Valleys of Neptune
Legacy Recordings
2010
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Band Of Gypsys
Puu
2008
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