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Birth Name: Johnny Allen Hendrix, renamed James Marshall Hendrix
Born: 1942/11/27
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Died: 1970/09/18
Years Active: 1963–1970
Genres: Hard Rock, Blues-rock, Acid Rock, Psychedelic Rock

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix, November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in the history of rock music, and one of the most influential musicians of his era across a range of genres. In September 1966, ex-Animals bassist Chas Chandler brought Hendrix from the United States to the United Kingdom, where an eponymous band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, was formed around him. The Experience's first record was a cover of Billy Roberts' "Hey Joe", released in the UK on 16 December, where it peaked at #6. The B-Side of that record was "Stone Free", written by He... Continue Bio >>


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