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Johnny Allen Hendrix stage name Jimi Hendrix, feasibly the greatest guitarist in rock history was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle Washington. He was one of the greatest rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter of his time and current. Hendrix started playing guitar at the age of 15 and was known for his upside-down style of playing. At the age of 19 Hendrix was caught by police twice for riding in stolen vehicles that ultimately led him to enlisting in the Army. Hendrix like many of the great influences of today's music, started out small performing at minor venues overtime sending him on to working with many different names in music. His astonishing musical abilities are what led him to major success in England in 1966, having huge achievements with his hit songs "Hey Joe" Purple Haze" and "The Wind Cried Mary". Although Jimi’s life was cut short due to drug use that took his life at the age of 27, his music and…show more content…
Chandler, who was a former member of a rock group called the Animals, became Hendrix’s manager. With Chandler managing Hendrix’s career chandler persuaded Hendrix relocate to London where he created The Jimi Hendrix Experience with the assistance of artists Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell. The Jimi Hendrix Experience helped jumpstart Hendrix’s fan base and career as a great in England’s rock community. Overtime Hendrix had members of great bands such as Rolling Stones, the Who and the Beatles admiring his method of performing and style of work. In 1967 Hendrix released his hit single “Hey Joe” which was an immediate hit in Britain and was followed with other great song such as “Purple Haze” and “The Wind Cried Mary”. Audiences from many countries became instant fans of Hendrix’s work by watching his magnificent performances and mind-blowing guitar playing skills. (NEED CLOSING
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