Jimi Hendrix
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1942-11-27
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Jimi Hendrix Biography (Wikipedia)

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year. Soon afterward, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee, and began playing gigs on the Chitlin' Circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers' backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. He then played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by Linda Keith, who in turn interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first manager. Within months, Hendrix had earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary". He achieved fame in the U.S. after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, Electric Ladyland, reached number one in the U.S.; it was Hendrix's most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album. The world's highest-paid performer, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 before his accidental death from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.

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Foxy Lady (Radio 1 Session, 13 Feb 1967)
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Foxy Lady (Radio 1 Session, 13 Feb 1967)
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Purple Haze
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Purple Haze
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All Along The Watchtower
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All Along The Watchtower
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All God's Children (Anthology Version)
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All God's Children (Anthology Version)
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Purple Haze (Radio 1 Session, 28 Mar 1967)
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Purple Haze (Radio 1 Session, 28 Mar 1967)
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Fire (Radio 1 Session, 28 Mar 1967)
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Fire (Radio 1 Session, 28 Mar 1967)
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Killing Floor (Radio 1 Session, 28 Mar 1967)
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Killing Floor (Radio 1 Session, 28 Mar 1967)
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Star Spangled Banner
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Star Spangled Banner
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Star Spangled Banner (Live at The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 1969)
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Star Spangled Banner (Live at The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, April 26, 1969)
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All Along The Watchtower
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All Along The Watchtower
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Manic Depression
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Manic Depression
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Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
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Burning Of The Midnight Lamp
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The Sunshine Of Your Love
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The Sunshine Of Your Love
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The Wind Cries Mary
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The Wind Cries Mary
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Little Drummer Boy / Silent Night / Auld Lang Syne
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Little Drummer Boy / Silent Night / Auld Lang Syne
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Are You Experienced
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Are You Experienced
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Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
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Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
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