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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi HendrixWhen a young Jimi Hendrix arrived in the UK in 1966 he was virtually unknown, but rose to fame when he formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience with drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding. He received some of his first UK radio airplay from John Peel, and by 1967 had already racked up three Top Ten hits and an internationally acclaimed album, 'Are You Experienced?' Hendrix's groundbreaking approach to playing and his unorthodox left-handed guitar technique made him into a lasting musical icon. He died young: he was 27 when he suffocated after ingesting wine and sleeping pills in 1970. Countless posthumous recordings have surfaced since, including his Peel Sessions.



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