Jimi Hendrix

By: Max Wendt

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was one of the greatest guitar players ever. He was an African american guitar player and he was great at it. Lets talk about Jimi Hendrix

The Birth of A "Guitar Hero

November 27, 1942, a guitar hero was born. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle Washington.He started to play guitar at the age of fifteen. He had to go to war until he was eighteen , but when he came back from the war, he played in small places like bars. But as he got older, he gpt a new band; The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

Jimi With His Dad

Jimi With His First Guitar

The Middle Ages

By May, 1966, Jimi was having troubles with the small places. But Linda Richards (the girlfriend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards) noticed Jimi play, and after, she asked if he wanted to get a drink which he did. They became pretty good friends while they were talking. Linda showed Jimi off to Keith but the manager of the Rolling Stones said he had no musical potential. They rejected him and referred him to Chas Chandler who was leaving The Animals and they were interested in a new song producer. Chandler liked the Billy Roberts song, "Hey Joe" and he liked Jimi's version of it too. The Animals gave Jimi the contract and he signed it.

Jimi And His First Band

As An Adult

After awhile, Jimi was tired of the band and he wanted to make a new one. He made The Jimi Hendrix Experience. He and Chas Chandler were friends and he wanted Chandler to be the manager. Jimi played guitar and was the singer. The Jimi Hendrix Experience had their first show on October 13, 1966. In January 1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was not having a good time. Redding and Hendrix were growing apart from each other. They both kept getting into fights about things and they were sick of it so they broke up the band. Ever since then, Jimi became friends with alcohol and drugs. JImi died of a Barbiturate overdose on September 18, 1970.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Jimi Hendrix guitar tricks
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Stone Free (Live '67)

Conclusion

Jimi Hendrix was very special to a lot of people. He was a very good African american guitarist/singer and he will always be a renaissance person.

Quotes

¨Excuse me while i kiss the sky.¨