Jimi Hendrix

The Rock Legend

Why He Is Famous

Jimi Hendrix was born as Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27th 1942. Hendrix was an African American rock musician, singer,and songwriter known for uniquely using his guitar a different way because he was left handed. This invented a whole new sound that he became widely known for.

Drugs and Alcohol

Jimi Hendrix became involved heavily with drugs and alcohol at the height of his career. His drug of choice were barbiturates and he stated that he could not handle his alcohol and was a very violent and angry drunk. He later died because of his abuse of these harmful substances on September 18th 1970.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze (Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival)


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