Jimi Hendrix

By Alexander Tracy

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History of Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27th, 1942. His birth name was changed from Johnny Allen Hendrix to James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix. He was a known American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He played the electric guitar and was known as one of the most influential guitarists. He went into the army in 1961 (age 19) and got an honorable discharge the next year. He moved to the UK in 1965 then Chas Chandler, a bassist for the Animals, became his first manager. Soon Hendrix had three UK Top Ten hits, "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary". Jimi Hendrix came back to the US and achieved fame at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. He played "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Pop Festival and many people had questioned if he did good or not. He died September 18, 1970, at the age of 27 by an accidental death of barbiturate-related asphyxia. In 1992, later after his death, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2005 was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame considers him "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".

The Event that made Jimi Hendrix Famous

There were many things that made Jimi Hendrix famous, but the most famous one was when him and his manager, Chas Chandler, had put up three UK top hits within a couple of months. Another one was when he performed at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. He played "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Pop Festival and to others, it was controversial performance by Hendrix of whether he did great or not.

Top Music

  • "Hey Joe"
  • "Purple Haze"
  • "The Wind Cries Mary"
  • "Along The Watchtower"

Top Albums

  • Are You Experienced
  • Axis: Bold as Love
  • Electric Ladyland
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Characteristics of Acid Rock

  • One or more Electric Guitars
  • Usually contains vocals and drums
  • Long instrument solo's
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze

SHMRG for "Purple Haze"

S- 2 Electric Guitars, Drum Set, Main Vocals, and Backup Vocals


H- 2 Electric Guitars, Drum Set, and Backup Vocals


M- Main Vocals


R- Moderate, In 4


G- Moderate - Loud - Moderate - Soft - Moderate

Roller coaster

Intro, Verse 1, Chorus, Verse 2, Chorus, Bridge, Verse 3, Chorus, Outro

Citations

"Acid Rock." Allmusic.com. N.p., n.d. Web.


"The Jimi Hendrix Experience Biography." Rock Hall. N.p., n.d. Web.