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Jimi Hendrix

American musician, singer and songwriter

Jimi Hendrix is ...


Born 27 November 1942 in Seattle
Died 18 September 1970 in Kensington
Age 27 years, 10 months
Cause barbiturate overdose, pulmonary aspiration and asphyxia

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birth name Johnny Allen Hendrix
Manner of death accident
Sibling Leon Hendrix
Occupation guitarist, singer-songwriter, singer, composer, musician and record producer
Height 1.78m (5'10")
Instrument guitar and violin
Handedness left-handedness
Awards UK Music Hall of Fame, Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Genre psychedelic rock, blues rock, electric blues, blues and hard rock
Influenced by Bob Dylan and The Who
Twitter username JimiHendrix

About Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was a revolutionary musician, singer, and songwriter who left an indelible mark on the world of rock and roll. Born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942, Hendrix began playing guitar at a young age and quickly developed a unique style that blended blues, rock, and psychedelic influences.

Hendrix's career took off in the mid-1960s, when he moved to London and formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. The band's debut album, Are You Experienced?, was a critical and commercial success, featuring hits like "Purple Haze" and "Hey Joe."

Hendrix's live performances were legendary, marked by his electrifying guitar solos and flamboyant stage presence. He became known for his use of feedback, distortion, and other effects, which he used to create a sound that was both innovative and deeply emotional.

Tragically, Hendrix's career was cut short when he died of a drug overdose in 1970 at the age of 27. However, his influence on rock and roll has continued to grow in the decades since his death, with countless musicians citing him as a major inspiration.


- "Jimi Hendrix." Rolling Stone.

- "Jimi Hendrix Biography."

About Death

Although the details of Hendrix's last day and death are widely disputed, he spent much of September 17, 1970, in London with Monika Dannemann, the only witness to his final hours. Dannemann said that she prepared a meal for them at her apartment in the Samarkand Hotel, 22 Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill, sometime around 11 p.m., when they shared a bottle of wine. She drove Hendrix to the residence of an acquaintance at approximately 1:45 a.m., where he remained for about an hour before she picked him up and drove them back to her flat at 3 a.m. Dannemann said they talked until around 7 a.m., when they went to sleep. She awoke around 11 a.m., and found Hendrix breathing, but unconscious and unresponsive. She called for an ambulance at 11:18 a.m., which arrived on the scene at 11:27 a.m. Paramedics then transported Hendrix to St Mary Abbot's Hospital where Dr. John Bannister pronounced him dead at 12:45 p.m. on September 18, 1970.

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