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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He created music unlike any other and became a pioneer in the music industry.

His mastery of the electric guitar ignited his innovative style. He combined feedback, fuzz, and controlled distortion to create what only could be identifiable as a Hendrix original.

Jimi Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27th, 1942, at Seattle's King County Hospital, was later renamed James Marshall by his father, James "Al" Hendrix.

At a very early age, Hendrix took an interest in music, drawing influence from virtually every major artist at the time, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Holly, and Robert Johnson.

Hendrix was unable to read music; therefore, it is nothing short of extraordinary that his musical rise to fame took just four years.

His life came to abrupt end at just 27-years-old. And while he only completed four albums, he generated an amazing collection of music that still influences musicians and artists today.

His music combined many influences, including blues, ballads, rock, R&B, and jazz. The collection of styles, and his unique ability to make music, continues to make Hendrix one of the most popular figures in the history of rock music.
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