Born in 1942, Hendrix experienced all the rockabilly, all the Beatle-mania, yet came alive in the late 60's with his own psychedelic sound. 1967 is when we first tasted what was the Seattle sound of then when we heard Are You Experienced? under the band name The Jimi Hendrix Experience. With classics such as "Foxy Lady", "Purple Haze" and "Hey Joe" that never lost their timeless appeal, where they still are recognised as classic and ideal rock songs. Hendrix was celebrated for his incredible guitar skills, being left-handed whilst playing right-handed guitars on most occasions, and learning his trade without outside help. He had explored what rock never dared to, and infused funk into what was clouded by the Beatle-Mania. Hendrix struck a chord with the world again with Axis: As Bold As Love in the same year. Double Hendrix, double the power.
|Hendrix playing a right-hand Fender Stratocaster|
- Hendrix was a left-handplayer
It wasn't long until The Jimi Hendrix Experience broke up and Jimi went solo before ultimately passing away in 1970. His death is a mystery, but it is known that he asphyxiated, with the argument leaning more towards a mixture of alcohol and unfamiliar sleeping tablets. A three year career is nothing for a musician today, but for Hendrix it was everything. He gave us three official albums, and made his mark in music and around the world. He touched hearts of millions and continues to inspire some of the greatest musicians, and regular people. Its not often a musician can create an everlasting impression like Jimi Hendrix. Not only was his music groundbreaking, his guitar techniques and song writing visions were authentic and powerful. Jimi Hendrix is the ultimate rock hero; the ultimate guitar hero.