Jimi Hendrix the greatest rock guitarists was born this day in 1942. The Jimi Hendrix Experience released only 3 studio albums while Jimi Hendrix was alive. Jimi died in September of 1970 at the age of 27.
Ten Brief Notes On Jimi Hendrix
1. One of the oddest pairings in concert history was Jimi Hendrix/ The Monkees on the same bill.
2. Jimi Hendrix Experience had one #1 album “Electric Ladyland” their final album during his lifetime. Their best album in my opinion was their first “Are You Experienced?”
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience had only one Top 40 single, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower” which hit #20 on the charts. His version totally blew away the Dylan original.
4. Jimi Hendrix ended the Woodstock concert. The highlight of his set was his playing the “Star Spangled Banner”
5. Jimi Hendrix died in London, he asphyxiated in his own vomit.
6. Jimi Hendrix born in Seattle and after he died in London, was buried in Renton, Washington near Seattle.
7. On every poll or listing I have ever seen Jimi Hendrix is listed as the greatest guitarist ever.
8. Manager Chas Chandler convinced Jimmy Hendrix to change the spelling of his name from Jimmy to Jimi.
9. The death of Jimi Hendrix was one of the greatest losses in rock history. He was only 27. No doubt he had a lot of great years left in him.
10. All three of the Jimi Hendrix Experience studio albums are on Rolling Stone’s Top 100 albums of all times list.