Jimi Hendrix

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Jimi Hendrix

American musician, singer and songwriter add

Category: Music

Born in 1942.

Countries: United States (40%), United Kingdom (28%), (8%)

Main connections: Isle of Wight, The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Linked to: Polydor Records, Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, Handel House Museum, Washington Middle School




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Jimi Hendrix was born in 1942 add something


Born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, the first of five children born to Lucille, in 1946, having been unable to consult Johnny's father Al Hendrix, serving in the US army at the time, about his son's name, they changed Johnny's name to James Marshall Hendrix, in honor of Al, and Al's late brother Leon Marshall add something


Al received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army on September 1, 1945 add something


After his 1946 return from service, Al reunited with Lucille, but his difficulty finding steady work left the family impoverished add something


Buddy Miles - "'George Allen Miles, Jr."' , known as "'Buddy Miles"', was an American rock and funk drummer, most known as a founding member of The Electric Flag in 1967, as a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys from 1969 through to January 1970


Ken Schaffer - "'Ken Schaffer"' is an inventor and, in the late 1960s, was publicist for such rock stars as Jimi Hendrix, Steve Tyler of Aerosmith, Todd Rundgren, Ted Nugent, Alice Cooper and for the Comet Kohoutek


April Lawton - "'April Lawton"' was a guitarist, singer, and composer who rose to some prominence in the early to mid 1970s as a member of the band Ramatam, which included former Iron Butterfly guitarist Mike Pinera and the former Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell


In addition to Leon, Jimi had three other younger siblings, Joseph, born 1949, Kathy in 1950, and Pamela, 1951, all of whom Al and Lucille surrendered into foster care and adoption add something


As an adolescent during the 1950s, rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry earned Hendrix's interest add something


On December 17, 1951, when Hendrix was nine years old, his parents divorced; the court granted Al custody of Jimi and Leon add something


Hendrix saw Presley perform in Seattle in 1957 add something


At thirty-three, his mother had developed cirrhosis of the liver and died on February 2, 1958 when her spleen ruptured add something


After he became famous in the late 1960s, Hendrix told reporters that he had been expelled from Garfield by racist faculty for holding hands with a white girlfriend in study hall add something


His career and death grouped him with Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones as one of the 27 Club, a group including iconic 1960s rock stars who suffered drug-related deaths at the age of 27 within a two-year period, leaving legacies in death that have eclipsed the popularity and influence they experienced during their lifetimes add something


The song would become "part of the sixties Zeitgeist" as it was captured forever in the Woodstock film; Hendrix's image performing this number during the day wearing a blue-beaded white leather jacket with fringe and a red head scarf, has since been regarded as a defining moment of the 1960s add something


Cerrone - By the end of the 1960s, he was fascinated by Jimi Hendrix, Carlos_Santana and Blood, Sweat & Tears, amongst others


Johnny Warman - During the late 1960s Warman frequented many live music performances including Jimi Hendrix thrice and other groups including The Move, The Iveys and Pink Floyd whilst using the Melody Maker as his bible


Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank_Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd


Mati Klarwein - He settled in New York City in the early 1960s for a while, meeting Jimi Hendrix and many other artists


David Lee Roth - His uncle, Manny Roth, built and owned the New York establishment Cafe Wha- in the early 1960s, which featured performers such as Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix


John P. Hammond - In addition, he is the only person who ever had both Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix in his band at the same time, if only for five days in the 1960s when Hammond played The Gaslight Cafe in New York City


Violet (color) - In the 1960s, it was associated with hallucinogenic drugs, and with the music of Jimi Hendrix, particularly the 1967 song Purple Haze


Ananda Shankar - In the late 1960s Shankar travelled to Los Angeles, where he played with many contemporary musicians including Jimi Hendrix


Jazz - In the late 1960s and early 1970s the hybrid form of jazz-rock fusion was developed by combining jazz improvisation with rock rhythms, electric instruments and the highly amplified stage sound of rock musicians such as Jimi Hendrix


Marc Storace - In the late 1960s, The Boys changed their name to Cinnamon Hades, and changed their genre to cover hard rock acts such as Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Who


Alan Price - Price went on to host shows such as the musical "Price To Play" in the late 1960s, which featured Price performing and introducing the music of guests such as Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix


Cliff DeYoung - Prior to his acting career, he was the lead singer of the 1960s rock group Clear Light, which played with more the famous artists like The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin


Lewis Shiner - Several of his novels have rock music as a theme or main focus, especially the musicians of the late 1960s; for example, Shiner's 1993 novel "Glimpses" considers the great never-recorded albums of The Doors, Brian Wilson, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix


Talitha Getty - She died within the same twelve month period as Jimi Hendrix, Janis_Joplin, Edie Sedgwick and Jim Morrison, other cultural icons of the 1960s


Lonnie Mack - Soon, a handful of predominantly white blues bands rose to prominence, including John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in the UK and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the US. During the mid-through-late 1960s, a new generation of electric blues guitarists emerged, including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page, most of whom were, or soon became, frontmen for blues-based rock bands


After he had served only one year, Captain Gilbert Batchman granted Private Hendrix an honourable discharge on the basis of unsuitability on June 29, 1962 add something


Bill 'Hoss' Allen's memory of Hendrix's supposed participation in a session with Billy Cox in November 1962, in which he cut Hendrix's contribution due to his over-the-top playing, has now been called into question; a suggestion has been made that he may have confused this with a later 1965 session by Frank Howard and the Commanders in which Hendrix participated add something


One night in November 1962, fellow servicemen Billy Cox walked past the service club and heard Hendrix playing guitar inside add something


In September 1963, after Cox's Army discharge, he and Hendrix moved to nearby Clarksville, Tennessee and formed a new band called the "King Kasuals" add something


After touring as a member of the Isley Brothers through the summer of 1964, Hendrix left the band after a gig in Nashville, Tennessee add something


The Monterey performance included an equally lively rendering of B.B. King's 1964 R&B hit "Rock Me Baby", Tim Rose's arrangement of "Hey Joe" and Bob Dylan's 1965 pop hit "Like a Rolling Stone" add something


Feeling he had artistically outgrown the circuit and frustrated at following the rules of bandleaders, Hendrix decided to try his luck in New York City and in January 1964 moved into the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, where he soon befriended Lithofayne Pridgeon add something


In February 1964, Hendrix won first prize in the Apollo Theater amateur contest add something


Hendrix' first studio recording occurred in March 1964, when the Isley Brothers, with Hendrix as a member of the band, recorded the two-part single "Testify" add something


"Testify" was released in June 1964, but did not make an impact on the charts add something


During a stop in Los Angeles while touring with Little Richard in 1965, Hendrix played a session for Rosa Lee Brooks on her single "My Diary" add something


Hendrix opened with a fast arrangement of Howlin' Wolf's 1965 R&B hit "Killing Floor" add something


Months later, he was either fired or he left after missing the tour bus in Washington, D.C. He rejoined the Isley Brothers in the summer of 1965 and recorded a second single with them, "Move Over and Let Me Dance" backed with "Have You Ever Been Disappointed" add something


In July 1965, on Nashville, Tennessee 's Channel 5 "Night Train", he made his first television appearance add something


Jayne Mansfield - Jimi Hendrix played bass and added lead in his session musician days for Mansfield in 1965 on two songs , released as a 45-rpm single released by London Records in 1966


A set of hair curlers was one of the few possessions that he took with him to England in 1966 add something


Also around this time in 1966, Hendrix earned his first composer credits for two instrumentals "Hornets Nest" and "Knock Yourself Out", released as a Curtis Knight and the Squires single in 1966 add something


Backing this first 1966 "Experience" single was Hendrix's first songwriting effort, "Stone Free" add something


Early in 1966, at the Cheetah Club on Broadway at 53rd Street, Linda Keith, the girlfriend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, befriended Hendrix and recommended him to Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham and later, producer Seymour Stein add something


He started playing the model in 1966 and thereafter used it prevalently in his stage performances and recordings add something


In between performing with Curtis Knight in 1966, Hendrix toured and recorded with King Curtis add something


Later in 1966, Hendrix recorded with Lonnie Youngblood, a saxophone player who occasionally performed with Curtis Knight add something


Hendrix, now going by the name Jimmy James, formed his own band, the Blue Flame, composed of Randy Palmer , Danny Casey , and a 15-year-old guitarist who played slide and rhythm named Randy Wolfe in June 1966 add something


Impressed with Hendrix's version, Chandler brought him to London in September 1966 and signed him to a management and production contract with himself and ex-Animals manager Michael Jeffery add something


Tim Rose - Jimi Hendrix had seen Rose performing at Cafe Wha- in New York City , and released a similarly slow version in 1966 which became a huge hit, first in the UK, worldwide


Johnny Warman - After Jimi Hendrix had burst onto the British music scene in 1966 when Warman first heard "Hey Joe" he realised all he wanted to be was a Rock Star


Hey Joe - Chandler discovered Jimi Hendrix, who had been playing at the Cafe Wha- in 1966 and performing an arrangement of "Hey Joe" inspired by Rose's rendition


Hey Joe - Currently, the best-known version is The Jimi Hendrix Experience's 1966 recording, their debut single


Bobbie Clarke - In 1966 Bobbie Clarke played with Frank Zappa, and cut a record with a band called "The Elves Themselves", augmented by members from Love and Jimi Hendrix


Kit Lambert - Lambert and Stamp established Track Records in 1966 in order to work with other artists including Jimi Hendrix, who was already signed with other managers, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono


Dave Mason - Mason was a friend of legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix, whose career was launched in England in 1966


Paul McCartney - She became a popular photographer with several rock groups, including the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Grateful Dead, the Doors and the Beatles, whom she first met at Shea Stadium in 1966


Hey Joe - The garage rock band, The Music Machine, recorded a slow, moody, fuzz-laden version of the song in late 1966 which bears a strong resemblance to Jimi Hendrix's later version


Jeff Baxter - While working at Manny's Music Shop in Manhattan in 1966, Baxter met guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who was just beginning his career as a frontman


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "'The Jimi Hendrix Experience"' was an English-American psychedelic rock band that formed in Westminster, London in October 1966


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The first official appearance of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" was at the "Novelty" in Évreux on October 13, 1966


Monterey Pop Festival - Influenced musically by American rock and roll and electric blues, following initial success in Europe with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the US after his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival add something


Further success came in early 1967 with "Purple Haze" which featured the "Hendrix chord" and "The Wind Cries Mary" add something


Hendrix's recordings were originally released in North America on Reprise Records, a division of Warner Communications, from 1967 until 1993 and were released internationally on Polydor Records add something


In addition to Stratocasters, Hendrix was photographed playing Fender Jazzmasters, Duosonics, two different Gibson Flying Vs, a Gibson Les Paul, three Gibson SGs, a Gretsch Corvette he used at the 1967 Curtis Knight sessions and miming with a right-strung Fender Jaguar on the "Top of the Pops" TV show, as well as several other brands add something


In interviews with "Melody Maker" in 1967 and 1969, he spoke of his dislike of the army add something


In late 1967 he started to wear a wide-brimmed Western style hat add something


The original Fender Stratocaster Sunburst that Hendrix burnt at the Astoria in 1967, and that he kept as a souvenir, was given to Frank Zappa by a Hendrix roadie at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival add something


While on tour in Sweden during 1967, Hendrix jammed with the duo "Hansson & Karlsson", and later opened several concerts with their song "Tax Free", recording a cover of it during the Electric Ladyland sessions add something


This guitar was set aflame at the end of the Astoria concert in March 1967 add something


This allowed Hendrix to develop his stage presence, which reached a high point on March 31, 1967, when, booked to appear as one of the opening acts on the Walker Brothers farewell tour, he set his guitar on fire at the end of his first performance, as a publicity stunt add something


Hendrix most likely first heard a wah-wah pedal used with an electric guitar in Cream's "Tales of Brave Ulysses", released in May 1967 add something


Paul Butterfield - Monterey International Pop Festival - In 1967, The Butterfield Blues Band played the seminal Monterey International Pop Festival along with the Electric Flag, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi_Shankar, The Who, Otis Redding, the counterculture bands of San Francisco, and many others


Procol Harum - After "A Whiter Shade of Pale" became a hit, the band set out to consolidate their studio success by touring; their live debut was opening for Jimi Hendrix in 1967


Chris Townson - He replaced The Who's Keith Moon on drums on a 1967 UK tour after Moon had injured himself, and he jammed with Jimi Hendrix at the Speakeasy rock club in London


Mo Ostin - In 1967, after a trip to the Monterey Pop Festival, he signed Jimi Hendrix


Eric Clapton - In early 1967 Clapton's status as Britain's top guitarist was rivalled by the emergence of Jimi Hendrix, an acid rock-infused guitarist who used wailing feedback and effects pedals to create new sounds for the instrument


Chris Townson - In March 1967 Marc Bolan joined John's Children and Napier-Bell signed them with Track Records, which included artists like The Who and The Jimi Hendrix Experience


Jose Feliciano - Earlier, on June 4, 1967, in London's Speakeasy Club, Jimi Hendrix came to the stage and jammed with him


Syd Barrett - During their UK tour with Jimi Hendrix in November 1967, guitarist David O'List from The Nice was called in to substitute for Barrett on several occasions when he was unable to perform or failed to appear


Jon Landau - In Volume 1, Number 1 of "Rolling Stone", published on 9 November 1967, Landau compared Jimi Hendrix and his debut album, "Are You Experienced", to Eric Clapton and Cream's debut album, "Fresh Cream"


Drugs and alcohol played a role in Hendrix's 1968 rampage that badly damaged a Stockholm hotel room, which led to him injuring his right hand and to his arrest and eventual fine add something


From late 1968 he began tying scarves to one leg and one arm, and in mid-1969 he gave up the hat for bandanas add something


In 1968, Hendrix and Jeffery had invested jointly in the purchase of the Generation Club in Greenwich Village add something


In 1968, a contractual dispute arose in relation to a previous agreement Hendrix had entered into with producer Ed Chalpin add something


In 1968, he told "Guitar Player" magazine that electric blues artists including Muddy Waters, Elmore James and B.B. King influenced him during the beginning of his career, he cited Eddie Cochran as an early influence add something


This hat was stolen in 1968, and replaced later with another, crowned variously with a longer purple scarf, a star-like brooch in front and a set of silver bangles, sometimes with an angled feather, though he went hatless for protracted periods after this add something


In January 1968, the band travelled to Sweden for a one-week tour of Europe add something


In March 1968, Jim Morrison of the Doors joined Hendrix onstage at the Scene Club in New York add something


In November 1968, the album reached number 1 in the US, spending two weeks at the top spot add something


Jazz - As Davis recalls: "The music I was really listening to in 1968 was James Brown, the great guitar player Jimi Hendrix, and a new group who had just come out with a hit record, "Dance to the Music," Sly and the Family Stone


Jean-Jacques Goldman - As a child, he began his music studies on the violin, the piano. In 1968, he abandoned his classical music studies for "American Rock & Roll" as well as folk music, listening to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix or Aretha Franklin, and emphasizing the guitar


Johnny Winter - Contrary to urban legend, Johnny Winter did not perform with Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison on the 1968 infamous Hendrix bootleg album "Woke Up This Morning and found Myself Dead" from New York City's The Scene club


Traffic (band) - During 1968 Winwood and Wood often played with Jimi Hendrix, and they both appear on The Jimi Hendrix Experience's 1968 double album "Electric Ladyland", as did an uncredited Dave Mason


Jay Jay French - During the years 1968-1971, French spent many weekends at the Fillmore East, seeing concert performances with artists like Jimi Hendrix, Joe_Cocker, Led Zeppelin, The Who and Pink Floyd´s first concert with David Gilmour


Stevie Nicks - Fritz became popular as a live act from 1968 until 1972, opening for popular musicians Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin - both of whom Nicks credits as inspiring her own stage intensity and performances - among others, in the San Francisco Bay Area


Randy Jo Hobbs - He played bass with Jimi Hendrix on some 1968 live sessions which were later released unofficially as "Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead" and "New York Sessions" , and officially as "Bleeding Heart"


Bob Wills - In a 1968 issue of "Guitar Player", rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix said of Wills and the Playboys: "I dig them


John Mayall - Mayall had played in 1968 at the Winterland and The Fillmore in San Francisco, sharing triple bills with Albert King and Jimi Hendrix


Richard Keith Wolff - Richard Keith Wolff work includes rare photographic portraits from 1968-70 of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jimi Hendrix, Noel_Redding, Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts, Keith Reid, Jim Capaldi and Quentin Crisp


Chris Wood (rock musician) - Wood played with Jimi Hendrix in 1968, appearing on "Electric Ladyland"


Dusty Springfield - Springfield's ITV series "It Must Be Dusty" was broadcast in May and June 1968, episode six featured a duet performance of "Mockingbird" with singer-guitarist Jimi Hendrix fronting his band, The Experience


Woodstock Festival - Later, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969, and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, before dying from drug-related asphyxia at the age of 27 add something


A detailed gear diagram of Jimi Hendrix 1969 "Woodstock" Guitar Rig is well-documented add something


Hendrix borrowed a Fender Telecaster from Noel Redding to record "Hey Joe" and "Purple Haze", used a white Gibson SG Custom for his performances on "The Dick Cavett Show" in the summer of 1969, and the Isle of Wight film shows him playing his second Gibson Flying V. While Jimi had previously owned a Flying V that he had painted with a psychedelic design, the Flying V used at the Isle of Wight was a unique custom left-handed guitar with gold plated hardware, a bound fingerboard and "split-diamond" fret markers that were not found on other 1960s-era Flying Vs. add something


Hendrix dedicated songs to the Swedish-based Vietnam deserters organization in 1969 add something


Hendrix himself referred to the band as such in his 1969 interview with Nancy Carter, as did John Hammond add something


On the Dick Cavett Show in 1969, Hendrix said that he designed his music so that it would be able to go "inside the soul of the person, and awaken some kind of thing inside, because there are so many sleeping people" add something


The performances were filmed by D. A. Pennebaker and later shown in some movie theaters around the country in early 1969 as the concert documentary Monterey Pop, which immortalized Hendrix's iconic burning and smashing of his guitar at the finale of his performance add something


They later performed two sold-out concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall on February 18 and 24, 1969, which were the last European appearances of this line-up of the Jimi Hendrix Experience add something


The first night Hendrix arrived in London, he began a relationship with Kathy Etchingham that lasted until February 1969 add something


This was a loyal friendship that Hendrix called upon from April 1969 until shortly before his death add something


On May 3, 1969, while checking through Canadian customs at Toronto Pearson International Airport, authorities arrested Hendrix for drug possession after finding a small amount of heroin and hashish in his luggage add something


!Denver Pop Festival - The last Experience concert took place on June 29, 1969 at Barry Fey's Denver Pop Festival, a three-day event held at Denver's Mile High Stadium that was marked by Denver police using tear gas to control the audience as the band played "Voodoo Chile " add something


His only non-work-related vacation was a two-week trip to Morocco in July 1969 with friends Colette Mimram, Stella Benabou , and Deering Howe add something


Gary Thain - Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thain was part of the rock trio The New Nadir, and with the drummer Peter Dawkins, he travelled from New Zealand to London , and once jammed with Jimi Hendrix before the trio split in 1969


Stevie Ray Vaughan - Critics associated his performance with Jimi Hendrix's rendition at Woodstock in 1969, yet Vaughan disliked this comparison: "I heard they even wrote about it in one of the music magazines and they tried to put the two versions side by side


Ed Shaughnessy - In 1969 Ed was The Tonight Show session drummer during the performance of Jimi Hendrix


Jimmie Vaughan - In 1969 in Fort Worth, Vaughan's band opened for The Jimi Hendrix Experience


The Ronettes - Later in 1969, Ronnie and Estelle were invited into the studio by Jimi Hendrix to record backing vocals on "Earth Blues


Larry Lee - Lee was an old friend of Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox, they had all played together in various R&B acts, and in 1969 he joined Hendrix's new band Gypsy Sun and Rainbows as rhythm guitarist, occasionally playing alternating lead


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Composed of eponymous singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969


He spent the next four months of 1970 working on his next LP tentatively titled "First Rays of the New Rising Sun", recording during the week and playing live on the weekends add something


On January 26 and 27, 1970, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding flew into New York and signed contracts with Jeffery for the upcoming Jimi Hendrix Experience tour add something


Two Hendrix tracks from this recording, "Mother Earth" and "Tobacco Road", were later included, without permission from Baker, on a bootleg LP, "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window-", produced in the 1970s, and on an audio tape of poor quality add something

Jimi Hendrix died in 1970 add something


Two of Hendrix's later recordings were the lead guitar parts on "Old Times Good Times" from Stephen Stills hit eponymous album , and on "The Everlasting First" from Arthur Lee's new incarnation of Love, not so successful and aptly named LP "False Start" both tracks were recorded with these old friends on a fleeting and unexplained visit to London in March 1970, following Kathy Etchingham's marriage add something


The album reached the top ten in both the US and the UK in April 1970 add something


In August 1970, Electric Lady Studios was opened in New York add something


The American leg of the tour included 30 performances and ended at Honolulu , Hawaii on August 1, 1970 add something


On September 6, 1970, his final concert performance, Hendrix was greeted with some booing and jeering by fans at the Isle of Fehmarn Festival in Germany, due to his non-appearance at the end of the previous night's bill add something


Early on September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix died in London add something


Adrian Gurvitz - Jimi Hendrix quoted the song's riff during his song "Machine Gun" at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970


John Wilson (musician) - In 1970 they performed as part of the Isle of Wight Festival, alongside Jimi Hendrix and The Who


Stephen Stills - In 1970, Stills released his self-titled solo debut which featured guests Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Cass_Elliot, Booker T Jones and Ringo Starr as well as David Crosby, Graham Nash, Rita Coolidge and CSNY drummers Dallas Taylor and Johnny Barbata


Vejlby-Risskov Hallen - In the 1970s and 1980s it was a very popular concert venue with artists such as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and Rainbow performing there


Oscar Peterson - In the fall of 1970, Peterson's trio were successful in their album Tristeza on Piano which was a eulogy of the recently deceased Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, the Monterey Pop Festival stars.


Paul O'Neill (rock producer) - O'Neill took his first serious musical steps in the mid 1970s when he took his first progressive rock band, Slowburn, into Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios in New York City


Pink Floyd - "Rolling Stone" ranked him number 14 in their "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list and di Perna described him as the most important guitarist of the 1970s, calling him "the missing link between Hendrix and Van Halen


Randy Castillo - On 18 June 1970, exactly three months before Jimi Hendrix died, he snuck into one of Hendrix's concerts and hid under the stage to get a closer look


Michael Jeffery (manager) - Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on 18 September 1970 at St. Mary Abbotts Hospital, Kensington, London


Eli Lilly and Company - On September 18, 1970, rock guitarist legend Jimi Hendrix died from a secobarbital overdose


War - This was due to some tracks being used for 1971's "Rainbow Bridge" and 1972's "War Heroes" for contractual reasons add something


Hendrix's unfinished album was partly released as the 1971 title "The Cry of Love" add something


Eric Bell - In 1974, after a brief period fronting his own Eric Bell Band, Bell was recruited by ex- Jimi Hendrix sideman Noel Redding, along with keyboardist Dave Clarke and drummer Les Sampson, to form The Noel Redding Band


As well as playing it, it was this guitar that Zappa chose to be photographed with for the cover of the January 1977 edition of "Guitar Player" add something


Kit Lambert - In 1980 Lambert, assisted by Irish journalist John Lindsay, began writing a book on his life, of how he found the Who, and with many never-before-told stories about his contemporaries The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Brian Epstein, Jimi Hendrix and friends like Princess Margaret and Liberace


Hugh Beaumont - In the early 1980's, a Texas punk rock band combined this actor's name with the name of Jimi Hendrix's famous band to form The Hugh Beaumont Experience


Lonnie Mack - Seventeen years later, in July 1980, the editors of "Guitar World" magazine ranked "Memphis" the premier "landmark" rock guitar recording of all time, immediately ahead of full albums featuring blues-rock guitarists Mike Bloomfield, Elvin Bishop, Jimi Hendrix and Cream's Eric Clapton


Larry Buchanan - In 1984 he produced "Down on Us", which charged that the United States government was responsible for the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim_Morrison and Janis Joplin


Cris Bonacci - In 1985, she declared that her main influences came from rock guitarists Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck, along with early Black Sabbath's albums


In 1987, Leon Hendrix commissioned the James Marshall Hendrix Foundation add something


As the years passed, Zappa only remembered having it after his son, Dweezil Zappa, found it dismantled near his father's studio in the early 1990s add something


The school later awarded him an honorary diploma and in the 1990s, they placed a bust of him in the school library add something


Richie Sambora - He covered Jimi Hendrix's "The Wind Cries Mary" for the soundtrack of "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane", released in 1990


Jon Butcher - In the mid 1990s, Butcher released two solo blues albums, "Positively the Blues" and "Electric Factory", a title loosely derived from Jimi Hendrix's "Electric Ladyland"


Carole Laure - For her 1991 album "She Says Move On", she recorded a cover version of Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze"


She wrote to English Heritage first in 1992 and her request, along with all those received from other writers, was declined add something


The recipient of several prestigious rock music awards during his lifetime and posthumously, the Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 add something


Bannister's statement was made in January 1992 to Harry Shapiro, co-author of "Electric Gypsy", a book which featured accusations of malpractice by Monika Dannemann in regards to Bannister's not performing a tracheotomy on Hendrix add something


He was reprimanded for two counts of medical malpractice, and struck off the medical register on April 28, 1992 for fraud add something


Albert King - His final album, "Red House" - named after the Jimi Hendrix song - was recorded in 1992


The Jimi Hendrix Experience - In 1992, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


The Pretenders - Several recordings as The Pretenders occurred during 1993, including a cover version of the Jimi Hendrix's "Bold As Love" for the tribute album "Stone Free", and a cover of 10cc's "I'm Not In Love" for the film, "Indecent Proposal"


In 1994, the Hendrix family prevailed in its long standing legal attempt to gain control of Jimi's music, and subsequently licensed the recordings to MCA Records through the family-run company Experience Hendrix add something


Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who defended the 1994 law, stated "maybe Jimi Hendrix could claim fair use" add something


Robert Dick (flautist) - His 1994 album "Third Stone from the Sun" , a tribute to guitarist Jimi Hendrix, was named part of the suggested "Core Collection" by the editors of the "Penguin Guide to Jazz"


PJ Harvey - At an early age, she was introduced by her parents to blues music, jazz and art rock, which, she told "Rolling Stone" in 1995, would later influence her: "I was brought up listening to John Lee Hooker, to Howlin' Wolf, to Robert Johnson, and a lot of Jimi Hendrix and Captain Beefheart


Heavy metal music - In a 1995 interview on the PBS program "Rock and Roll", he asserted that heavy metal "was a term originated in a "New York Times" article reviewing a Jimi Hendrix performance," in which the author likened the event to "listening to heavy metal falling from the sky


In 1996, Dannemann committed suicide shortly after being found guilty of contempt of court for repeating a libel against Kathy Etchingham, who had been a girlfriend of Hendrix in the 1960s add something


Material from "The Cry of Love" was rereleased in 1997 as "First Rays of the New Rising Sun", along with the rest of the tracks that Mitchell and Kramer wanted to include add something


English Heritage erected a blue plaque to identify his former residence on Brook Street, London, in September 1997 add something


Buddy Miles - They toured the US and Europe until 1997 and can be seen in the Tribute to Jimi Hendrix - CAS DVD directed by Patrick Savey featuring Buddy Miles, Kevon Smith and Joe Thomas


In 1999, readers of "Rolling Stone" and "Guitar World" ranked Hendrix among the most important musicians of the 20th century add something


The band released a single "Stepping Stone", which was given no publicity and failed to sell, and recorded three other studio songs slated for Hendrix's future LP. In 1999, the tapes from the four Fillmore concerts were remastered and additional tracks and edits were released as "Live at the Fillmore East" add something


The memorial was announced in late 1999, but Al Hendrix's deteriorating health led to delays and he died two months before its scheduled completion in 2002 add something


Karl Ferris - Also in 2000, Karl was commissioned to supply three of his original 1967 Hendrix photographs for cover and inside booklet of the ultra-premium "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" box set


Wood Harris - He subsequently guest starred in a variety of television and film venues before portraying legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix in Showtime's 2000 movie, "Hendrix"


Brass accents for the dome and a large brass statue of Hendrix were announced as being under construction in Italy, but since 2002 no information as to the status of the project has been revealed to the public add something


When Al Hendrix died of congestive heart failure in 2002, his will stipulated that Experience Hendrix, LLC was to exist as a trust designed to distribute profits to a list of Hendrix family beneficiaries add something


Angelique Kidjo - In February 2003, she performed a cover of Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child " at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City alongside Chicago blues guitar legend Buddy Guy and New York rock guitarist Vernon Reid in what would become part of "Lightning In A Bottle: One Night In The History Of The Blues", a documentary about blues music that features live concert footage of other rock, rap, and blues greats


A 2004 probate lawsuit merged Leon's challenge to the will with charges from other Hendrix family beneficiaries that Janie Hendrix, Al's adopted daughter, was improperly handling the company finances add something


John Kerry - According to an interview he gave to "Rolling Stone" magazine in 2004, Kerry's favorite album is "Abbey Road" and he is a fan of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, as well as of Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Buffett


Lenny Kravitz - Kravitz appeared on Unity, the official album of the 2004 Athens Olympics, and performed a cover of "Have You Ever Been" on the album Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix.


In early 2005, presiding judge Jeffrey Ramsdell handed down a ruling that left the final will intact, but replaced Janie and Robert's role at the financial helm of Experience Hendrix with an independent trustee add something


Buddy Miles - In 2005 Buddy Miles began collaborating with Florida based Guitar Virtuoso Tony Smotherman in which the two toured the Southeast with a Blues-Rock Band performing various pieces from Miles' Collaborations with Jimi Hendrix


Steve Lukather - In 2005, Lukather won critical praise for his rendition of the Jimi Hendrix song "Little Wing" at a gala 90th birthday celebration for jazz guitarist Les Paul


James Blood Ulmer - In a 2005 "Down Beat" interview, Ulmer opined that guitar technique had not advanced since the death of Jimi Hendrix


In May 2006, the city renamed a park near its Central District in his honor add something


Rescued by Hendrix's press officer, Tony Garland, it was his nephew who came forward in 2007 and put the guitar up for auction add something


Slash (musician) - In 2007, Slash was honored with a star on the Rock Walk of Fame; his name was placed alongside Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix


Described as the first guitar Hendrix set fire to, another of his Stratocasters was sold at an auction for a record price in London two years later in 2008 add something


In 2009, some experts in Hendrix's guitars questioned whether the guitar Boucher bought was in fact an elaborate forgery add something


In 2009, the entire recording entered general circulation within the collecting community add something


In August 2009, Experience Hendrix announced that it had entered a new licensing agreement with Sony Music Entertainment's Legacy Recordings division which would take effect in 2010 add something


Michael Jeffery (manager) - In May 2009 the UK media reported claims by James "Tappy" Wright,that Michael Jeffery had murdered Jimi Hendrix


In 2010, Legacy Recordings and Experience Hendrix LLC launched the 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project, starting with the release of "Valleys of Neptune" in March add something


Remastered in California in December 2010, it includes tracks from the same night's performance by Eric Burdon's War add something


Joe Satriani - In March 2010 Satriani participated with other guitarists in the Experience Hendrix Tribute Tour, performing music written and inspired by Jimi Hendrix


Gold and Goldstein filmed these shows; however, as of 2012, they have not seen an official release add something


Rig information was compiled from a 2012 interview with Jimi's effect guru, Roger Mayer add something


Hendrix's rough demos for a concept album, "Black Gold", are now in the possession of Experience Hendrix LLC, but as of 2013 no official release date has been announced add something


Ed Kuepper - After spending most of 2013 on the road, performing a series of "Solo and By Request" shows, Kuepper released "The Return of the Mail-Order Bridegroom", the second instalment in a "mail-order" series, containing reworked acoustic versions of songs by his former bands The Saints and Laughing Clowns, as well as new versions of his solo material and songs popularised by artists including Jimi Hendrix and The Walker Brothers


JJ Cale - In 2013 Neil Young remarked that of all the musicians he had ever heard, J.J. Cale and Jimi Hendrix were the two best electric guitar players


Mose Allison - His music has influenced many blues and rock artists, including Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, The Yardbirds, John Mayall, J. J. Cale, The Who , and Georgie Fame, who described him, at a concert at the Rose Theatre Kingston on 24 May 2013 as "more important than Bob Dylan"


The United States Postal Service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring Hendrix in 2014 add something


Hugh Cornwell - During at interview with the BBC's David Burns on 31 October 2014, he cited the stripped down three-piece as his preferred musical format, likening it to the classic Jimi Hendrix and Cream formats


On August 21st, 2016, Jimi Hendrix was officially inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan add something


On August 21, 2016, Jimi Hendrix was officially inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame in Dearborn, Michigan add something


The James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix United States Post Office in Renton Highlands near Seattle, about a mile from Hendrix's grave and memorial, was renamed for the musician in 2019 add something