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James Marshall Hendrix was an American musician, songwriter and singer, (born by the name Johnny Allen Hendrix on 27th November 1942). He has been acclaimed as one of the most important musicians of the 20th century and being among the most influential guitarists in pop music history. Rolling Stone ranked Hendrix as the 6th greatest artist and the greatest guitarist of all time.
Though he had a short mainstream career of roughly four years, Jimi Hendrix’s music was quite influential to consequent artists of popular music. His first commercial success came when he was playing with the band ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience’ in European countries. His popularity in the United States then followed after his stunning act at the Monterey Festival in 1967. Some of his other great performances included Woodstock Festival (1969) and later on in 1970 at the Isle of Wight Festival. His posthumous studio albums ‘Electric Layland’, ‘Axis: Bold as Love’ and ‘Are You Experienced’ were ranked among the 100 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Hendrix was also well known for his sense of fashion and his Dylan-esque hairstyle.
Hendrix assisted in the popularization of the famous wahwah pedal in rock and was also the pioneer in experimenting with the now famous stereophonic phasing in music recording. He received several awards in his music career but the major awards came many years after his demise. The band ‘the Jimi Hendrix Experience’ was eventually inducted into the Hall of Fame of UK Music in 2005 and into the US Hall of Fame of Rock and Roll in 1992.
Hendrix cited influences from the rock and roll genre that he listened to growing up during the 1950s. He cited artists such as Elmore James and Muddy waters as being some of the great influences in his music career.
Hendrix died on September 15 1970 of drug related causes which led to his grouping in the 27 Club, a group of 1960s rock stars who died at the age of 27 due to drug related causes.