Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter who is widely regarded as the greatest and most influential guitarist in rock history. He rose to prominence throughout the world after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and his third and final studio album Electric Ladyland reached number one in the US in 1968; it was Hendrix’s most commercially successful release and his only number-one album. He was the world’s highest-paid performer, and he headlined the Woodstock festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. His 1967 psychedelic rock album Are You Experienced won seven Grammy Awards. Hendrix’s most memorable songs include “Crosstown Traffic”,” “Hey Joe,” “Purple Haze and “The Wind Cries Mary.” Born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to African-American parents Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix, his parents divorced when he was age nine, and his mother died when he was 16. He started playing guitar at age 15. Hendrix died in London from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27. He had two children named Tamika Hendrix and James Daniel Sundquist.
Jimi Hendrix Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 27 November 1942
Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, USA
Date Of Death: 18 September 1970
Death Place: Kensington, London, UK
Cause of Death: Barbiturate overdose
Birth Name: Johnny Allen Hendrix
Nicknames: Jimi, Noize
Full Name: James Marshall Hendrix
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician, Producer
Race/Ethnicity: Black (African-American)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Jimi Hendrix Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 154.5 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 70 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 10″
Height in Meters: 1.78 m
Shoe Size: N/A
Jimi Hendrix Family Details:
Father: James Allen Ross Hendrix (Served in US Army during World War II)
Mother: Lucille Hendrix (Jeter)
Children: James Daniel Sundquist (Son), Tamika Hendrix (Daughter)
Siblings: Leon Hendrix (Brother), Joseph Hendrix(Brother), Kathy Hendrix (Sister), Pamela Hendrix (Sister)
Others: Bertran Philander “Ross” Hendrix (Paternal Grandfather), Zenora “Nora” Rose Moore (Paternal Grandmother), Preston Murice Jeter (Maternal Grandfather), Clarice Jeter (Maternal Grandmother)
Jimi Hendrix Education:
Horace Mann Elementary School
Washington Junior High School
Garfield High School
Jimi Hendrix Facts:
*He was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
*He learned to play guitar as a teenager.
*He was famous his outrageous electric guitar playing skills and his experimental sound.
*The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.
*He was named Greatest Guitarist of all Time by Rolling Stone magazine in 2003.
*He was inspired by American rock and roll and electric blues.
*His career spanned the years between 1963 and 1970.
*He was very close friends with David Nuuhiwa.