Jimi Hendrix: Widely considered to be the most influential electric guitarist in rock and roll history. Hendrix is known for “Are You Experienced”, his rendition of “All Along the Watchtower” by Dylan, and his version of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, and many others. Hendrix was one of the first artists to pioneer the use of feedback effects and signal processing with his music in the studio. Many rock and roll Icons that have come to prominence after him owe their stature to his pioneering…
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Jimi Hendrix: wasn't crazy about his singing, but the man sure could play guitar. Whether I actually liked what he played is immaterial. I acknowledge his virtuosity on the instrument and his showmanship that garnered him his legion of fans then and now
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The Death of Jimi Hendrix, September 1970 - age Cause of death : suffocation, due to inhalation of vomit/possible drug O.D. or suicide. "When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild, and freak out an' do anything they wanna do."
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