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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.

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Body Measurements
Height1.78 m, 5′10″ (feet & inches)
Weight70 kg, 154.5 pounds
Shoe Size (US)11
Body ShapeUnknown

Jimi Hendrix Inspirational Quotes

Music is my religion.

Jimi Hendrix

It all has to come from inside, though, I guess.

Jimi Hendrix

It’s funny how most people love the dead, once you’re dead, you’re made for life.

Jimi Hendrix

I try to use my music to move these people to act.

Jimi Hendrix

We have time, there’s no big rush.

Jimi Hendrix