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Hendrix performing on the Dutch television show Hoepla in 1967

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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".

Fact file

  • Birth name: Johnny Allen Hendrix
  • Born: November 27, 1942 Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Died: September 18, 1970 (aged 27) Kensington, London, England, UK
  • Genres: Psychedelic rock hard rock blues rhythm and blues
  • Occupation(s): Guitarist singer songwriter
  • Instruments: Guitar vocals
  • Years active: 1963–1970
  • Labels: Track Barclay Polydor Reprise Capitol MCA Sony Legacy
  • Associated acts: Jimmy James and the Blue Flames the Jimi Hendrix Experience Band of Gypsys
  • Website: jimihendrix.com

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