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Biography

Hendrix performing on the Dutch television show Hoepla in 1967

Source: Wikipedia

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

Read more about Jimi Hendrix at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Devon Gilfillian was 14 when he began playing guitar and his father, a popular wedding singer, taught him how to sing. His later influences include Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix. After releasing his debut album, "Black Hole Rainbow," Gilfillian is making his national TV debut on "CBS This ...

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