Jimi Hendrix Biography


Jimi Hendrix

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Birth Name: Jimi Hendrix
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: scorpio
Age: 75 Years
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1991 Star on the Walk of Fame for recording, Jimi Hendrix was the renowned rock guitarist from United States. He was also an established singer and songwriter. Though he is dead long time ago, he is still remembered as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music. Jimi who was also known for his Afro and thin mustache was born as Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington, United States of America to Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. He was an American and he was of African, American, Irish and Cherokee descent.

Jimi's love life has been kept secret till now. There is no any information about his married life but there were many rumors about his love affairs. As a result of his love life, he has been father twice.

While he was in Horace Mann Elementary School, Jimi began his interest in music and guitar. There he used to career a broom and used to play it dreaming it to be a guitar. This took an attention of one of his school's social worker. She wrote a letter to the school and also for his father but both of them denied to buy him one. In 1957, while working alongside his father side-job, he found Ukulele but it had only one string. He took it and he began playing several notes in it. In 1961, he convicted a crime for riding in stolen cars and he joined an army instead of serving in the jail. At the end of 1962, he was discharged from army and a year later, he formed a band called the King Kasuals with fellow serviceman Billy Cox. His net worth was said to be around $175 million during his death in 1970.

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Born in Seattle, Washington, United States

1942 27th of November

Jimi who was also known for his Afro and thin mustache was born as Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington, United States of America to Lucille (Jeter) and James Allen Hendrix. He was an American and he was of African, American, Irish and Cherokee descent.

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Found Ukulele in the garbage

1957 27th of November

While he was in Horace Mann Elementary School, Jimi began his interest in music and guitar. In 1957, while working alongside his father side-job, he found Ukulele but it had only one string. He took it and he began playing several notes in it.

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Bought his first acoustic guitar

1958

When he was in Horace Mann Elementary School, he used to career a broom and used to play it dreaming it to be a guitar. This took an attention of one of his school's social worker. She wrote a letter to the school and also for his father but both of them denied to buy him one. He got his first guitar at the age of 15 and he bought it for $5.

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Completed his studies at Washington Junior High School

1958

He received his elementary education from Horace Mann Elementary School. After that he joined Washington Junior High School. He completed his junior High School from there in 1958 and then he joined Garfield High School.

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Joined US Army

1961 31th of May

In 1961, he convicted a crime for riding in stolen cars. He was arrested for this crime and he was ordered to choose two options either to join army or to spend his days in jail. He joined an army instead of serving in the jail.

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Formed a band called the King Kasuals

1963 of September

At the end of 1962, he was discharged from army and a year later, he formed a band called the King Kasuals with fellow serviceman Billy Cox. Cox met him while Jimi was playing guitar at the army club.

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Released their debut album, Are You Experienced

1967 12th of May

At the end of 1966, he formed the musical band The Jimi Hendrix Experience with his fellow mates Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell. With its formation they began recording their debut album and they finally released their debut album, Are You Experienced on May 12th 1967.

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Released their second album, Axis: Bold as Love

1967 1st of December

After their debut studio received well acclaimed all over the United States and United Kingdom they began working in their second album and they finally released it under the title, Axis: Bold as Love at the end of 1967.

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He died

1970 18th of September

One day before he died on 18th of September 1970, he was in London. That day, he spends much of this time with figure skater and painter, Monika Dannemann. At around 11 am, she found him unconscious and unresponsive and she took him to hospital but he was pronounced death at 12:45 pm.

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