Johnny Allen Hendrix, then
James Marshall Hendrix
November 27, 1942
Seattle, Washington, USA
September 18, 1970
London, England, UK
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Soul
Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame
The guitar master
Jimi Hendrix largely contributed to the
impact of electric guitar on levels never reached before by other musicians.
He was one of the first to maximize his amplifier by using distortion to a
large scale, making it even the heart of his music.
He could play as much blues as rock n'
roll, funk or free jazz, but always in a completely single way making him
build his own style. He is recognizable very easily among any other
musicians by his simple way of playing guitar.
According to several, Jimi Hendrix is the
best guitarist of all time. Anyway, his special creativity, his technique
and his effects transformed forever the sound of rock n' roll. In spite of
his too short career, he left an indelible trace in the history of music.
In addition to his huge talent, his
charisma on stage allowed him to offer some of the greatest performances in
concert in the world of rock. His presence to the festivals of Woodstock and
Monterey remain classic ones, 30 years later.
His premature death at the age of only 27
upset the world of music in 1970, but we still miss him today when we think
of all he could have offered us in the following years.
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