November 27 – Happy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix

Posted on November 27, 2014

Despite the fact that Jimi Hendrix was a well known musician for just four years before his accidental death cut short his career, he is still seen as one of the most important and influential electric guitarists in history!

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes Jimi Hendrix as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”! 

Born in Seattle, Washington, on this date in 1942, Hendrix began playing the guitar at age 15.

After a brief stint in the U.S. Army, Hendrix began to work as a professional musician in both the U.S. and the U.K. Soon he reached star status, with Number 1 albums and headlining festivals such as Woodstock.

It's so tragic that misuse (or overuse?) of drugs killed this brilliant musician when he was just 27 years old!

  • Do you recognize the song Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock? (The first half of the video.) 

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Anniversary of the invention of the friction match 

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