101 Facts About Jimi Hendrix

1. Jimi Hendrix worked as a session guitarist under the moniker Jimmy James.

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2. Jimi Hendrix was the first artist to incorporate stereophonic phasing effects in rock music recordings.

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3. Jimi Hendrix applied this technique during the beginning bars of "Little Wing", which allowed him to sustain the root note of chords while playing melody.

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4. Jimi Hendrix can be heard using the effect during his performance at Woodstock and on the Band of Gypsys track "Machine Gun", which prominently features the Uni-vibe along with an Octavia and a Fuzz Face.

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5. Jimi Hendrix can be heard using the effect on "Up from the Skies", "Little Miss Lover", and "Still Raining, Still Dreaming".

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6. Jimi Hendrix used a wah pedal during the opening to "Voodoo Child", creating one of the best-known wah-wah riffs of the classic rock era.

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7. Jimi Hendrix explained: "I went in this jazz joint and had a drink.

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8. Jimi Hendrix boarded an Air India flight for London with Cox, joining Mitchell for a performance as the headlining act of the Isle of Wight Festival.

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9. Jimi Hendrix walked off, and my life was never the same again".

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10. Jimi Hendrix moved into the Hotel Theresa in Harlem, where he befriended Lithofayne Pridgon, known as "Faye", who became his girlfriend.

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11. Jimi Hendrix was the first artist to use stereophonic phasing effects in music recordings.

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12. Jimi Hendrix was one of the first guitarists to make extensive use of tone-altering effects units, such as fuzz tone, Octavia, wah-wah, and Uni-Vibe in mainstream rock.

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13. Jimi Hendrix had to wait until 8:30 am Monday morning to perform because of the rain delays.

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14. Jimi Hendrix was known to have used amphetamines while he was on tour.

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15. Jimi Hendrix took a variety of different kinds of drugs during his lifetime.

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16. Jimi Hendrix was only 27 when he suffocated in 1970 after ingesting wine and sleeping pills in a London hotel.

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17. Jimi Hendrix grabbed electric guitar by the neck and wrestled it into a new era.

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18. In that respect, here are some great Jimi Hendrix quotes to inspire you to fight for your dreams and live your best life.

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19. Jimi Hendrix had a difficult childhood but he still grew to become a rock legend.

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20. On September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 and left a lasting mark on the world of rock music.

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21. In 1992, Jimi Hendrix was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys and in 2003 and 2011 Rolling Stone Magazine named him the Greatest Guitarist of All-Time.

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22. On September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix was found dead in his London hotel room from asphyxiation having ingested red wine and an overdose of sleeping pills.

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23. Jimi Hendrix started his own band in 1966 called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames that frequented bars and venues around the Greenwich Village, New York scene.

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24. Jimi Hendrix gained great fame there and became well known with the most successful and popular musicians such as The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

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25. Jimi Hendrix joined a few small time bands and began to perform with them.

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26. Jimi Hendrix died on September 18, 1970, when he was just 27 years old.

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27. Jimi Hendrix died after choking on his own vomit in a London apartment.

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28. Jimi Hendrix was widely associated with the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD.

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29. In 1968, Jimi Hendrix started tying scarves to his legs and arms.

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30. On September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix was found dead in a basement of the Samarkand Hotel in London.

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31. Jimi Hendrix agreed, and he left after only a year of service.

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32. On May 31, 1962 Jimi Hendrix's officers thought it would be best for him to leave the army because he caused too much trouble.

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33. Jimi Hendrix chose the army and on May 31, 1961 was sent to Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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34. Jimi Hendrix finished middle school but did not graduate from his high school, Garfield High School.

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35. Jimi Hendrix was a major influence on other rock and roll musicians.

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36. Jimi Hendrix went on and formed his first band, the Velvetones.

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37. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942.

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38. Jimi Hendrix would often reference comic book characters when talking with friends.

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39. Jimi Hendrix was caught in stolen cars on two occasions when he was growing up.

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40. Jimi Hendrix left half the master tapes of their second album 'Axis: Bold As Love' in a taxi.

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41. Jimi Hendrix recorded his guitar work backwards as well as forwards for the title track on 'Are You Experienced'.

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42. Jimi Hendrix wrote an elaborate thirty-three-page screenplay for a movie he titled \u201cMoon Dust.

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43. At the party, Jimi Hendrix complained to Kameron about business problems, ate some food, and took at least one amphetamine tablet.

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44. On September 11, 1970, Jimi Hendrix gave his final interview in his suite at the Cumberland Hotel in London, where he talked with Keith Altham, a journalist for Record Mirror.

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45. Jimi Hendrix was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and honored with a 1993 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award as his record sales, influence, and popularity continued undiminished into the twenty-first century among several generations of admirers.

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46. Jimi Hendrix was rushed to St Mary Abbotts Hospital, where he went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at 12:45 pm on September 18, 1970, at the age of twenty-seven.

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47. Jimi Hendrix was in the apartment of girlfriend Monika Dannemann after dinner and late drinking, where he took some sleeping tablets before going to bed.

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48. Jimi Hendrix received good news in December 1969 when he was cleared of drug possession charges in Toronto.

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49. Jimi Hendrix contacted old friends Billy Cox and Larry Lee, formed a new group called Gypsy Sun and Rainbows, convinced Mitchell to stay on, and added percussionists Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez.

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50. Jimi Hendrix used numerous musicians, full studio technical capabilities, spent huge sums for studio time, and finished it in October 1968.

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51. Jimi Hendrix was voted the best musician in the world that year by Melody Maker, the top British music journal.

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52. Jimi Hendrix was more than ready to make a move and accepted the offer made by Chandler.

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53. Jimi Hendrix began to investigate the predominantly white music scene centered in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan, gained inspiration to sing his own songs, and in summer 1966 formed a group and a new stage name, as Jimmy James and the Blue Flames.

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54. Jimi Hendrix decided to leave the Isleys when they performed in Nashville and reunited briefly with old friends and colleagues.

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55. Jimi Hendrix received an honorable discharge from the army in summer 1962.

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56. Jimi Hendrix was sent to Fort Ord, California for basic training but could not bring his guitar.

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57. Jimi Hendrix continued to lose interest in academics and dropped out of Garfield High School in October 1960, only a few months before graduation.

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58. Jimi Hendrix finally settled on Mitch Mitchell on drums with Billy Cox on bass.

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59. In 1969 Jimi Hendrix performed at the Woodstock Festival, the only black performer of his time to penetrate the largely white world of hard and psychedelic rock.

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60. Jimi Hendrix went next with the lineup of Cox and Mitchell for the Isle of Wight Festival and his final performance at the Isle of Fehmarn in West Germany on September 6, 1970.

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61. Jimi Hendrix hit New York in 1964, changing his name to Jimmy James and fronting his own band called the Blue Flames.

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62. Jimi Hendrix teamed with Cox in the King Kasuals, providing support for performers including Slim Harpo and Nappy Brown.

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63. Jimi Hendrix picked up the guitar at age eleven and was playing with local rock groups as a teenager in his hometown of Seattle, Washington.

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64. In 1999 Al Jimi Hendrix published My Son Jimi, a biography of his son's family life.

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65. Jimi Hendrix was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

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66. Jimi Hendrix tried to expand his musical range on Electric Ladyland, an album he had complete control over, and that was the greatest achievement of his brief recording career.

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67. In 1969 Jimi Hendrix appeared at the famed Woodstock festival in New York state, where his performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner"—complete with apocalyptic guitar noise—captured the anguish of the Vietnam War era and became a legend and a vital component of every time-capsule summary of the period.

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68. Jimi Hendrix was pleased, especially with If 6 Was 9, "I adore it.

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69. Jimi Hendrix wanted to offer some material to mark Christmas and a new decade.

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70. Jimi Hendrix had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the musical roots on which the cutting-edge rock of his time was based, but, thanks to his years on the road with the likes of Little Richard and the Isley Brothers, he had hands-on experience of the cultural and social worlds in which those roots had developed and a great admiration for the work of Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and the Yardbirds.

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71. In 1992 Jimi Hendrix was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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72. Jimi Hendrix rapidly established himself as one of the hottest guitarists in town.

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73. In 2016, the London flat where Jimi Hendrix really began his career was restored to what it would have looked like when Jimi lived there from 1968 to 1969 and reopened as a museum.

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74. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle on November 27, 1942 as John Allen Hendrix.

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75. Jimi Hendrix died in London from drug-related complications on September 18, 1970, at the age of 27.

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76. In 1969, Jimi Hendrix performed at another legendary musical event: the Woodstock Festival.

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77. Jimi Hendrix was an incredibly talented guitarist, and an equally brilliant sound engineer.

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78. Jimi Hendrix experimented with a wide range of amps so don't limit yourself to only considering Marshalls.

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79. Jimi Hendrix made a deal with Sunn Amps after the Monterey Pop Festival that they should supply the Experience with equipment for five years in exchange for his input on development.

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80. In 1968 Jimi Hendrix had agreed to a 5 year endorsement contract with Sunn amplifiers.

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81. Jimi Hendrix used this guitar at the Miami Pop Festival in 1968.

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82. Jimi Hendrix worked intensively on songs for his fourth studio LP at his newly completed Electric Lady Studio complex, in New York, during the summer of 1970.

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83. Jimi Hendrix had begged his father to send his guitar to him while in the army; post-services, he paid his dues the hard way: initially moving to Clarksville with Cox and forming a band called The King Kasuals.

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84. Jimi Hendrix is, perhaps, one of the greatest "What if's" in rock history.

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85. Jimi Hendrix was born when the sun, Mercury and Venus were in the passionate and adventurous fire sign of Sagittarius.

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86. Jimi Hendrix engages in an intense guitar solo while performing at the Isle of Wight festival in the UK in 1970.

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87. Jimi Hendrix wears a colorful cape and forest green pants while performing on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969.

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88. Jimi Hendrix poses for a portrait in 1966 in London, England, dressed in a deep blue velvet suit and a matching silk satin bow blouse.

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89. Jimi Hendrix utilized the Uni-Vibe, which was designed to simulate the modulation effects of a rotating Leslie speaker by providing a rich phasing sound that could be manipulated with a speed control pedal.

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90. Jimi Hendrix consistently used a Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face and a Vox wah pedal during recording sessions and live performances, but he experimented with other guitar effects.

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91. On May 3, 1969, while Jimi Hendrix was passing through customs at Toronto International Airport, authorities detained him after finding a small amount of what they suspected to be heroin and hashish in his luggage.

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92. In July 1962, after Jimi Hendrix was discharged from the US Army, he entered a small club in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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93. Jimi Hendrix decided that they would record the LP, Band of Gypsys, during two live appearances.

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94. Jimi Hendrix met singer Rosa Lee Brooks while staying at the Wilcox Hotel in Hollywood, and she invited him to participate in a recording session for her single, which included the Arthur Lee penned "My Diary" as the A-side, and "Utee" as the B-side.

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95. Jimi Hendrix toured with the Isleys during much of 1964, but near the end of October, after growing tired of playing the same set every night, he left the band.

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96. In March 1964, Jimi Hendrix recorded the two-part single "Testify" with the Isley Brothers.

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97. In February 1964, Jimi Hendrix won first prize in the Apollo Theater amateur contest.

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98. Jimi Hendrix had watched Butch Snipes play with his teeth in Seattle and by now Alphonso 'Baby Boo' Young, the other guitarist in the band, was performing this guitar gimmick.

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99. The first tune Jimi Hendrix learned to play was the television theme "Peter Gunn".

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100. In 1958, Jimi Hendrix completed his studies at Washington Junior High School and began attending, but did not graduate from, Garfield High School.

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101. Jimi Hendrix was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously.

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