41 Facts About Richard Hendrix

1. Richard 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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2. Richard 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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3. Richard 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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4. Richard Hendrix received good news in December 1969 when he was cleared of drug possession charges in Toronto.

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5. Richard 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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6. Richard Hendrix used numerous musicians, full studio technical capabilities, spent huge sums for studio time, and finished it in October 1968.

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

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

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9. Richard 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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10. Richard Hendrix decided to leave the Isleys when they performed in Nashville and reunited briefly with old friends and colleagues.

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11. Richard Hendrix received an honorable discharge from the army in summer 1962.

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

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13. Richard 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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14. In 1946, Al Richard Hendrix changed his son's name to James Marshall Hendrix.

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15. Richard Hendrix finally settled on Mitch Mitchell on drums with Billy Cox on bass.

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16. In 1969 Richard 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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17. Richard 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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18. Richard Hendrix harnessed the feedback whereas others had barely been able to control it.

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19. Richard 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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20. Richard Hendrix teamed with Cox in the King Kasuals, providing support for performers including Slim Harpo and Nappy Brown.

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21. Richard 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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22. In 1999 Al Richard Hendrix published My Son Jimi, a biography of his son's family life.

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23. Richard 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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24. In 1969 Richard 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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25. In 1992 Richard Hendrix was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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26. Richard Hendrix rapidly established himself as one of the hottest guitarists in town.

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27. Richard Hendrix was drafted by the Golden State Warriors with 49th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft.

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28. Richard Hendrix attained his bachelor's degree in Public Relations during his 3 years at "The Capstone.

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29. Richard Hendrix finished his career 92 double-doubles, nine triple doubles, and two quadruple doubles.

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30. Richard Hendrix explains: "The Smiths appeared at the Guild Hall on October 27, 1986.

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31. Richard Hendrix says: "The Blackpool show was what might be termed a 'classic' Smiths show and some of the evening's excitement can be heard on a bootleg recording of it.

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32. Richard Hendrix says: 'They played Lancashire four times in total, book-ended by an appearance at Blackburn's Glum Club when they were just starting out and by one of their very last and shortest ever appearances as a band, at the Guild Hall in Preston before they suddenly and unexpectedly split up as a band.

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33. Richard Hendrix is hoping to track down people who were at any Smiths show but in particular the four shows they played in Lancashire in the brief lifespan of the band.

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34. Richard Hendrix explains: 'The Smiths are a much loved band who defined indie music with their fabulous songs and Morrissey's intriguing lyrics.

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35. On July 23, 2015, Richard Hendrix signed a one-year deal with Spanish club Unicaja.

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36. On June 30, 2010 Richard Hendrix signed a two-year contract with EuroLeague contenders Tel Aviv.

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37. Richard Hendrix was awarded the ACB Rising Star Award as the best newcomer in the Spanish league.

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38. Richard Hendrix was selected as a two-time Parade All-American and as a participant in the 2005 McDonald's All-American Boys Game.

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39. Richard Hendrix was named 5A Player of the Year and selected as Alabama Mr Basketball in 2005.

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40. Richard Hendrix was raised in Athens, Alabama, born the son of two educators.

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41. Richard Hendrix was drafted with 49th pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.

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