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Jimi Hendrix (1942 - 1970)

Passionate about rock and blues music from an early age, Jimi Hendrix begins playing the guitar at 15. At the beginning of the 1960s, he performs as a guitarist alongside popular performers such as Ike and Tina Turner or Percy Sledge who rapidly get rid of the exuberant musician who already sees himself as a band leader. Therefore, in 1966, he founds his first group, Jimmy James and the Blueflames before The Jimi Hendrix Experience that earns recognition in Europe before a phenomenal breakthrough in his native country where he mesmerizes the public - in particular during a legendary act at the Woodstock festival and an ironic Star Spangled Banner interpretation - with his outrageous stage performances and his unique electric approach on the guitar he originally plays left handed. The brilliant showman who believed music was his religion nonetheless, like many artists of his generation, had a dangerous relationship with drugs and success and died from a sleeping pill overdose, thus adding a new member to the cruel 27 Club.

Tags / Jimi Hendrix - American Singer - Music - Guitar - Electric - 1970s - It Men - Icon - Rock
Chris Walter, Jimi Henrdix smoking, 1968
Chris Walter, Jimi Henrdix smoking, 1968
Jimi Hendrix during soundcheck at the Monterey Pop Festival by Jim Marshall, 1969
Jimi Hendrix during soundcheck at the Monterey Pop Festival by Jim Marshall, 1969
Jimi Hendrix during soundcheck at the Monterey Pop Festival, 1969
Jimi Hendrix during soundcheck at the Monterey Pop Festival, 1969
Jimi Hendrix by Dominque Tarlé, London, 1969
Jimi Hendrix by Dominque Tarlé, London, 1969
Jimi Hendrix, London’s Royal Albert Hall, February 24, 1969
Jimi Hendrix, London’s Royal Albert Hall, February 24, 1969
Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger, London, 1967
Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger, London, 1967
Jimi Hendrix and The Who, 1960s
Jimi Hendrix and The Who, 1960s
Jimi Hendrix and friends, December 10, 1969
Jimi Hendrix and friends, December 10, 1969
Jimi Hendrix and his road manager Eric Barrett arrive at Heathrow Airport on the way to the Isle of Wight Festival., August 27, 1970
Jimi Hendrix and his road manager Eric Barrett arrive at Heathrow Airport on the way to the Isle of Wight Festival., August 27, 1970
Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger in New York, 1969
Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger in New York, 1969
Jimi Hendrix at Isle of Wight Festival, September 18, 1970
Jimi Hendrix at Isle of Wight Festival, September 18, 1970
Jimi Hendrix at Newport Pop Festival, June 20, 1969
Jimi Hendrix at Newport Pop Festival, June 20, 1969
Jimi Hendrix at the Filmore East by Ken Regan, March 1968
Jimi Hendrix at the Filmore East by Ken Regan, March 1968
Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967
Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey International Pop Festival, 1967
Jimi Hendrix backstage at Falkoner Centret in Copenhagen on May 21, 1967. Photo by Person / Redferns
Jimi Hendrix backstage at Falkoner Centret in Copenhagen on May 21, 1967. Photo by Person / Redferns
Jimi Hendrix by Baron Wolman, San Francisco, 1967
Jimi Hendrix by Baron Wolman, San Francisco, 1967
Jimi Hendrix by Baron Wolman
Jimi Hendrix by Baron Wolman
Jimi Hendrix by Dieter Klar, 1970
Jimi Hendrix by Dieter Klar, 1970
Jimi Hendrix by Gered Mankowitz, London, 1967
Jimi Hendrix by Gered Mankowitz, London, 1967
Jimi Hendrix by Linda McCartney, 1967
Jimi Hendrix by Linda McCartney, 1967
 Jimi Hendrix on stage by Marc Sharratt
Jimi Hendrix on stage by Marc Sharratt
Jimi Hendrix by Michael Ochs , 1966
Jimi Hendrix by Michael Ochs , 1966
Jimi Hendrix in 1967. Photo by Niemeier/K & K / Redferns
Jimi Hendrix in 1967. Photo by Niemeier/K & K / Redferns
Jimi Hendrix by Michael Ochs, 1970
Jimi Hendrix by Michael Ochs, 1970
Jimi Hendrix in a Room Full of Mirrors, 1969
Jimi Hendrix in a Room Full of Mirrors, 1969
Jimi Hendrix on stage, late 1960s
Jimi Hendrix on stage, late 1960s
Jimi Hendrix in London by Jan Olofsson
Jimi Hendrix in London by Jan Olofsson
Jimi Hendrix live at Isle of Wight by Chris Walker, 1970
Jimi Hendrix live at Isle of Wight by Chris Walker, 1970
Jimi Hendrix live at the Royal Albert Hall in London, 1969
Jimi Hendrix live at the Royal Albert Hall in London, 1969
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock, August 1969. Photo by Allan Koss
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock, August 1969. Photo by Allan Koss
Jimi Hendrix on stage at the Olympia by Pierre Fournier, Paris, France, January 7, 1968
Jimi Hendrix on stage at the Olympia by Pierre Fournier, Paris, France, January 7, 1968
Jimi Hendrix on stage by Shepard Sherbell, August 15, 1970
Jimi Hendrix on stage by Shepard Sherbell, August 15, 1970
Jimi Hendrix Performing at the Hollywood Bowl by Henry Diltz, 1967
Jimi Hendrix Performing at the Hollywood Bowl by Henry Diltz, 1967
Jimi Hendrix performing in New York City in 1969. Photo by Linda McCartney
Jimi Hendrix performing in New York City in 1969. Photo by Linda McCartney
Jimi Hendrix photographed by Chris Walter, 1966
Jimi Hendrix photographed by Chris Walter, 1966
Jimi Hendrix photographed by Colin Beard, 1960s
Jimi Hendrix photographed by Colin Beard, 1960s
Jimi Hendrix in a restaurant by Jean-Noël Coghe, Brussels, March 6, 1967
Jimi Hendrix in a restaurant by Jean-Noël Coghe, Brussels, March 6, 1967
Jimi Hendrix and policemen backstage at Civic Audtorium by Michael Ochs, October 26, 1968
Jimi Hendrix and policemen backstage at Civic Audtorium by Michael Ochs, October 26, 1968
Jimi Hendrix photographed for the insertposter for the album Electric Ladyland, by Donald Silverstein, London, 1968
Jimi Hendrix photographed for the insertposter for the album Electric Ladyland, by Donald Silverstein, London, 1968
Jimi Hendrix playing at Hollywood bowl by Henry Diltz, September 19, 1968
Jimi Hendrix playing at Hollywood bowl by Henry Diltz, September 19, 1968
Jimi Hendrix receiving an award for most popular male singer, September 21, 1967
Jimi Hendrix receiving an award for most popular male singer, September 21, 1967
Jimi Hendrix with Curtis Knight and the Squires by Michael Ochs, 1965
Jimi Hendrix with Curtis Knight and the Squires by Michael Ochs, 1965
Jimi Hendrix, backstage at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, backstage at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, backstage at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, backstage at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon, Noel Redding backstage at Olympia, France, February 5, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Eric Burdon, Noel Redding backstage at Olympia, France, February 5, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East by Eliott Landy, NYC, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East by Eliott Landy, NYC, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East by Eliott Landy, NYC, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East by Eliott Landy, NYC, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East by Eliott Landy, NYC, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East by Eliott Landy, NYC, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East by Eliott Landy, NYC, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Fillmore East by Eliott Landy, NYC, 1968
Jimi Hendrix, Michelle Phillips, and Mama Cass by Henry Diltz, c. 1967
Jimi Hendrix, Michelle Phillips, and Mama Cass by Henry Diltz, c. 1967
Jimi Hendrix, Michelle Phillips, and Mama Cass by Henry Diltz, c. 1967
Jimi Hendrix, Michelle Phillips, and Mama Cass by Henry Diltz, c. 1967
Jimi Hendrix, Press Conference, on top of Pan Am building, NYC, 1968. Photo by Elliott Landy
Jimi Hendrix, Press Conference, on top of Pan Am building, NYC, 1968. Photo by Elliott Landy
Jimi Hendrix, Press Conference, on top of Pan Am building, NYC, 1968. Photo by Elliott Landy
Jimi Hendrix, Press Conference, on top of Pan Am building, NYC, 1968. Photo by Elliott Landy
Jimi Hendrix, Press Conference, on top of Pan Am building, NYC, 1968. Photo by Elliott Landy
Jimi Hendrix, Press Conference, on top of Pan Am building, NYC, 1968. Photo by Elliott Landy
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock, August 1969
Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock, August 1969
Jimi Henrdix backstage at the Monterey Pop Festival by Henry Diltz, June 1, 1967
Jimi Henrdix backstage at the Monterey Pop Festival by Henry Diltz, June 1, 1967
Jimi Henrdix on stage by Peter Tarnoff, June 27, 1970
Jimi Henrdix on stage by Peter Tarnoff, June 27, 1970
Jimi Henrdix performing at the Isle Of Wight, by Chris Walter,  August 1970
Jimi Henrdix performing at the Isle Of Wight, by Chris Walter, August 1970
Jimi Henrix live at Waikiki Shell, Hawaii, June 1, 1969
Jimi Henrix live at Waikiki Shell, Hawaii, June 1, 1969
Jimi Hendrix playing at the Santa Clara Pop Festival, May 1969
Jimi Hendrix playing at the Santa Clara Pop Festival, May 1969
Portrait of Jimi Hendrix, 1960s
Portrait of Jimi Hendrix, 1960s
Joan Baez and Jimi Hendrix, August 29, 1968
Joan Baez and Jimi Hendrix, August 29, 1968
Jimi Hendrix by Linda McCartney
Jimi Hendrix by Linda McCartney
Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix, and Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Heathrow Airport, London, 1967
Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix, and Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience), Heathrow Airport, London, 1967
Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop Festival. 1967
Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix at Monterey Pop Festival. 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience backstage in 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience backstage in 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience by Alan Pappe, 1968
The Jimi Hendrix Experience by Alan Pappe, 1968
The Jimi Hendrix Experience for Rolling Stone Magazine, c. 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience for Rolling Stone Magazine, c. 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967. Photo by Keeman / Redferns
The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967. Photo by Keeman / Redferns
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience press conference on top of Pan Am building by Elliott Landy, NYC, 1968
The Jimi Hendrix Experience press conference on top of Pan Am building by Elliott Landy, NYC, 1968
The Jimi Hendrix Experience on stage, Joshua Light Show, Fillmore East, NYC, 1968. Photo by Elliott Landy
The Jimi Hendrix Experience on stage, Joshua Light Show, Fillmore East, NYC, 1968. Photo by Elliott Landy
Wilson Pickett and Jimi Hendrix, 1966
Wilson Pickett and Jimi Hendrix, 1966
Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock Festival, August 1969
Buddy Miles and Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock Festival, August 1969
The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967. GAB Archive / Redferns
The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967. GAB Archive / Redferns
Michael Ochs, The Jimi Hendrix Experience with naked girls, Bekersfield, 1968
Michael Ochs, The Jimi Hendrix Experience with naked girls, Bekersfield, 1968
Portrait of Jimi Hendrix, 1960s
Portrait of Jimi Hendrix, 1960s
Portrait of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, London Airport, October 1968
Portrait of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, London Airport, October 1968
Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar, Monterey Festival, June 1967
Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar, Monterey Festival, June 1967
Portrait of Jimi Hendrix in studio, c. 1967
Portrait of Jimi Hendrix in studio, c. 1967
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