James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Hendrix died of barbiturate-related asphyxia in 1970.
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James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music. He was inspired by American rock and roll and electric blues. Hendrix died of barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, in London. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Rolling Stone ranked the band’s three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland, among the 100 greatest albums of all time, and they ranked Hendrix as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of alltime. His father, Al Marshall, was born in Seattle, Washington, and his mother, Lucille Jeter, was African American and one-quarter Cherokee. His paternal grandfather, Bertran Philander Ross Hendrix, was born out of an extramarital affair between a woman named Fanny and a grain merchant from Urbana, Ohio, or Illinois. In 1946, his parents changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix, in honor of his late brother Leon Marshall and his late father’s first wife, Lillian Marshall. He had three children with Lucille, one of whom died in a car crash in 1969. He died of a heart attack in London in 1970. He left behind a wife and three children. He also had a son with Lillian, who died in 1999. He has a daughter with his second wife, Toni, and a son and daughter-in-law with his third wife, Sharon, who both died in 2011.
He leaves behind a son, Michael, and two daughters, Allie and Toni. His son Michael was born on November 27, 1942, in Seattle. His daughter Toni died on March 31, 2011, in a house fire in Seattle; she was buried in a suburb of Seattle. He and his son Michael have a son named James Allen Hendrix who was also born in Washington, D.C., and later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He lived in Clarksville, Tennessee, until he moved to England in 1966. He played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England. He achieved fame in the US after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and in 1968 his third and final studio album, ElectricLadyland, reached number one in the U.S. The double LP was Hendrix’s most commercially successful release and his first and only number one album. In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year. In 1968, Billboard named him the Artist of the year and Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Years. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musicians of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Playernamed him the Rock Guitarist of theyear. He made extensive use of tone-altering effects units in mainstream rock, such as fuzz distortion, Octavia, wah-wah, and Uni-Vibe.