Jimi Hendrix Accomplishments

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Born to be a rockstar, Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 to African American parents James “Al” and Lucille Hendrix. At a young age, Jimi was sent to live with his relatives when his mother was struggling from alcoholism, and his dad was serving in WWII. His father returned from war in 1945, took Jimi back, and divorced from his wife. At age 13, Al taught Jimi how to play the acoustic guitar. After dropping out of high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, but was soon discharged after he broke his ankle during base training. Being a sideman was not ideal for Hendrix, so he moved to New York to pursue a break in the music business. When in New York, Jimi discovered Greenwich Village where he started taking drugs, marijuana, pep pills, and cocaine.…show more content…
Jimi was the guitarist and main singer, Noel Redding played bass, and Mitch Mitchell played drums. After releasing his first album, and following The Who at a concert, Jimi released his first two albums. The albums were called “Are you Experienced?” and “Axis: Bold as Love.” In late 1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience released “Electric Ladyland,” their best selling album. Noel Redding left the band in 1969, reuniting Jimi and one of his service mates in the army, Billy Cox. After a big gig at Woodstock music festival, Jimi formed a new band with Buddy Miles playing drums, and Cox on the bass. His last albums were “The Band of Gypsys,” and “Cry of
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