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Jimi Hendrix Major Accomplishments

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Jimi Hendrix is one of the most important and influential African-American musicians to date. Not only was he an incredibly skilled and talented guitarist he was an extremely intelligent man with a discerning outlook on live. His innovative electric guitar playing skills enraptured audiences everywhere, being described as the most talented rock musicians of the sixties. Jimi also brought a new sound to the rock and roll genre, pioneering the use of working an instrument as an electric sound source. Born November 27, 1942 Jimi was the oldest of five other siblings. He took an attachment to music at a very young age, taking inspiration from many of the biggest artist at the time. His passion for music was so strong he would strum a broom imagining it as if it were a guitar. Around the age of sixteen his father purchased him his first five-dollar acoustic guitar. Shortly after, he joined his first band named ‘The Velvetones’ but,subsequently he quit to pursue his own interests The adjoingingtummer his father …show more content…

Being the army unfortunately, did not last long for Jimi due to a parachute accident which injured his ankle. After this he began blossoming in his music career, playing several gigs with other musical oppositions such as, Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, the Isley Brothers, and Little Richard. He shortly than after formed a band named the ‘Jimi Hendrix Experience’ with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. Their first album ‘Are You Experienced’ was an instant success and is known as being one of the most popular rock albums of all time. His guitar skills expanded, extending to be able to play the guitar backwards, upside down, and with his teeth.His live performances were also extronadiantry one being were he burned his guitar during a show. His explanation was that “the time I burned my guitar, it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice what you love; I love my

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