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Jimmy Rock music emerged during the mid-1950s to become the major popular musical form of young audiences in the United States and Western Europe Its stylistic scope is too broad to be encompassed by any single definition the only feature common to all rock music is a heavy emphasis on the beat Rock n Roll 1950-62 The primary source of rock n roll was rhythm and blues an idiom popular among black audiences that combined elements of urban blues in the structure vocal style and use of amplified guitar gospel music in the piano accompaniments and vocal harmonizing and jazz in the saxophone solos Had rock guitarist Jimmy Hendrix not died of complications from a drug overdose on Sept 18 1970 at the age of 27 theres no doubt he would have continued to contribute great works of art not only in the pop world but also in the jazz realm At the time of his death he was preparing to collaborate with Miles Davis who was fascinated with his searing music Hendrix was born in Seattle on Nov 27 1942 A fan of Muddy Waters Elmore James BB King and Chuck Berry Hendrix developed a guitar style steeped in the blues yet laced with gritty electricity In his early career he performed with the Isley Brothers Little Richard and King Curtis but seared his name into rock history when he formed the Jimmy Hendrix Experience with the volcanic Philly Joe Jones-influenced Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass Hendrixs singular timeless guitar style of sonic tremors churnings squeals shivers and crunches made him one of the emulated guitarists of the rock era Given his god-like stature its amazing that Hendrix released only four albums during his lifetime Are You Experienced released in 1967 is arguably one of the great rock recordings of all time Hendrixs second album Axis Bold As Love showcases the guitarist exploring a broader sonic range especially on
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