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Jimi Hendrix the greatest guitarist in rock history revolutionizedthe sound of rock In 1967 the Jimi Hendrix Experience rocked the nationwith their first album Are You Experienced Hendrixs life was cut shortby the tragedy of drugs in 1970 when he was only twenty seven years oldIn these three years the sound of rock changed greatly and Hendrixsguitar playing was a major influence Jimi was born in Seattle Washingtonon November 27 1942 As a young boy whenever the chance came Jimi wouldtry to play along with his R B records However music was not his lifelong dream At first the army was In the late 1950s Hendrix enlisted inthe 101st Airborne Division After sustaining a back injury during a jumphe received a medical discharge After his army career came to an abruptend he decided to go into the music field By this time he had become anaccomplished guitarist and was soon to become known as the greatestguitarist ever Stambler pg 290 However he did not start out at thetop Jimi started out playing as part of the back-up for small time R Bgroups It did not take long before his work was in demand with some of thebest known artists in the field such as BB King Ike and Tina TurnerSolomon Burke Jackie Wilson Littler Richard Wilson Pickett and KingCurtis Clifford pg 181 Using the name Jimmy James he toured with abunch of R B shows including six months as a member of James BrownsFamous Flames Stambler pg 290 At the Cafe Wha in New York in 1966Hendrix decided to try singing Jimi lucked out when a man by the name ofCharles Chas Chandler from Eric Burdons Animals heard him at the cluband thought he was sensational When Chas heard him again later that yearhe talked Jimi into moving to England where he would really get the chanceto start his career Stambler pg 290 Along with Chas Hendrixauditioned some musicians to complete the
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