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When most people think of some of the worlds most influential musicians Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain come to mind The musical talents these men possessed and the contributions that both made to the musical world continue to influence people today The lives of Hendrix and Cobain were similar in many ways James Marshall Jimi Hendrix born Johnny Allen Hendrix was born in Seattle Washington on November 27 1942 When he was young he experienced two traumatic events that affected him deeply His parents divorced when he was nine and a few years later his mother died After these events he became more interested in music his first instrument was a ukulele and then he acquired an acoustic guitar which he taught himself to play After a few months of playing he realized that he would not be very successful in a band with an acoustic so he purchased an electric guitar The electric guitar brought him more success and he played many gigs and played with many bands After failures with other bands he formed his own band the Jimi Hendrix Experience he was both the lead guitarist and vocalist for the band After the Jimi Hendrix Experience broke up he became a part of a larger ensemble called Gypsy Sun and Rainbows He performed with this band at Woodstock in 1969 and in 1970 the ensemble downsized to a trio now called the Band of Gypsys His time with the Band of Gypsys was short-lived though because he reformed the Jimi Hendrix experience in 1970 The band stayed together until Hendrixs death on September 18 1970 when he was 27 years old Hendrix had problems with drugs throughout his musical career and they ultimately lead to his death he overdosed on drugs and choked on his own vomit Hendrix was very influential to the young people of his time so his death affected many Hendrix paved the way for many of todays musicians
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