History Music / JimiHendrix

31st Dec '15 9:38:14 PM Jeduthun
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* SincerestFormOfFlattery: Try to find a rock guitarist, any rock guitarist, whose style of playing doesn't owe something to Hendrix. We'll wait. --> "There are two kinds of guitar players: those who'll admit to being influenced by Hendrix, and liars." óBilly Cox
29th Oct '15 6:08:22 PM nombretomado
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* SeriousBusiness: His songs and likeness were the most difficult to license for GuitarHero: World Tour, and part of the deal was that it would be impossible to use his characters to play songs he didn't sing. Even before then, the original Guitar Hero had a cover version of "Spanish Castle Magic" that had to be an instrumental, because even Jimi's voice is serious business to his estate. However, Hendrix was finally brought to the series in Lego Rock Band, with "Fire" appearing as it's full, original studio version with vocals and no sign of Jimi himself (Lego or otherwise) in sight. Later, the entire contents of "Axis: Bold as Love" album came to the RockBand Music Store.
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* SeriousBusiness: His songs and likeness were the most difficult to license for GuitarHero: ''VideoGame/GuitarHero: World Tour, Tour'', and part of the deal was that it would be impossible to use his characters to play songs he didn't sing. Even before then, the original Guitar Hero had a cover version of "Spanish Castle Magic" that had to be an instrumental, because even Jimi's voice is serious business to his estate. However, Hendrix was finally brought to the series in Lego Rock Band, with "Fire" appearing as it's full, original studio version with vocals and no sign of Jimi himself (Lego or otherwise) in sight. Later, the entire contents of "Axis: Bold as Love" album came to the RockBand Music Store.
28th Oct '15 12:42:33 PM kyeo
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* SmallNameBigEgo: Not Hendrix but Noel Redding, whose insistence that his (vastly inferior) songs deserved as much prominence as Hendrix's got him booted from the band. There was a reason it wasn't called The Noel Redding Experience...
2nd Sep '15 5:50:08 PM Hossmeister
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Two of his most famous performances are "Purple Haze" and his cover of the BobDylan classic "All Along The Watchtower". He listed listed as the greatest guitarist of all time on Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime list of 100 greatest guitarists]].
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Two of his most famous performances are "Purple Haze" and his cover of the BobDylan classic "All Along The Watchtower". He listed is listed as the greatest guitarist of all time on Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime list of 100 greatest guitarists]].
2nd Sep '15 5:49:36 PM Hossmeister
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Two of his most famous performances are "Purple Haze" and his cover of the BobDylan classic "All Along The Watchtower".
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Two of his most famous performances are "Purple Haze" and his cover of the BobDylan classic "All Along The Watchtower". Watchtower". He listed listed as the greatest guitarist of all time on Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime list of 100 greatest guitarists]].
14th Jul '15 7:12:37 AM Llygodenfawr
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James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (1942-1970) was an American musician and is widely regarded as one of, if not ''the'' best electric guitarist of all time. After [[PayingTheirDues playing in back-up bands for artists like Little Richard and the Isley Brothers]], he was discovered and managed by [[Music/TheAnimals Chas Chandler]], who took him to London and made him a star as the lead singer and guitarist of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Which included Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell). First achieving success in England, his American breakthrough was at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival, where he managed to upstage [[Music/TheWho The Who]] having destroyed their instruments by [[CrazyAwesome setting his guitar on fire]]. After the classic line-up of the Experience broke up, Hendrix formed Gypsy Sun And Rainbows (Which included Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell, Larry Lee, Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez), which played at the legendary 1969 {{Woodstock}} festival, where Hendrix's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome apocalyptic performance of ''The Star Spangled Banner'']] pretty much revived a very tired crowd. This band didn't last long after Woodstock, and was succeed by the Band Of Gypsys (which included Billy Cox and Buddy Miles). They broke up after two memorable gigs and a self-titled live album, after which Hendrix re-formed the Experience with Mitchell (Billy Cox replacing Noel Redding) in time for the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival. [[TooCoolToLive Died early at the age of 27]] of choking on his vomit due to alcohol and drug overdose, the second (only around a year after Music/BrianJones) of several prominent rock artists to die at that age (although his blues roots have led some to say that he merely moved the curse from blues to rock, as the legendary Music/RobertJohnson had died at 27, too).
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James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (1942-1970) was an American musician and is widely regarded as one of, if not ''the'' best electric guitarist of all time. After [[PayingTheirDues playing in back-up bands for artists like Little Richard and the Isley Brothers]], he was discovered and managed by [[Music/TheAnimals Chas Chandler]], who took him to London and made him a star as the lead singer and guitarist of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Which included Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell). First achieving success in England, his American breakthrough was at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival, where he managed to upstage [[Music/TheWho The Who]] having destroyed their instruments by [[CrazyAwesome setting his guitar on fire]]. After the classic line-up of the Experience broke up, Hendrix formed Gypsy Sun And Rainbows (Which included Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell, Larry Lee, Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez), which played at the legendary 1969 {{Woodstock}} festival, where Hendrix's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome apocalyptic performance of ''The of]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome The Star Spangled Banner'']] Banner]]'' pretty much revived a very tired crowd. This band didn't last long after Woodstock, and was succeed by the Band Of Gypsys (which included Billy Cox and Buddy Miles). They broke up after two memorable gigs and a self-titled live album, after which Hendrix re-formed the Experience with Mitchell (Billy Cox replacing Noel Redding) in time for the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival. [[TooCoolToLive Died early at the age of 27]] of choking on his vomit due to alcohol and drug overdose, the second (only around a year after Music/BrianJones) of several prominent rock artists to die at that age (although his blues roots have led some to say that he merely moved the curse from blues to rock, as the legendary Music/RobertJohnson had died at 27, too).
11th May '15 10:07:14 PM bt8257
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-->--'''Purple Haze''', source of the most famous {{mondegreen}} of all time
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-->--'''Purple Haze''', -->--"Purple Haze", source of the most famous {{mondegreen}} of all time
30th Apr '15 2:42:00 AM Geoduck
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* {{Mondegreen}}: As noted above, he created one of the most famous ever with "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky/this guy."
23rd Apr '15 12:16:57 PM bt8257
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* CoverVersion: Many, among the most notable being Music/Howlin'Wolf's "Killing Floor", Music/TheTroggs' "Wild Thing", John Stafford Smith's "The Star-Spangled Banner", Earl King's "Come On", Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode", and Music/BobDylan's "All Along The Watchtower" and "Like a Rolling Stone".
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* CoverVersion: Many, among the most notable being Music/Howlin'Wolf's Music/HowlinWolf's "Killing Floor", Music/TheTroggs' "Wild Thing", John Stafford Smith's "The Star-Spangled Banner", Earl King's "Come On", Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode", and Music/BobDylan's "All Along The Watchtower" and "Like a Rolling Stone".
3rd Feb '15 5:14:18 AM Patachou
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James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (1942-1970) was an American musician and is widely regarded as one of, if not ''the'' best electric guitarist of all time. After [[PayingTheirDues playing in back-up bands for artists like Little Richard and the Isley Brothers]], he was discovered and managed by [[Music/TheAnimals Chas Chandler]], who took him to London and made him a star as the lead singer and guitarist of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Which included Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell). First achieving success in England, his American breakthrough was at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival, where he managed to upstage [[Music/TheWho The Who]] having destroyed their instruments by [[CrazyAwesome setting his guitar on fire]]. After the classic line-up of the Experience broke up, Hendrix formed Gypsy Sun And Rainbows (Which included Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell, Larry Lee, Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez), which played at the legendary 1969 {{Woodstock}} festival, where Hendrix's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome apocalyptic performance of ''The Star Spangled Banner'']] pretty much revived a very tired crowd. This band didn't last long after Woodstock, and was succeed by the Band Of Gypsys (which included Billy Cox and Buddy Miles). They broke up after two memorable gigs and a self-titled live album, after which Hendrix re-formed the Experience with Mitchell (Billy Cox replacing Noel Redding) in time for the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival. [[TooCoolToLive Died early at the age of 27]] of choking on his vomit due to alcohol and drug overdose, the second (only around a year after Music/BrianJones) of several prominent rock artists to die at that age (although his blues roots have led some to say that he merely moved the curse from blues to rock, as the legendary RobertJohnson had died at 27, too).
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James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (1942-1970) was an American musician and is widely regarded as one of, if not ''the'' best electric guitarist of all time. After [[PayingTheirDues playing in back-up bands for artists like Little Richard and the Isley Brothers]], he was discovered and managed by [[Music/TheAnimals Chas Chandler]], who took him to London and made him a star as the lead singer and guitarist of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Which included Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell). First achieving success in England, his American breakthrough was at 1967's Monterey Pop Festival, where he managed to upstage [[Music/TheWho The Who]] having destroyed their instruments by [[CrazyAwesome setting his guitar on fire]]. After the classic line-up of the Experience broke up, Hendrix formed Gypsy Sun And Rainbows (Which included Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell, Larry Lee, Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez), which played at the legendary 1969 {{Woodstock}} festival, where Hendrix's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome apocalyptic performance of ''The Star Spangled Banner'']] pretty much revived a very tired crowd. This band didn't last long after Woodstock, and was succeed by the Band Of Gypsys (which included Billy Cox and Buddy Miles). They broke up after two memorable gigs and a self-titled live album, after which Hendrix re-formed the Experience with Mitchell (Billy Cox replacing Noel Redding) in time for the 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival. [[TooCoolToLive Died early at the age of 27]] of choking on his vomit due to alcohol and drug overdose, the second (only around a year after Music/BrianJones) of several prominent rock artists to die at that age (although his blues roots have led some to say that he merely moved the curse from blues to rock, as the legendary RobertJohnson Music/RobertJohnson had died at 27, too).

* 1970 - ''Band Of Gypsys''**
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* 1970 - ''Band Of Gypsys''** ''Music/BandOfGypsys''**

* BrieferThanTheyThink: He became a star with the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and was dead three years later, just like fellow "27 Club" member JanisJoplin.
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* BrieferThanTheyThink: He became a star with the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and was dead three years later, just like fellow "27 Club" member JanisJoplin.Music/JanisJoplin.

* CoverVersion: Many, among the most notable being Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor", The Troggs' "Wild Thing", John Stafford Smith's "The Star-Spangled Banner", Earl King's "Come On", Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode", and Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" and "Like a Rolling Stone".
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* CoverVersion: Many, among the most notable being Howlin' Wolf's Music/Howlin'Wolf's "Killing Floor", The Troggs' Music/TheTroggs' "Wild Thing", John Stafford Smith's "The Star-Spangled Banner", Earl King's "Come On", Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode", and Bob Dylan's Music/BobDylan's "All Along The Watchtower" and "Like a Rolling Stone".

* GameChanger: He was one of these for post-WW2 popular music, along with ElvisPresley and TheBeatles.
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* GameChanger: He was one of these for post-WW2 popular music, along with ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley and TheBeatles.Music/TheBeatles.

* IThoughtItMeant: Hendrix had mentioned to Track Records that he wanted the cover of ''Axis: Bold As Love'' to reflect his "Indian" (read: Native American) heritage. Whoever got put in charge of making the cover completely misunderstood the request, and the album came out with a kitschy take on Indian (read: subcontinent) religious imagery on the cover. * ItsRainingMen: Before he became a professional musician, Hendrix served in the [[SquadNickname 101st Airborne Division]] as a paratrooper. He never saw combat and wasn't exactly a great soldier, but it contributed a lot to his popularity among American troops in TheVietnamWar.
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* IThoughtItMeant: Hendrix had mentioned to Track Records that he wanted the cover of ''Axis: Bold As Love'' ''Music/AxisBoldAsLove'' to reflect his "Indian" (read: Native American) heritage. Whoever got put in charge of making the cover completely misunderstood the request, and the album came out with a kitschy take on Indian (read: subcontinent) religious imagery on the cover. * ItsRainingMen: Before he became a professional musician, Hendrix served in the [[SquadNickname 101st Airborne Division]] as a paratrooper. He never saw combat and wasn't exactly a great soldier, but it contributed a lot to his popularity among American troops in TheVietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.

* RefugeInAudacity: The original cover of ''Electric Ladyland'' was simply a large group of nude women (that's front ''and'' back cover). This cover somehow managed to survive being used in the UK, but the USA (and later CD) version of the album uses Karl Ferris' psychedelic portrait. Interestingly enough, ''none'' of these were approved by Hendrix: he had explicitly told his record label that for the cover he wanted a Linda [=McCartney=] photo of him with some children, but the label proceeded to ignore him and pick what ended up on the final product.
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* RefugeInAudacity: The original cover of ''Electric Ladyland'' ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' was simply a large group of nude women (that's front ''and'' back cover). This cover somehow managed to survive being used in the UK, but the USA (and later CD) version of the album uses Karl Ferris' psychedelic portrait. Interestingly enough, ''none'' of these were approved by Hendrix: he had explicitly told his record label that for the cover he wanted a Linda [=McCartney=] photo of him with some children, but the label proceeded to ignore him and pick what ended up on the final product.

* SelfDeprecation / DeadpanSnarker: His onstage banter was filled with both. His liner notes on the back cover of ''Axis: Bold As Love'' said "Jimi Hendrix writes his own songs and almost sings them."
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* SelfDeprecation / DeadpanSnarker: His onstage banter was filled with both. His liner notes on the back cover of ''Axis: Bold As Love'' ''Music/AxisBoldAsLove'' said "Jimi Hendrix writes his own songs and almost sings them."

* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Electric Ladyland''
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* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Electric Ladyland''''Music/ElectricLadyland''
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