History Music / JimiHendrix

17th Aug '16 10:37:53 PM dododado
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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...

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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...band.
14th Aug '16 12:53:40 PM gewunomox
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James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (November 27, 1942 -- September 18, 1970) was an American musician, widely regarded by other musicians, listeners and critics as one of the best and most creative electric guitarists 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 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 UsefulNotes/{{Woodstock}} festival, where Hendrix's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome apocalyptic performance of]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome The Star Spangled Banner]]'' pretty much revived a very tired crowd. This band didn't last long after Woodstock, and was succeeded 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 (November 27, 1942 -- September 18, 1970) was an American musician, widely regarded by other musicians, listeners and critics as one of the best and most creative electric guitarists 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 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 UsefulNotes/{{Woodstock}} Film/{{Woodstock}} festival, where Hendrix's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome apocalyptic performance of]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome The Star Spangled Banner]]'' pretty much revived a very tired crowd. This band didn't last long after Woodstock, and was succeeded 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).
14th Aug '16 12:32:23 PM gewunomox
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: It eventually led to his untimely [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix#Death death]] from an apparent drug overdose.

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: It eventually led to his untimely [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix#Death org/wiki/Death_of_Jimi_Hendrix death]] from an apparent drug overdose.
14th Aug '16 12:30:57 PM gewunomox
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[[caption-width-right:350:The classic line-up of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, from left to right: Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350: The classic line-up of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, from left to right: Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell and Jimi Hendrix.]]



-->--"Purple Haze", source of the most famous {{mondegreen}} of all time

James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (November 27, 1942 -- September 18, 1970) was an American musician, widely regarded by other musicians, listeners and critics as one of the best and most creative electric guitarists 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]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome 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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-->--"Purple Haze", source of the most famous {{mondegreen}} of all time

time.

James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (November 27, 1942 -- September 18, 1970) was an American musician, widely regarded by other musicians, listeners and critics as one of the best and most creative electric guitarists 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]] Music/TheWho 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 and Rainbows (Which included Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell, Larry Lee, Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez), which played at the legendary 1969 {{Woodstock}} UsefulNotes/{{Woodstock}} festival, where Hendrix's [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome apocalyptic performance of]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome The Star Spangled Banner]]'' pretty much revived a very tired crowd. This band didn't last long after Woodstock, and was succeed succeeded by the Band Of 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 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).



Hendrix's musicianship, his experimental albums that did not stay strictly in one genre of music, and his aforementioned outrageous stage theatrics earned him enough of a reputation to make him one of the most prominent rock performers of the late 60s. Not for nothing was he selected as Woodstock's last artist to perform, after all. Ironically, this popularity wasn't quite reflected on radio in his lifetime, as related in a documentary produced after his death. Black radio, at the time entrenched in the likes of Music/ArethaFranklin, Music/JamesBrown and the roster of Motown Records amongst other, more straightforward rhythm and blues artists, wanted little to do with his heavy rock guitar sound. And many white rock radio stations, places one might have thought would be a more natural home for his songs, simply thought he sounded "too black." Contrasting this with his frequently standing-room only crowds says a lot about the tastes of radio programmers compared to their audiences.

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Hendrix's musicianship, his experimental albums that did not stay strictly in one genre of music, and his aforementioned outrageous stage theatrics earned him enough of a reputation to make him one of the most prominent rock performers of the late 60s.'60s. Not for nothing was he selected as Woodstock's last artist to perform, after all. Ironically, this popularity wasn't quite reflected on radio in his lifetime, as related in a documentary produced after his death. Black radio, at the time entrenched in the likes of Music/ArethaFranklin, Music/JamesBrown and the roster of Motown Records amongst other, more straightforward rhythm and blues artists, wanted little to do with his heavy rock guitar sound. And many white rock radio stations, places one might have thought would be a more natural home for his songs, simply thought he sounded "too black." Contrasting this with his frequently standing-room only crowds says a lot about the tastes of radio programmers compared to their audiences.






!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold'''):

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!!Principal
!! Principal
Members (Founding members in '''bold'''):






!!Studio and Live Discography (* = The Jimi Hendrix Experience, ** = Band Of Gypsys):

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!!Studio
!! Studio
and Live Discography (* = The Jimi Hendrix Experience, ** = Band Of of Gypsys):



* 1967 - ''Music/AreYouExperienced''* [[note]]This edition of ''Are You Experienced'' was released only in the US. It changed the track listing, omitted ''Red House'', ''Can You See Me'', and ''Remember'', and added ''Purple Haze'', ''Hey Joe'', and ''The Wind Cries Mary''[[/note]]

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* 1967 - ''Music/AreYouExperienced''* [[note]]This [[note]] This edition of ''Are You Experienced'' was released only in the US. It changed the track listing, omitted ''Red House'', ''Can You See Me'', and ''Remember'', and added ''Purple Haze'', ''Hey Joe'', and ''The Wind Cries Mary''[[/note]]Mary'' [[/note]]






!!Posthumous Studio Discography:

* 1971 - ''The Cry Of Love''

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!!Posthumous
!! Posthumous
Studio Discography:

* 1971 - ''The Cry Of of Love''



* 1980 - ''Nine To The Universe''

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* 1980 - ''Nine To The to the Universe''



* 1997 - ''First Rays Of The New Rising Sun''

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* 1997 - ''First Rays Of The of the New Rising Sun''



* 2010 - ''Valleys Of Neptune''

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* 2010 - ''Valleys Of of Neptune''






!!Posthumous Live Discography (* = The Jimi Hendrix Experience, ** = Gypsy Sun And Rainbows, *** = Band Of Gypsys. All tracks recorded from 1966 to 1970):

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!!Posthumous
!! Posthumous
Live Discography (* = The Jimi Hendrix Experience, ** = Gypsy Sun And and Rainbows, *** = Band Of of Gypsys. All tracks recorded from 1966 to 1970):



* 1971 - ''Isle Of Wight''*
* 1972 - ''Hendrix In The West''*

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* 1971 - ''Isle Of of Wight''*
* 1972 - ''Hendrix In The in the West''*



* 1986 - ''Band Of Gypsys 2''* ***
* 1987 - ''Live At Winterland''*

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* 1986 - ''Band Of of Gypsys 2''* ***
* 1987 - ''Live At at Winterland''*



* 1998 - ''Live At The Oakland Coliseum''*

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* 1998 - ''Live At The at the Oakland Coliseum''*



* 1999 - ''Live At The Fillmore East''***
* 1999 - ''Live At Woodstock''**
* 1999 - ''Live At Clark University''*
* 2001 - ''Live In Ottawa''*

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* 1999 - ''Live At The at the Fillmore East''***
* 1999 - ''Live At at Woodstock''**
* 1999 - ''Live At at Clark University''*
University''*
* 2001 - ''Live In in Ottawa''*



* 2002 - ''Blue Wild Angel: Live At The Isle of Wight''*
* 2003 - ''Paris 1967/San Francisco 1968''*
* 2003 - ''Live At Berkeley''*
* 2005 - ''Live At The Isle of Fehmarn''
* 2007 - ''Live At Monterey''*
* 2008 - ''Live In Paris & Ottawa 1968''*
* 2009 - ''Live At Woburn''*

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* 2002 - ''Blue Wild Angel: Live At The at the Isle of Wight''*
* 2003 - ''Paris 1967/San 1967 / San Francisco 1968''*
* 2003 - ''Live At at Berkeley''*
* 2005 - ''Live At The at the Isle of Fehmarn''
* 2007 - ''Live At at Monterey''*
* 2008 - ''Live In in Paris & Ottawa 1968''*
* 2009 - ''Live At at Woburn''*






!!Non-album singles:

* 1966 - ''Hey Joe'' [[note]]Otherwise available on the US version of their 1967 album ''Are You Experienced'', but not on a UK album[[/note]]
** ''Stone Free'' as the UK B-side
*** ''51st Anniversary'' as the US B-side [[note]]Previously released as an B-side in 1967[[/note]]
* 1967 - ''Purple Haze'' [[note]]Otherwise available on the US version of ''Are You Experienced'', but not on a UK album[[/note]]
** ''51st Anniversary'' as the UK B-side
*** ''The Wind Cries Mary'' as the US B-side [[note]]Previously released as an A-side in 1967[[/note]]
* 1967 - ''The Wind Cries Mary'' [[note]]Again, available on the US version of ''Are You Experienced'', but not on a UK album''[[/note]]
** ''Highway Chile'' as the B-side
* 1967 - ''Burning Of The Midnight Lamp'' [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1968 album ''Electric Ladyland''[[/note]]
** ''The Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice'' as the B-side

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!!Non-album
!! Non-album
singles:

* 1966 - ''Hey Joe'' [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on the US version of their 1967 album ''Are You Experienced'', but not on a UK album[[/note]]
album [[/note]]
** ''Stone Free'' as the UK B-side
B-side.
*** ''51st Anniversary'' as the US B-side [[note]]Previously [[note]] Previously released as an B-side in 1967[[/note]]
1967 [[/note]]
* 1967 - ''Purple Haze'' [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on the US version of ''Are You Experienced'', but not on a UK album[[/note]]
album [[/note]]
** ''51st Anniversary'' as the UK B-side
B-side.
*** ''The Wind Cries Mary'' as the US B-side [[note]]Previously [[note]] Previously released as an A-side in 1967[[/note]]
1967 [[/note]]
* 1967 - ''The Wind Cries Mary'' [[note]]Again, [[note]] Again, available on the US version of ''Are You Experienced'', but not on a UK album''[[/note]]
album'' [[/note]]
** ''Highway Chile'' as the B-side
B-side.
* 1967 - ''Burning Of The of the Midnight Lamp'' [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1968 album ''Electric Ladyland''[[/note]]
Ladyland'' [[/note]]
** ''The Stars That Play With with Laughing Sam's Dice'' as the B-side
B-side.






* {{Atlantis}}: Mentioned in "1983...(And A Merman I Should Turn To Be)"
* AncientAstronauts: "Up From the Skies", sung from the perspective of an alien visitor to Earth ("this here people farm") who had been here before thousands of years ago during an ice age, and has come back to observe how things have changed.
** Given an opening, with "EXP," the first track on the album.

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* {{Atlantis}}: Mentioned in "1983...(And A Merman I Should Turn To Be)"
* AncientAstronauts: "Up From from the Skies", sung from the perspective of an alien visitor to Earth ("this here people farm") who had been here before thousands of years ago during an ice age, and has come back to observe how things have changed.
** Given an opening, with "EXP," the first track on the album.album:



-->'''Jimi Hendrix:''' Thank you. As you all know, you just can't believe [[MindScrew EVeryThing yoU SEe and HEAR, CAN YOU? NOOOW, IF YOUUU'LL EXCUUUSE MEEE, I MUUUST BE OOON MY WAAAAAY]]

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-->'''Jimi Hendrix:''' Thank you. As you all know, you just can't believe [[MindScrew EVeryThing yoU SEe and HEAR, CAN YOU? NOOOW, IF YOUUU'LL EXCUUUSE MEEE, I MUUUST BE OOON MY WAAAAAY]]WAAAAAY.]]



* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: In Universe example with "the machine" in "1983...(And I Merman I Should Turn To Be)"
* BadassBoast: ''"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"''

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: In Universe example with "the machine" in "1983... (And I a Merman I Should Turn To Be)"
to Be)".
* {{Atlantis}}: Mentioned in "1983... (And a Merman I Should Turn to Be)".
* BadassBoast: ''"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)"''Return)"'':



* CoverVersion: Many, among the most notable being 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".
** CoveredUp: Bob Dylan himself said that when he first heard Jimi's cover of "All Along The Watchtower", it was so perfectly played that Bob Dylan ''thought'' it was a Jimi-song, and he even prefers Jimi's version over his own original!

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* CoverVersion: Many, among the most notable being 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 Music/ChuckBerry's "Johnny B. Goode", and Music/BobDylan's "All Along The the Watchtower" and "Like a Rolling Stone".
Stone".
** CoveredUp: Bob Dylan himself said that when he first heard Jimi's cover of "All Along The the Watchtower", it was so perfectly played that Bob Dylan ''thought'' it was a Jimi-song, and he even prefers Jimi's version over his own original!



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

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



* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: ''Voodoo Soup'', compiled after his death by producer Allan Douglas, features newly recorded instrumentation by drummer Bruce Gary, who Hendrix never met or performed with, and whose most famous band, The Knack, was formed years after Hendrix had died. ''Voodoo Soup'' was intended as a "official" version of Hendrix' never-completed ''First Rays Of The New Rising Sun'' album. Later, the Hendrix family presented a different reconstruction of that album, using the most complete recordings of the songs intended for the album, to avoid making decisions that Hendrix may not have approved of, in sharp contrast to Douglas, who believed that he was completing the album as Hendrix had intended with ''Voodoo Soup''.

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* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: ''Voodoo Soup'', compiled after his death by producer Allan Douglas, features newly recorded instrumentation by drummer Bruce Gary, who Hendrix never met or performed with, and whose most famous band, The Knack, Music/TheKnack, was formed years after Hendrix had died. ''Voodoo Soup'' was intended as a "official" version of Hendrix' never-completed ''First Rays Of The of the New Rising Sun'' album. Later, the Hendrix family presented a different reconstruction of that album, using the most complete recordings of the songs intended for the album, to avoid making decisions that Hendrix may not have approved of, in sharp contrast to Douglas, who believed that he was completing the album as Hendrix had intended with ''Voodoo Soup''.



* IAmTheBand: With The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Gypsy Sun And Rainbows, and Band Of Gypsys. Something that Noel Redding grew to resent.

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* IAmTheBand: With The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Gypsy Sun And and Rainbows, and Band Of of Gypsys. Something that Noel Redding grew to resent.resent.
* IThoughtItMeant: Hendrix had mentioned to Track Records that he wanted the cover of ''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.



* IThoughtItMeant: Hendrix had mentioned to Track Records that he wanted the cover of ''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 UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.

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* IThoughtItMeant: Hendrix had mentioned to Track Records that he wanted the cover of ''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 UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranging from 2 (''Castles Made Of Sand'') up to 5 (''Purple Haze'', ''Cross Town Traffic''), an unusually broad range especially for the period. Pretty much any later music in the range of 5-7 owes Jim Hendrix a debt for opening these levels up to widespread use.
* {{Mondegreen}}: As noted above, he created one of the most famous ever with "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky/this guy."
* MurderBallad: "Hey Joe"

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranging from 2 (''Castles Made Of of Sand'') up to 5 (''Purple Haze'', ''Cross Town Traffic''), an unusually broad range especially for the period. Pretty much any later music in the range of 5-7 owes Jim Hendrix a debt for opening these levels up to widespread use.
* {{Mondegreen}}: As noted above, he created one of the most famous ever with "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky/this sky / this guy."
* MurderBallad: "Hey Joe"Joe".



* {{Precursor}}: "Up From The Skies", [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation perhaps]].

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* {{Precursor}}: "Up From The from the Skies", [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation perhaps]]. perhaps]].



* RefugeInAudacity: The original cover of ''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.

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* RefugeInAudacity: The original cover of ''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 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.



* RockTrio: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
** And Band Of Gypsys.

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* RockTrio: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Experience.
** And Band Of of Gypsys.



* SeriousBusiness: His songs and likeness were the most difficult to license for ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/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 its 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.



* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll (it eventually led to his untimely [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix#Death death]] from an apparent drug overdose).

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll (it SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: It eventually led to his untimely [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix#Death death]] from an apparent drug overdose).overdose.



--> "There are two kinds of guitar players: those who'll admit to being influenced by Hendrix, and liars." óBilly Cox

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--> "There are two kinds of guitar players: those Those who'll admit to being influenced by Hendrix, and liars." óBilly -- Billy Cox



* SomethingBlues: "Earth Blues", "Country Blues", "Catfish Blues" and "Slow Blues"

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* SomethingBlues: "Earth Blues", "Country Blues", "Catfish Blues" and "Slow Blues"Blues".



* StepUpToTheMicrophone: "She's So Fine" from ''Axis: Bold As Love'' has Noel Redding on lead vocals and "Little Miss Strange" from ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' have Redding and Mitch Mitchell sharing lead vocals. Both songs are written by Redding.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Castles Made Of Sand", "The Wind Cries Mary", "Angel", "Little Wing", "Bold As Love", "Drifting".

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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: "She's So Fine" from ''Axis: Bold As as Love'' has Noel Redding on lead vocals and "Little Miss Strange" from ''Music/ElectricLadyland'' have Redding and Mitch Mitchell sharing lead vocals. Both songs are written by Redding.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Castles Made Of of Sand", "The Wind Cries Mary", "Angel", "Little Wing", "Bold As as Love", "Drifting".



* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Music/ElectricLadyland''
* TheUnfairSex: Defied in "Hey Joe"

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* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Music/ElectricLadyland''
''Music/ElectricLadyland''.
* TheUnfairSex: Defied in "Hey Joe"Joe":



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Two of his most famous performances are "Purple Haze" and his cover of the Music/BobDylan classic "All Along The Watchtower". He is 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 Music/BobDylan classic "All Along The the Watchtower". He is listed as the greatest guitarist of all time on Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime list of 100 greatest guitarists]].
17th Jul '16 10:57:51 AM Premonition45
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James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix (1942-1970) was an American musician, widely regarded by other musicians, listeners and critics as one of the best and most creative electric guitarists 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]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome 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) (November 27, 1942 -- September 18, 1970) was an American musician, widely regarded by other musicians, listeners and critics as one of the best and most creative electric guitarists 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]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome 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).



While many today mention him as the most influential guitarist of the era, his reputation was only consolidated [[DeadArtistsAreBetter after his death]]; his friend and rival Eric Clapton commemorated him with a cover version of Hendrix's song "Little Wing". Nevertheless, many guitarists who came after him were indeed influenced by both his work and his on-stage theatrics, including Ernie Isley, a latter-day member of the Isley Brothers, the same group Jimi used to play back-up for. His most conspicuous if not most profound legacy is to have inspired generations of [[HeavyMetal metal]] guitarists, although bizarrely enough, [[Music/VanHalen Eddie Van Halen]], the most Hendrixoid of them all, claims that his greatest influence was Clapton. At the time of Hendrix's death, he had plans to record with Music/MilesDavis and to study music in more depth, possibly performing less and composing more; although it's sad to think of what was lost, Hendrix's expressive playing and extraordinary musical imagination continue to inspire musicians in all fields of music.

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While many today mention him as the most influential guitarist of the era, his reputation was only consolidated [[DeadArtistsAreBetter after his death]]; his friend and rival Eric Clapton commemorated him with a cover version of Hendrix's song "Little Wing". Nevertheless, many guitarists who came after him were indeed influenced by both his work and his on-stage theatrics, including Ernie Isley, a latter-day member of the Isley Brothers, the same group Jimi used to play back-up for.for, and Music/BrianMay of Music/{{Queen}}, whose first band in college actually opened for Jimi in 1967. His most conspicuous if not most profound legacy is to have inspired generations of [[HeavyMetal metal]] guitarists, although bizarrely enough, [[Music/VanHalen Eddie Van Halen]], the most Hendrixoid of them all, claims that his greatest influence was Clapton. At the time of Hendrix's death, he had plans to record with Music/MilesDavis and to study music in more depth, possibly performing less and composing more; although it's sad to think of what was lost, Hendrix's expressive playing and extraordinary musical imagination continue to inspire musicians in all fields of music.
3rd Jul '16 2:23:12 PM gewunomox
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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 is 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 Music/BobDylan classic "All Along The Watchtower". He is listed as the greatest guitarist of all time on Magazine/RollingStone's [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime list of 100 greatest guitarists]].



** CoveredUp: Music/BobDylan himself said that when he first heard Jimi's cover of "All Along The Watchtower", it was so perfectly played that Bob Dylan ''thought'' it was a Jimi-song, and he even prefers Jimi's version over his own original!

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** CoveredUp: Music/BobDylan Bob Dylan himself said that when he first heard Jimi's cover of "All Along The Watchtower", it was so perfectly played that Bob Dylan ''thought'' it was a Jimi-song, and he even prefers Jimi's version over his own original!
19th Apr '16 1:54:24 AM 06tele
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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]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome 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 musician, widely regarded by other musicians, listeners and critics as one of, if not ''the'' of the best and most creative electric guitarist guitarists 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]] ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome 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).
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.
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