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Did Jimi Hendrix Work for Other Famous Musicians?

Jimi Hendrix was a famous musician who revolutionized the use of the electric guitar. Hendrix used a mix of feedback, fuzz and controlled distortion to change the way the electric guitar was used and played.

Hendrix played with several different bands and marquee acts before beginning his tour, performing in what was named The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Actually, Jimi Hendrix was once fired by Little Richard, who thought the guitarist was overly flamboyant. His flamboyancy wasn't a problem when Hendrix brought his tour to America in June of 1967.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience became one of the most popular and highest grossing acts in the world in 1967.

More about Jimi Hendrix:

  • Hendrix died of drug-related complications on September 18, 1970 at only 27 years old.

  • Hendrix was discharged from the United States Army after sustaining an injury during a parachute jump.

  • In 1959, Hendrix dropped out of high school to follow his musical aspirations.

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