Jimi Hendrix, the beloved and iconic musician has created some classics that are forever etched in our hearts. We can’t forget the sensational numbers that this heartthrob created and left us all awestruck. A classic Jimi is enjoyed across generations. Any hard core Jimi fan can identify with his famous renditions “Purple Haze”, “Hey Joe”, “Voodoo Chile”, “Izabella”.
Indeed, he has left an indelible mark on our musical minds and inspired scores of young musicians, who so desperately try to follow on in his footsteps. But there cannot be another Jimi, unfortunately.
The man who had The Beatles, Eric Clapton, and the Rolling Stones going ga ga over his work, was born in 1942 in Seattle. This African American musician is best known to be an experimental musician along with being a rock legend, famous for his skills with the electric guitar. One of his most memorable performances was in 1969. “The Star-Spangled Banner” was the highlight of the concert.
Jimi found his refuge in music, as a gangly teenager, having seen a tumultous relationship between his parents. He first learnt to play the acoustic guitar, gifted by his father. The next year he would go on to playing the electric guitar. He formed his first band in 1969, with his amigos Billy Cox and Buddy Miles. The band wasn’t particularly successful. Jimi then went on to create his album “The First Rays Of The Rising Sun”. Unfortunately, he didn’t live long enough to see its success.
On the 18th of September, 1970, 27 year old Jimi took his final bow. He died of drug related complications in London.
For the musical world, there can never be another Jimi. He will be revered and remembered as the rock legend who created magic with his electric guitar.