Johnny Allen Hendrix – Jimi Hendrix (one of the most greatest guitarists of all-time)

James MarshallJimiHendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix;  Born November 27, 1942[1][2] –  Died, † 18. September 1970 in London ) was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in music history[3][4][5] and one of the most influential musicians of his era despite his mainstream exposure being limited to four years.

[6][7][8][9] He achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival after initial success in Europe with his group The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Later, he headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. He favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble and was instrumental in developing the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback.[10]

Hendrix helped to popularize use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, which he often used to deliver tonal exaggerations in his solos, particularly with high bends, complex guitar playing,[11] and use of legato.[12][13][14] Hendrix was a pioneer in experimentation with stereophonic phasing effects in rock music recordings.[15]

He was influenced by electric blues artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King and Elmore James,[16][17][18][19] surf rock guitarist Dick Dale,[20] rhythm and blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield and Steve Cropper, and the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. Hendrix began dressing and wearing a moustache like Little Richard when he performed and recorded in his band from March 1, 1964, through to the spring of 1965.[21][22][23] In 1966, he stated, “I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice”.[24]

2 thoughts on “Johnny Allen Hendrix – Jimi Hendrix (one of the most greatest guitarists of all-time)

  1. This is excellent, Maureen. Those pictures are just fantastic (and the music at the end so beautiful, the script).

    I never knew his name was Johnny. Jimi is way better. That last picture of him : full of soul, full of achievement of self. Just excellent to see.

    An enjoyable read 🙂

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