James Marshal Hendrix was born on November 27th 1942, in Seatle Washington. He was considered by many to be the greatest guitarist to have ever lived. When he was 12 years old, his father traded his saxaphone to buy an inexpensive acoustic guitar for Jimmi. Though he never learned to read music, he tought himself by getting together with other local no-named bands and gigged for about 50 cents an hour and all the pop and food they could consume. When he was 17 he had his father sign his enlistment papers so he could join the army.
While in the army e was a paratrooper, and on his 26th jump, he hurt his back and his foot. Jimi formed his own New York band in 1965, they called themselves “Jimi James and The Blue Flames” After a few gigs they played, Jimi began to make a name for himself. This led to a visit from Bryan “chas” Chandler (formerly the bass guitarist for “The Animals”) After arranging for passports, Chas presented Jimi with a ticket, some money, and a promise to meet Eric Clapton, Jimi was off to London. While in London, Chas got Mitchel and Noel Reddin to join Jimi. They formed “The Jimi
Hendrix Experience” Jimi went back to America and toured with the monkeys. But unfortunatley, this was not a good idea because both bands styles were Totally diffrerent. When Jimi returned to England, he joined up with “Band of Gypsies” and recorded one album. On september 18, 1970, James Marshal Hendrix was pronounced dead at St. Mary Abbot’s Hospital in Kennsington England. His cause of death was: He took an offbrand of sleeping pills to get some rest, but they were not his usual brand, and he overdosed, although he overdosed, he was really killed by choking on his own vomit on the way to the hospital.