November 27, 2007

On This Day...

Jimi Hendric was born in Seattle, Washington in 1942. Hendrix is considered one of the foremost pioneers in guitar rock & roll, pulling jazz, blues and funk all tinto one form. He recieved his first guitar at age 15, and never graduated from high school. In 1961, he joined the army after being arrested and was assigned to the famous 101st Airborne Division, although he only served for a year. After that, he broke into music and fame over the next couple years. His popularity with his albums and studio work led him to headline the Woodstock music festival in 1969 where he played his famous rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. A year later, Hendrix was found dead in London.
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix