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Jimi Hendrix

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” - Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Why: Genius, Passionate Guitarist Birth Name: Johnny Allen Hendrix Date of Birth: November 27, 1942, Seattle, WA Date of Death: September 18, 1970, London, England Hair Type: 4a

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Quick Facts

  1. Hendrix was entirely self-taught on the guitar, and played upside-down because he was left-handed.
  2. Toured with Little Richard and played on multiple tracks for him, including "Whole Lotta Shakin'."
  3. Influenced many guitarists, among them Eddie Van Halen, Prince and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
  4. Playing with The Who in 1967, he witnessed Pete Townshend smash his guitar onstage. Not to be outdone, Hendrix set his guitar on fire.
  5. Sadly, Hendrix became a member of the "27 Club" when he overdosed on barbituates. The 27 Club is named for famous musicians who died at the age of 27 (including former girlfriend Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison).

In this Jimi Hendrix video, Hendrix performs Hey, Joe

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Carole King should have been on this list. She is one of my curly heros!
Nick Valensi ;)
The article should have included Keri Russell and Taylor Swift.
Fun article. Really enjoyed it. And love all the curlies mentioned.
Oh, we have the same birthday..and nearly the same hair type..This is so cool, even though people like to call me "Diana Ross'. :)

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