Hendrix, Jimi

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Jimi Hendrix
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Name
Hendrix, Jimi Gender: M
Johnny Allen Hendrix
born on 27 November 1942 at 10:15 (= 10:15 AM )
Place Seattle, Washington, 47n36, 122w20
Timezone PWT h7w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 04°50' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°05 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°41'



Biography

American musician, singer and guitarist who became a rock superstar. His first major popularity came to him in England before his fame swept America, particularly in the hippie rock culture. Woodstock was a highly successful event for him, with his appearance a gigantic success. A great talent, Hendrix was seduced by fame, sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, dying young at 27.

Born in Seattle, Hendrix said of his home town, "Don't bury me in Seattle, it's too cold and damp there." Nonetheless, that is where he is buried. When he was eight years old, he had been enchanted by the music and singing at the Dunlan Baptist Church in Seattle but he was thrown out because wasn't dressed suitably. He vowed never to go into that church again as long as he lived. His funeral services were held there.

His father, Al Hendrix, a musician and landscaper, said his son was like a scientist, "…always experimenting and discovering new ideas." His experimenting resulted in his first album with the redefined sounds of the electric guitar in 1967, "Are You Experienced?" Between 1963 and 1965, he toured with and played sessions for many R&B stars, including King Curtis, Ike and Tina Turner, the Isley Brothers, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Solomon Burke and Little Richard.

Hendrix moved to England in 1965 where he began pioneering new musical genres such as metal and fusion before they were characterized by those names. Within a year of linking up with bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell to form the "Jimi Hendrix Experience," he was cutting gold albums and selling out international tours. In 1969, he formed the "Band of Gypsies" where he began to publicly support the political struggle of blacks, American Indians and Vietnam veterans. Known to be unmaterialistic, Hendrix owed thousands of dollars at his death. His father eventually found sound management for his son's estate and it now makes more money than it did when Hendrix was alive. Hendrix is considered to have been years ahead of his time, accounting for his posthumous success.

Hendrix was officially a New York resident in September 1970 though he was negotiating with his girlfriend to buy a London apartment. Before the deal was closed, he spent his last days doing drugs and drinking heavily. He died in the early morning hours of 9/18/1970 due to suffocating from the inhalation of vomit due to barbiturate poisoning. Hendrix had swallowed nine of his girlfriend's sleeping pills. The coroner could not determine whether it was suicide or accidental poisoning.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Isley, Kelly (born 25 December 1937). Notes: Hendrix occasionally played guitar for The Isley Brothers
  • associate relationship with Isley, Ronald (born 21 May 1941). Notes: Hendrix occasionally played guitar for The Isley Brothers
  • associate relationship with Isley, Rudolph (born 1 April 1939). Notes: Hendrix occasionally played guitar for The Isley Brothers
  • associate relationship with Little Richard (born 5 December 1932). Notes: Hendrix played in Richard's band for a few months in 1965
  • associate relationship with Winwood, Steve (born 12 May 1948). Notes: Occasional musical collaborators

Events

  • Death of Mother 2 February 1958 in Seattle (Cirrhosis of the liver)
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  • Work : New Job 31 May 1961 in Seattle (Enlisted in U.S. Army reserve)
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  • Family : Change residence 23 September 1966 in London (Moved to England)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 12 May 1967 (Album, "Are You Experienced" released in U.K.)
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  • Crime : Arrest 4 January 1968 in Gothenburg (Damaging his hotel room)
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  • Social : Joined group 1969 (Formed the "Band of Gypsies")
  • Crime : Arrest 3 May 1969 at 2:00 PM in Toronto (Possession of heroin)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 18 August 1969 at 08:30 AM in Bethel (Sullivan County) (Performed at Woodstock festival)
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  • Death by Accident 18 September 1970 at 11:25 AM in London (Choked on alcohol and drugs, age 27)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Janice Mackay, 2/1996.

His birth certificate originally read Johnny Allen Hendrix, but was corrected by affidavit on 9/11/1946 to James Marshall Hendrix

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Traits : Personality : Creative
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Terminal)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Musical groups)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs (Owed thousands at death)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : On the edge (Mismanagement of funds)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (U.S. to England)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 26)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Choked to death: alcohol and drugs)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (The, "Jimi Hendrix Experience")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Famed rock singer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political (Supported struggles of blacks, indians, and vets)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Creativity (Pioneered fusion and metal)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book

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