Jimi Hendrix son of Seattle 50 years on

Seattle, WA—considered by many as “Seattle’s Son,” Jimi Hendrix was born and raised in the Emerald City and with his virtuosic guitar playing soon became a superstar and rock legend. In his brief time in the public eye from 1966-1970, he thrilled audiences with his wildly outrageous electric guitar playing, innovative, experimental sound and unforgettable songwriting.
Fifty years ago, on Sept 18, 1970, his global fans were shocked and saddened when he passed away at the age of 27 in London from a drug-related complication. Today, we celebrate his life and the revolutionary contributions he made in rock music.Growing up in Seattle’s Central District, he was a typical American kid who loved football, drawing, comic books, and television. But his overwhelming passion was music. Hendrix was an avid fan of blues and rock and roll. By age 15 he had his own electric guitar and taught himself to play. Before long, he was jamming with friends in neighbourhood garage bands. He progressed to playing local parties and all-ages dance clubs with groups such as the Velvetones, the Rocking Kings, and Thomas & His Tomcats.
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Posted on: 02/11/2020

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