Jimi Hendrix Anniversary

It will only be a couple of more moths before the 45th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s death hits.  Hendrix, who invented the usage of the wah-wah pedal and heavy distortion became one of the most iconic rock performers in the history of music.  A mesh of songs from “Hey Joe,” “Red House,” and the famous “Star Spangled Banner” can all be heard from his loud playing fender guitar at the 1969 Woodstock festival on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm.  Interestingly enough, the 1969 festival was not actually held in Woodstock, NY but in Bethel, NY a town 40 miles from it.  Hendrix lost his life on September 18, 1970 from mixing sleeping pills and alcohol, and has been part of the “27 club,”  a term used to describe musicians that died at age 27.  Other notable musicians that died at that age includes Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison of the Doors, and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.  Enjoy watching Hendrix perform live at Woodstock!

4 thoughts on “Jimi Hendrix Anniversary

  1. Thanks for the follow! Here in Baltimore, at the Visionary Arts Museum, at the current exhibit, they have a couple of Hendrix drawings. An artist in many ways…


  2. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you will enjoy the wide variety of music covered and some entertaining writing. I welcome comments from readers. I usually post on a weekly basis. If it has been a while since you visited come on over and see what’s new on The Jukebox! Regards and good luck with all your projects. Thom.


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