Jimi Hendrix 75th Birthday
Jimi Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle’s King County Hospital, was later renamed James Marshall by his father, James “Al” Hendrix. Young Jimmy (as he was referred to at the time) took an interest in music, drawing influence from virtually every major artist at the time, including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Holly, and Robert Johnson. Entirely self-taught, Jimmy’s inability to read music made him concentrate even harder on the music he heard.
On September 21, 1969 at the Jai-Alai Fronton, in Miami, FL I had the rare opportunity to work for Hendrix’s sound reenforcement company. The entire evening I stood less than 20-feet away from him. Riveted to watching him play every note.
Other Florida concerts:
JUL 5, 1970: Jimi Hendrix at Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL, USA
Jimi Hendrix http://youtu.be/_PVjcIO4MT4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Foxey Lady (Miami Pop 1968)
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL * Sunday 24 November 1968
The 27 Club is in remembrance of popular musicians who died at the age of twenty-seven. The ‘club’ is generally taken to include Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse.
Listen to Jimi Hendrix sing his, “Happy Birthday Song”