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  • 1940s

    • November 27, 1942: Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington, while his father was stationed at an Army base in Oklahoma. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • November 27, 1942: "James Hendrix (27 November 194218 September 1970) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter." - Jimi Hendrix, Wikiquote.
    • November 27, 1942: James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942[1] – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • November 27, 1942: James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix and known as Jimi Hendrix) (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter whose guitar playing was influential on rock music - Jimi Hendrix, Music_wikia.
  • 1950s

    • 1954: Another early impression came from the 1954 western Johnny Guitar, in which the hero carries no gun but instead wears a guitar slung behind his back. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • 1957: Hendrix was particularly fond of Elvis Presley, whom he saw perform in Seattle, in 1957. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • 1958: Hendrix's parents divorced when he was nine years old; his mother, who had cirrhosis of the liver, died in 1958 when the state of her liver caused her spleen to rupture. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • 1959: In the summer of 1959, his father bought Hendrix a white Supro Ozark, his first electric guitar, but there was no available amplifier. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
  • 1960s


    • 1960

      • 1960s: After he became famous in the late 1960s, Hendrix told reporters that he had been expelled from Garfield by racist faculty for holding hands with a white girlfriend in study hall. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1960s: His career and untimely death has grouped him with Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison as one of the 27 Club, iconic 1960s rock stars that suffered drug-related deaths at age 27 within months of each other, leaving legacies in death that have eclipsed the popularity and influence they experienced during their lifetimes. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.

    • 1962

      • November, 1962: Bill 'Hoss' Allen's memory of Hendrix's supposed participation in a session with Billy Cox in November 1962, which he cut Hendrix's contribution due to his over the top playing, has now been called into question; a suggestion has been made that he may have confused this with a later 1965 session by Frank Howard And The Commanders that Hendrix participated in. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • December, 1962: Hendrix visited Vancouver, where he sometimes lived as a child with his grandmother. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.

    • 1963

      • 1963: In early 1963, Hendrix returned to the South. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.

    • 1964

      • January, 1964: Frustrated by his experiences in the South, Hendrix decided to try his luck in New York City and in January 1964 moved into the Hotel Theresa in Harlem,[45] where he soon befriended Lithofayne Pridgeon (known as "Faye",[46] who became his girlfriend) and the Allen twins, Arthur and Albert (now known as Taharqa and Tunde-Ra Aleem). - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • February, 1964: Hendrix won first prize in the Apollo Theater amateur contest. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • March, 1964: Hendrix' first studio recording occurred in March 1964, when the Isley Brothers, with Hendrix as a member of the band, recorded the two-part single "Testify". - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • March 1, 1964: Hendrix (then calling himself Maurice James) began recording and performing with Little Richard. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.

    • 1965

      • 1965: He played this frequently from late 1965 through 1968, usually as the opener to his shows. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • October 15, 1965: October 15 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix signs a three year recording contract with Ed Chaplin, receiving $1 and 1% royalty on records with Curtis Knight. - 1965 in music, Wikipedia.

    • 1966

      • 1966: A set of hair curlers was one of the few possessions that traveled with him to England when he was first discovered in 1966. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1966: He started playing Stratocasters in 1966 and thereafter used it almost exclusively for his stage performances and recordings. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1966: In between performing with Curtis Knight in 1966, Hendrix toured and recorded with King Curtis. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1966: Later in 1966, Hendrix also recorded with Lonnie Youngblood, a saxophone player who occasionally performed with Curtis Knight. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1966: Early in 1966 at the Cheetah Club on Broadway at 53rd Street, Linda Keith, then girlfriend of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, befriended Hendrix and recommended him to Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham and later, producer Seymour Stein. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • December, 1966: McCartney later gave up the flat and it remained empty until Ringo rented it to Jimi Hendrix in December 1966. - 34 Montagu Square, Marylebone, Wikipedia.

    • 1967

      • 1967: The second and third mentions of his military experience were in interviews for Melody Maker in 1967 and 1969, where he spoke of his dislike of the army. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • June 1, 1967: Pepper album had just been released on June 1 and two Beatles (Paul McCartney and George Harrison) were in attendance, along with a roll call of other UK rock stardom, including: Brian Epstein, Eric Clapton, Spencer Davis, Jack Bruce, and pop singer Lulu. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: Hendrix's recordings were originally released in North America on Reprise Records (a division of Warner Communications) from 1967 until 1993 and were released in Europe and Japan on Polydor Records. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: The original sunburst Stratocaster that Hendrix burnt at the Astoria in 1967, and that he kept as a souvenir, was given to Frank Zappa by a Hendrix roadie at the 1968 Miami Pop Festival; Zappa assumed it was the one Hendrix had played there. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: After initial success in Europe, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: This allowed Hendrix to develop his stage presence, which reached a high point on March 31, 1967, when, booked to appear as one of the opening acts on the Walker Brothers farewell tour, he set his guitar on fire at the end of his first performance, as a publicity stunt. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience's second 1967 album, Axis: Bold as Love was his first recording made with a view to a stereo release and was where he first experimented with this format, using much panning and other stereo effects. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: The 1967 song of the same name by Jimi Hendrix may have been named after this blotter paper or after the cannabis strain. - Purple Haze (cannabis), Wikipedia.
      • June 4, 1967: The Experience played their last show in England, at London's Saville Theatre, before heading off to America. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1967: The first Jimi Hendrix Experience album, Are You Experienced, was released in the United Kingdom on May 12, 1967 and shortly thereafter internationally, outside of USA and Canada. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.

    • 1968

      • January, 1968: The group went to Sweden for a short tour, and after the first show Hendrix, reportedly after drinking and according to Hendrix his drink being spiked, went berserk and smashed up his hotel room in a rage, injuring his hand and culminating in his arrest. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • March, 1968: Jim Morrison of The Doors joined Hendrix onstage at New York's Scene Club. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1968: Hendrix and Jeffery had invested jointly in the purchase of the Generation Club in Greenwich Village. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1968: Alcohol was also cited as the cause of Hendrix's 1968 rampage that badly damaged a Stockholm hotel room and led to his arrest. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1968: He decided to form his own band Fat Mattress, which would sometimes open for the Experience (Hendrix would jokingly refer to them as "Thin Pillow"). - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1968: This hat was stolen in 1968, and replaced later with another, crowned variously with a longer purple scarf, a star-like brooch in front and a set of silver bangles, sometimes with an angled feather, though he went hatless for protracted periods after this. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1968: From late 1968 he began tying scarves to one leg and one arm, and in mid-1969 he gave up the hat permanently for bandanas. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • September 6, 1968: They attended a Jimi Hendrix concert at the Seattle Center Coliseum where the British band The Soft Machine was the opening act. - Glass (band), Wikipedia.
      • December 28, 1968: On the 28 December 1968 the festival was held a second time, postponed by a month from its original date of 23 November to try to get Jimi Hendrix to attend the event. - A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise, Wikipedia.

    • 1969

      • January, 1969: Sundquist had sent Hendrix roses on each of his opening nights in Stockholm, and began - according to the Swedish courts - a sexual relationship from then until conceiving Daniel with him, after his third visit in January 1969, He also had an expatriate musician friend who lived there, "King" George Clemmons, who played backup at one concert and socialized with him on at least two of his visits there. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • February, 1969: The first night he arrived in London, he began a relationship with Kathy Etchingham that lasted until February 1969. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • February, 1969: While Hendrix likely recorded studio versions of "Hear My Train A Comin'", specific information about the track that appears on Midnight Lightning is unclear, though a studio version from February 1969 is included on the The Jimi Hendrix Experience box set from 2000. - Midnight Lightning, Wikipedia.
      • April 21, 1969: To replace Redding as bassist, Hendrix had been rehearsing and recording with Billy Cox, his old and trusted Army buddy, since at least April 21. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • May 3, 1969: While checking through Canadian customs at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Hendrix was arrested when small amounts of heroin and hashish were found in his luggage. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1969: Later, Hendrix headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1969: The performances were filmed by D. A. Pennebaker and later shown in some movie theaters around the country in early 1969 as the concert documentary Monterey Pop, which immortalized Hendrix's iconic burning and smashing of his guitar at the finale of his performance. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1969: Just one example of his strong connection with that country, he played there frequently throughout his career, and his only son James Daniel Sundquist was born there in 1969 to a Swede, Eva Sundquist, recognized as such by the Swedish courts and paid a settlement by Experience Hendrix LLC. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1969: A contractual dispute arose in relation to an agreement Hendrix had entered into with producer Ed Chalpin in 1965. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1969: Hendrix also dedicated songs to the Swedish-based Vietnam deserters organization in 1969. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • June 29, 1969: The last Experience concert took place on June 29, 1969 at Barry Fey's Denver Pop Festival, a three-day event held at Denver's Mile High Stadium that was marked by police firing tear gas into the audience as they played "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1969: After the departure of Noel Redding from the group, Hendrix rented the eight-bedroom 'Ashokan House' in the hamlet of Boiceville[93] near Woodstock in upstate New York, where he spent some time through the summer of 1969. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • 1969: Ed was the Tonight Show session drummer during the performance of Jimi Hendrix. - Ed Shaughnessy, Wikipedia.
      • August 18, 1969: Mitchell returned in time for the Woodstock music festival on August 18, 1969, for which—in an effort to expand his sound beyond the power trio format—Hendrix then added rhythm guitarist Larry Lee (another old friend from his R&B days), and percussionists Juma Sultan and Jerry Velez. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
      • December 18, 1969: The album contains recordings from two rehearsal sessions (on December 18 and 19, 1969) for the Band of Gypsys' performances at the Fillmore East on December 31, 1969 and January 1, 1970. - The Baggy's Rehearsal Sessions, Wikipedia.
  • 1970s

    • January 27, 1970: On the 26th and 27 January 1970, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding flew into New York and signed contracts with Jeffery for the upcoming Jimi Hendrix Experience tour. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • January 28, 1970: January 28 - The newly formed Band of Gypsies breaks up when guitarist Jimi Hendrix walks out after playing just two songs, telling the audience "I'm sorry we just can't get it together". - 1970 in music, Wikipedia.
    • 1970: He spent the next four months of 1970 recording during the week and playing live on the weekends. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • 1970: This claim was given added weight when John Bannister, the doctor who attended the scene of his death in 1970 stated publicly in 2009 "The amount of wine that was over him was just extraordinary. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • 1970: He began playing the guitar at the age of 12 following the death of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in 1970. - Richie Sambora, Wikipedia.
    • August 1, 1970: The USA leg of the tour included 30 performances and ended at Honolulu, Hawaii on August 1, 1970. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • August, 1970: Electric Lady Studios was opened in New York. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • September 17, 1970: According to the estimated time of death, from autopsy data and statements by friends about the evening of September 17, he would have died within a few hours after midnight, though no precise estimate was made at the original inquest. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • September 18, 1970: Early on September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix died in London under circumstances which have never been fully explained. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • September 6, 1970: His final concert performance, Hendrix was greeted with some booing and jeering by fans at the Isle of Fehmarn Festival in Germany, due to his non-appearance at the end of the previous nights bill, (due to the torrential rain and risk of electrocution). - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • September 18, 1970: September 18 - Jimi Hendrix dies from a barbiturate overdose at his London hotel at the age of 27. - 1970 in music, Wikipedia.
    • September 18, 1970: Rock guitarist legend Jimi Hendrix died from a secobarbital overdose. - Eli Lilly and Company, Wikipedia.
    • September 6, 1970: Their first big-stage appearance was at an Open-Air on 6 September 1970 on the Fehmarn stage where Jimi Hendrix had had his last appearance directly before. - Ton Steine Scherben, Wikipedia.
    • February 18, 1971: The album was intended as a soundtrack to the unreleased film Experience documenting The Jimi Hendrix Experience's performance at the Royal Albert Hall on February 18, 1969. - Experience (Jimi Hendrix album), Wikipedia.
    • 1971: Hendrix's unfinished album was partly released as the 1971 title The Cry of Love. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • 1971s: This was due to some tracks being used for 1971's Rainbow Bridge and 1972's War Heroes for contractual reasons. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • January, 1972: Hendrix in the West was a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix, released in January 1972 by Polydor Records, and later in February by Reprise Records. - Hendrix in the West, Wikipedia.
    • 1972: Rainbow Bridge is a 1972 film directed by Chuck Wein that features footage from a Jimi Hendrix concert, and a short piece of conversation between Pat Hartley, Wein and Hendrix. - Rainbow Bridge (film), Wikipedia.
    • 1973: Jimi Hendrix is a 1973 rockumentary about Jimi Hendrix, directed and produced by Joe Boyd, John Head and Gary Weis. - Jimi Hendrix (film), Wikipedia.
  • 1980s

  • 1990s

  • 2000s

    • 2002: When Al Hendrix died of congestive heart failure in 2002, his will stipulated that Experience Hendrix, LLC was to exist as a trust designed to distribute profits to a list of Hendrix family beneficiaries. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • 2004: A 2004 probate lawsuit merged Leon's challenge to the will with charges from other Hendrix family beneficiaries that Janie Hendrix, Al's adopted daughter, was improperly handling the company finances. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: In early 2005, presiding judge Jeffrey Ramsdell handed down a ruling that left the final will intact, but replaced Janie and Robert's role at the financial helm of Experience Hendrix with an independent trustee. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • 2005: The 2005 biography Room Full of Mirrors by Charles Cross claims that Hendrix faked being homosexual — claiming to have fallen in love with a fellow soldier — in order to be discharged, but has never produced credible evidence to support this contention. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • December 4, 2006: One of Hendrix's 1968 Fender Stratocaster guitars with a sunburst design was sold at a Christie's auction for USD$168,000. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
    • December 12, 2006: Burning Desire is a posthumous compilation album by Jimi Hendrix, released on December 12, 2006 by Dagger Records. - Burning Desire, Wikipedia.
    • August, 2009: Experience Hendrix announced that it had entered a new licensing agreement with Sony Music Entertainment's Legacy Recordings division which would take effect in 2010. - Jimi Hendrix, Wikipedia.
  • 2010s







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