Name: Johnny Allen Hendrix (later changed to James Marshall Hendrix by his father)
Born: 27th November 1942, Seattle, USA
Died: 18th September 1970
Raised: Seattle and Vancouver
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
- Gypsy Sun and Rainbows
- Band of Gypsys
- The Isley Brothers
Weapon(s) of choice: Guitars: Mainly Fender Stratocaster (right handed guitar strung and played upside down for the left handed Hendrix) as well as a Gibson Flying V. Amplifiers: Vox, Fender and Marshall. Effects pedals include wah-wah pedals and FuzzFace pedals (Arbiter).
Trivia: Famous for setting his guitar alight with lighter fluid on a couple of occasions. Made fuzz and distortion effects a trademark style, so emulated by others.
Definitive Song: There are so many to choose from including his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner but for me, it has to be “Hey Joe“, even though this is a cover version – see below – check out the solo at 1:40. Awesome!