Today in History: In 1970, James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix Died

James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix

Hendrix was an American musician and singer-songwriter.

He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in music history, and one of the most influential musicians of his era, despite his mainstream exposure being limited to four years.

He achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival after initial success in Europe with his group The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

He favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble, and was instrumental in developing the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback.

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