Jimi Hendrix

1942 - 1970

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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jimi Hendrix has received more than 21,060,664 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Jimi Hendrix is the 11th most popular musician (down from 9th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from United States (down from 73rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Musician.

Jimi Hendrix is most famous for his song "Purple Haze" and his guitar playing.

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  • 5.52

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Among musicians, Jimi Hendrix ranks 11 out of 2,675Before him are Niccolò Paganini, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan. After him are Ringo Starr, Leopold Mozart, Clara Schumann, George Harrison, Elton John, and Arcangelo Corelli.

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Among people born in 1942, Jimi Hendrix ranks 9Before him are Martin Scorsese, Muammar Gaddafi, Amitabh Bachchan, Paul McCartney, Joe Biden, and Eusébio. After him are Ratko Mladić, Hu Jintao, Harrison Ford, Peter Handke, Barbra Streisand, and Ronnie James Dio. Among people deceased in 1970, Jimi Hendrix ranks 7Before him are Charles de Gaulle, Bertrand Russell, Janis Joplin, Abraham Maslow, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Erich Maria Remarque. After him are António de Oliveira Salazar, Sukarno, Yukio Mishima, Max Born, Hjalmar Schacht, and Alexander Kerensky.

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Among people born in United States, Jimi Hendrix ranks 86 out of 15,968Before him are Patrick Swayze (1952), Frank Sinatra (1915), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Johnny Cash (1932), James Dean (1931), and Bob Dylan (1941). After him are Debbie Reynolds (1932), Tina Turner (1939), Rosa Parks (1913), Henry David Thoreau (1817), Meryl Streep (1949), and Bill Clinton (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Jimi Hendrix ranks 4Before him are Michael Jackson (1958), Louis Armstrong (1901), and Bob Dylan (1941). After him are Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), and B.B. King (1925).

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