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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 guitarist, 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 24,400,475 page views. His biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia. Jimi Hendrix is the 9th most popular musician (up from 11th in 2019), the 86th most popular biography from United States 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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  • 106

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  • 7.58

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  • 5.40

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Among musicians, Jimi Hendrix ranks 9 out of 2,662Before him are Michael Jackson, Niccolò Paganini, Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, and Bob Dylan. After him are Leonard Cohen, Elton John, Clara Schumann, Paul McCartney, Leopold Mozart, and Madonna.

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

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Among people born in United States, Jimi Hendrix ranks 86 out of 18,182Before him are Bill Clinton (1946), Woody Allen (1935), Bob Dylan (1941), Jack Nicholson (1937), Samuel Morse (1791), and Jeff Bezos (1964). After him are Tina Turner (1939), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Charles Bronson (1921), Frank Sinatra (1915), Harrison Ford (1942), and Joan Baez (1941).

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), Scatman John (1942), Miles Davis (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), B.B. King (1925), and Brian Wilson (1942).

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