Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970), born Johnny Allen Hendrix, carved out an unparalleled path with his left-handed guitar in rock and roll music, forever changing the instrument and popular music.
During the early and mid-'60s, he played with the Isley Brothers’, Little Richard, Sam Cooke, and Tina Turner. In 1966, he formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience and by 1967 he was an international superstar.
Jimi took Woodstock by storm in the summer of ’69 with his psychedelic, incendiary take on the ‘Star Spangled Banner” just one year before his death in 1970. His final studio album was released posthumously 1997, titled ‘First Rays of the New Rising Sun’. It became one of many after-death works released by his estate, reminding us of his awe-inspiring musical prowess year after year.