Death of Jimi Hendrix

November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970
London, England | Age 27

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Jimi was born in Seattle, Washington, on November 27, 1942. He spent many of his early years with his grandmother, a full-blooded Cherokee Indian, in Canada.

When he was 12, he got his first electric guitar. At the age of 16, Jimi was thrown out of school before joining the army at 17 - an alternative provided to him by a judge after he was arrested for being a passenger in a stolen car.

After 14 months as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne he suffered an injury and was...

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