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Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His mainstream career lasted only four years, but he is widely regarded as one of the most influential guitarists in history and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".

Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at age 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division, but he was discharged the following year. He moved to Clarksville, Tennessee soon after and began playing gigs on the Chitlin' Circuit, earning a place in the Isley Brothers' backing band and later with Little Richard, with whom he continued to work through mid-1965. He played with Curtis Knight and the Squires before moving to England in late 1966 after being discovered by Linda Keith, who interested bassist Chas Chandler of the Animals in becoming his first manager. Within months, Hendrix earned three UK top ten hits with the Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary". He achieved fame in the US after his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and his third and final studio album Electric Ladyland reached number one in the US in 1968; it was Hendrix's most commercially successful release and his only number-one album. He was the world's highest-paid performer, and he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. He died from barbiturate-related asphyxia on September 18, 1970, at age 27.

Hendrix was inspired by American rock and roll and electric blues. He favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and he was instrumental in popularizing the previously undesirable sounds caused by guitar amplifier feedback. He was also one of the first guitarists to make extensive use of tone-altering effects units in mainstream rock, such as fuzz tone, Octavia, wah-wah, and Uni-Vibe. He was the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings. Holly George-Warren of Rolling Stone writes: "Hendrix pioneered the use of the instrument as an electronic sound source. Players before him had experimented with feedback and distortion, but Hendrix turned those effects and others into a controlled, fluid vocabulary every bit as personal as the blues with which he began."

In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted Hendrix the Pop Musician of the Year, and Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year in 1968. Disc and Music Echo magazine honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969, and Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year in 1970. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992 and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. Rolling Stone ranked the band's three studio albums among the 100 greatest albums of all time, and ranked Hendrix the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Friday, November 27, 1942
Place of Birth
Seattle
Age
78
Star Sign

The November 27, 1942 was a Friday under the star sign of . It was the 330 day of the year. President of the United States was Franklin D. Roosevelt.

If you were born on this day, you are 78 years old. Your last birthday was on the Friday, November 27, 2020, 51 days ago. Your next birthday is on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in 313 days. You have lived for 28,541 days, or about 684,996 hours, or about 41,099,771 minutes, or about seconds.

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27th of November 1942 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on November 27, 1942

RUSSIANS CLOSE IN ON TRAPPED NAZIS; Germans Try to Break Out of Don Ring -- Berlin Reports Wide Battle in North RUSSIANS CLOSE IN ON TRAPPED NAZIS

Date: 28 November 1942

By RALPH PARKERSpecial Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

Ralph Cable

USSR forces advance northwest from Abganerova toward Kotelnikov reptd

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DE GAULLE HONORS SUICIDE OF FLEET; Breaking Silence of Fighting French Radio in London, He Says Tragedy United France WAVE OF RELIEF IN BRITAIN Denial to Hitler of Possible Use of French Warships Is Welcome News

Date: 28 November 1942

By JAMES MacDONALDSpecial Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

James Cable

with Hear Adm F M Auboyneau orders tribute paid to French sailors

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Advertising News and Notes

Date: 28 November 1942

Ad plans

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Anything of Interest To Enemy Censored

Date: 28 November 1942

Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES

War Dept censorship policy statement

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BLASTS RUIN SHIPS; Many Commanders and Men Die in Preventing Seizure by Hitler ESCAPE IS BLOCKED Harbor's Defenses Are Destroyed as the Germans Enter BIG FRENCH FLEET IS SUNK AT TOULON

Date: 28 November 1942

By RAYMOND DANIELLSpecial Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

Raymond Cable

Fleet at Toulon scuttled by officers and crews on de la Borde's orders as Ger troops start seizure move

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NEWS OF WOOD, FIELD AND STREAM

Date: 28 November 1942

By LINCOLN A. WERDEN

Lincoln WERDEN

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TUNISIAN DRIVE ON; 'Big Offensive' of British, Americans Seen Hitting, Between Two Cities AIR ACTIONS HEAVY Allies Destroy 51 Enemy Planes -- Town 15 Miles From Tunis Captured TUNISIAN ATTACK BY ALLIES IS ON

Date: 28 November 1942

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES

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INDIANS BITTER OVER LACK OF HELP; See Shelving of Grady Report on Ways to Better Industries as a War Effort

Date: 28 November 1942

Wireless to THE NEW YORK TIMES

Madras Hindu comment on reptd shelving by Wash of Dr H F Grady rept on indus development aid; Indian pub seen embittered; Wash qrs silent

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MILLS STOP BUYING CITY SCRAP METAL; 30,000 TONS REMAIN; Mayor Is to Confer With WPB Officials Today on Situation Revealed by Pleydell U.S. MAY TAKE MATERIAL Availability of Better Grade of Salvage Said to Have Caused Plants' Decision MILLS STOP BUYING CITY SCRAP METAL

Date: 28 November 1942

mills refuse to buy NYC household scrap; A Pleydell on reasons; cites E C Barringer lr; dealers rept shipments to mills cease

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OWI IS SKEPTICAL OF TOULON REPORTS; Stresses That News of Scuttling Comes From Nazi-Ruled Vichy

Date: 28 November 1942

stresses Vichy as repts source

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