Jimi Hendrix needs no introduction. Revered for his rhythmic chops and unparalleled virtuosity Hendrix redefined 1960s rock n' roll and is one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.
During his four year career he released three studio albums with The Jimi Hendrix Experience via Reprise Records: Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold As Love, and Electric Ladyland, and one live album: Band Of Gypsies in March 1970. This catalog defined him as the greatest guitar player of all time before he died of an overdose on September 18, 1970.
His three studio albums are produced by Chas Chandler and engineered by Eddie Kramer and are often considered landmark achievements in music.
Such was the brevity of Hendrix's career that his unforgettable on-stage appearances can be remembered as singular, culture-defining events. Take the Miami Pop Festival where he famously exorcised the demons from his Stratocaster by torching it on stage.
Or the Woodstock Festival - that archetypal moment in the history of counter-culture, where the world was awakened to a new phenomenon of people power.
Despite his relatively brief stint in the spotlight, Hendrix's influence over future generations of musicians, especially guitarists, is impossible to quantify. Players have mirrored the style of Hendrix down to the minutiae of tonal nuance, but nobody's complaining. It's proof that he lives on.