History of Rock & Roll
Jimi Hendrix in History of Rock & Roll
Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) was an African-American rock musician who blew apart the rock scene with his mind-blowing stage performances, haunting vocals, and innovative guitar compositions.
In the summer of 1967, Jimi Hendrix played in the Monterey International Pop Festival, giving what would become one of his most notorious performance in which he ignited his Fender Stratocaster guitar during his final number. Although his life was cut short in 1970, Hendrix continues to be a major influence on contemporary singers and musicians such as Lenny Kravitz, Prince, Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Perry Ferrell, Kanye West, and Timbaland.