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Jimi Hendrix Fans Alert: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Celebrated Guitar Icon!

Jimi Hendrix Fans AlertThough he only lived for 27 short years, the legend of Jimmy Hendrix lives on. He is one of the most idolized guitarists in the history of music. If you’re a fan of the icon, show it to the world by wearing tees flaunting graphics of him! You can get them from Old Navy at prices you’ll love.

But, before you do that, read on to find out ten interesting facts you may have not known yet about the famous guitarist -

  • Though he was born as Johnny Allen Hendrix, his father changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix in memory of his late brother.
  • Wondering when he held his first guitar? He got it at the age of 15 for a mere 5 bucks!
  • He was on top in the list of Rolling Stone’s 100 best guitarist of all time.
  • One of the most remembered moments of the icon was when he burned his guitar on stage at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.
  • Jimi Hendrix was part Cherokee, part Afro-american and European.
  • Do you know how much the guitar legend earned for his first gig? Just a tiny sum of $.35!
  • He played the guitar in a unique style – upside down, because he was left handed.
  • Though Jimi couldn’t read music, he found another way to relate to it – bright colors. He communicated his music ideas to his bandmates through colors!
  • He even joined the army at the young age of 17 but was discharged after 14 months.
  • There are three statues put up in memory of the celebrated icon, one in Seattle, one in Kielce, Poland and one outside Dimbola Lodge.

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