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Guitar Greats: Jimi Hendrix

If you need an explanation as to why Jimi Hendrix is being honored during International Guitar Month, then clearly you have another set of problems that need to be addressed.

It's Hendrix.  That's all you need to know.

 

Al Hendrix and his son Jimi Hendrix (3 years old) circa 1945.

 

Rock band 'Curtis Knight & The Squires', featuring young phenom guitarist Jimi Hendrix (left), pose for a portrait in 1965. Clockwise from front center: Curtis Knight, Jimi Hendrix on left, Marion Booker top, Ace Hall on right.

 

Photo of Jimi HENDRIX; performing live onstage, playing guitar with tongue.

 

Photo of Jimi HENDRIX; performing live onstage, playing Fender Stratocaster guitar with Marshall amplifier behind.

 

A young female Jimi Hendrix fan grabs his guitar ecstatically while another becomes tearful at a concert at the Star Club on 16th March 1967 in Hamburg, Germany.

 

Jimi Hendrix performs onstage at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967 in Monterey, California.

 

Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix plays his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar onstage during soundcheck for his performance at the Hollywood Bowl on August 18, 1967 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix plays his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar onstage during his performance at the Hollywood Bowl on September 14, 1968 in Los Angeles, California.

 

Jimi Hendrix. During a Toronto visit.

 

Rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix performs onstage with his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar at his last concert on September 6, 1970 in Isle of Fehmarn, Germany.