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Johnny Allen Hendrix Nov. 27, 1941 - Sept. 18 th, 1970.

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1 Johnny Allen Hendrix Nov. 27, Sept. 18 th, 1970

2 Thesis While Hendrix was often considered a negative influence on the American youth, his contributions to the music industry and the world were far greater. While Hendrix was often considered a negative influence on the American youth, his contributions to the music industry and the world were far greater.

3 The Early Years Al & Lucille Hendrix give birth in Seattle Al & Lucille Hendrix give birth in Seattle Al changes Johnny’s name to James Marshall when Jimi was four Al changes Johnny’s name to James Marshall when Jimi was four Attended school in Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Attended school in Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. Lucille dies when Jimi was fifteen Lucille dies when Jimi was fifteen

4 Musical Steps Al buys Jimmy first guitar at age seventeen. Shortly after, he plays first gig at the Washington National Guard Armory In Kent, as a member of the Velvetones. Al buys Jimmy first guitar at age seventeen. Shortly after, he plays first gig at the Washington National Guard Armory In Kent, as a member of the Velvetones. Later on in 1959, he joins the Rocking Kings, and switches from bass to lead guitar. Later on in 1959, he joins the Rocking Kings, and switches from bass to lead guitar.

5 The Rocking Kings( ) Does three shows before landing regular gig at local club. Does three shows before landing regular gig at local club. While at the club his guitar gets stolen, and Al buys him a new one. While at the club his guitar gets stolen, and Al buys him a new one. In the summer of 1960, joins new group called the Tom Cats In the summer of 1960, joins new group called the Tom Cats

6 The Tom Cats( ) Plays various gigs around northwest Plays various gigs around northwest Drops out of high school in October of Senior year Drops out of high school in October of Senior year Arrested twice in May of 1961 for car theft Arrested twice in May of 1961 for car theft Enlists in army at the end of May, and leaves the band Enlists in army at the end of May, and leaves the band

7 The King Kasuals(1962) Joins up with fellow soldiers and plays in various places around the southeast Joins up with fellow soldiers and plays in various places around the southeast While with the band, he gets a medical discharge for breaking his ankle on his approx. 25 th parachute jump While with the band, he gets a medical discharge for breaking his ankle on his approx. 25 th parachute jump After the other band mates are discharged, they move to Nashville After the other band mates are discharged, they move to Nashville

8 Bobbie Taylor & The Vancouvers( ) Goes home for the winter and joins up with band while living with Grandmother in Vancouver, B.C. Goes home for the winter and joins up with band while living with Grandmother in Vancouver, B.C. In March of 1963, he goes back to Nashville and meets George Odell In March of 1963, he goes back to Nashville and meets George Odell Together the two join up with a tour including the Supremes and Little Richard Together the two join up with a tour including the Supremes and Little Richard

9 Going Solo Wins Amateur Night at the Apollo in NYC- Jan Wins Amateur Night at the Apollo in NYC- Jan Spends most of 1964 touring with the Isley Bros. Spends most of 1964 touring with the Isley Bros. During tour stop in Seattle, his guitar is stolen, again. During tour stop in Seattle, his guitar is stolen, again.

10 More Solo Begins touring with various acts, including Ike & Tina Turner, a 2 nd stint with Little Richard, Curtis Knight & The Squires, & Albert Collins Begins touring with various acts, including Ike & Tina Turner, a 2 nd stint with Little Richard, Curtis Knight & The Squires, & Albert Collins In Jan he joins up with King Curtis and tours the south with them until May of 66’ In Jan he joins up with King Curtis and tours the south with them until May of 66’

11 Summer of 66’ After touring with more bands like The Animals and his first own band, “Jimmy James & the Blue Flames”, He meets Chas Chandler, and talks him in to coming to England. After touring with more bands like The Animals and his first own band, “Jimmy James & the Blue Flames”, He meets Chas Chandler, and talks him in to coming to England. He leaves Sept. 23 rd, 1966 He leaves Sept. 23 rd, 1966

12 Europe After Meeting Mitch Mitchell & Noel Redding, the three form the “Jimi Hendrix Experience” After Meeting Mitch Mitchell & Noel Redding, the three form the “Jimi Hendrix Experience” They released “Are You Experienced” in Europe in May, 1967, and the U.S. three months later They released “Are You Experienced” in Europe in May, 1967, and the U.S. three months later

13 Highlights of Europe May 31, Jimi burns his 1 st guitar May 31, Jimi burns his 1 st guitar Jams with Cream, and The Animals Jams with Cream, and The Animals Releases Hits like Hey Joe, Purple Haze, & Foxy Lady Releases Hits like Hey Joe, Purple Haze, & Foxy Lady

14 U.S. Reintroduction In June of 1967, after nearly 175 European Performances, The Experience were asked to play the Monterey International Pop Festival by John Phillips of the Mamas & The Papas In June of 1967, after nearly 175 European Performances, The Experience were asked to play the Monterey International Pop Festival by John Phillips of the Mamas & The Papas Groups there included The Who, Buffalo Springfield, Ravi Shankar, The Beach Boys, and Jefferson Airplane Groups there included The Who, Buffalo Springfield, Ravi Shankar, The Beach Boys, and Jefferson Airplane

15 The Odd Couple The Experience played around the U.S. for a couple weeks before going on tour with The Monkees. The Experience played around the U.S. for a couple weeks before going on tour with The Monkees. It lasted eight shows It lasted eight shows They stuck around the states until mid-August, and went back to the U.K. They stuck around the states until mid-August, and went back to the U.K.

16 Europe-Part 2 They toured Europe from August of 67’ until the end of Jan. of 68’ They toured Europe from August of 67’ until the end of Jan. of 68’ Produced and released the groups 2 nd album, Axis: Bold As Love Produced and released the groups 2 nd album, Axis: Bold As Love

17 The Next U.S. Tour Beginning in Feb. of 68’ The Experience begin performing across the U.S. Beginning in Feb. of 68’ The Experience begin performing across the U.S. Highlights include jamming with a drunk Jim Morrison and records with B.B. King Highlights include jamming with a drunk Jim Morrison and records with B.B. King In mid-May, they go to Europe and continue to jump back and forth over the Atlantic through the end of June In mid-May, they go to Europe and continue to jump back and forth over the Atlantic through the end of June

18 Travels June 5 th, 1968-The Lonely Heart Show June 5 th, 1968-The Lonely Heart Show June 15 th -Jams with Clapton In NYC June 15 th -Jams with Clapton In NYC Sept. 9 th -Plays Memorial Coliseum Sept. 9 th -Plays Memorial Coliseum Nov. 11 th -Jams with Fleetwood Mac in NYC Nov. 11 th -Jams with Fleetwood Mac in NYC

19 Electric Ladyland The only album produced by Jimi The only album produced by Jimi Released in October of 68’ Released in October of 68’ Cover Controversy Cover Controversy

20 The Gypsy Sons Noel left the group in June of 1969, and gradually Jimi became more involved in playing alongside Buddy Miles & Billy Cox Noel left the group in June of 1969, and gradually Jimi became more involved in playing alongside Buddy Miles & Billy Cox The group never released a studio album The group never released a studio album Two live albums were released, one after Jimi’s death Two live albums were released, one after Jimi’s death

21 Woodstock Appears with the Gypsy Sons Appears with the Gypsy Sons Woke everyone at 8 AM on third day with National Anthem Woke everyone at 8 AM on third day with National Anthem

22 Post-Woodstock Continued to tour with Gypsy Sons until Oct. of 69’ Continued to tour with Gypsy Sons until Oct. of 69’ Creates Band Of Gypsys and they tour until Jan. of 70’ Creates Band Of Gypsys and they tour until Jan. of 70’ In mid-March of 70’ Jimi briefly returns to England before doing his final U.S. tour In mid-March of 70’ Jimi briefly returns to England before doing his final U.S. tour

23 Final Productions Spent some time in the studio recording a Woodstock album Spent some time in the studio recording a Woodstock album Plays final U.S. show in Honolulu on August 1 st, 1970 Plays final U.S. show in Honolulu on August 1 st, 1970 Goes to Europe to tour and plays final concert in West Germany on Sept. 6th Goes to Europe to tour and plays final concert in West Germany on Sept. 6th

24 The End Is The Beginning After a tiring day Sept. 17 th, Jimi takes 4 sleeping pills to help him rest After a tiring day Sept. 17 th, Jimi takes 4 sleeping pills to help him rest Pronounced dead shortly before noon the next day in London Pronounced dead shortly before noon the next day in London

25 The End “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye. The story of love is hello and goodbye, until we meet again.” 9/17/70 “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye. The story of love is hello and goodbye, until we meet again.” 9/17/70


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