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James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix and known as Jimi Hendrix, November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician and songwriter who is widely credited as being one of the most influential guitarists in the history of rock music. Despite his professional career only lasting four years (due to his untimely death in 1970), Hendrix is one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century; his music has helped to shape multiple genres of music and has influenced many other musicians.

During his lifetime, Hendrix released a total of three studio albums, all of them with The Jimi Hendrix Experience, as well as one live album. Following his death, many more albums containing alternate takes of previous songs as well as unreleased material and bootleg recordings have continued to be released, with the most recent being Both Sides of the Sky in March 2018.

Hendrix has been the recipient of many awards both during his lifetime and after his death, particularly from Rolling Stone, who named him their Performer of the Year in 1968. All three of his albums with The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland - appeared on Rolling Stone 's 100 greatest albums of all time, and they also ranked Hendrix as the sixth greatest guitarist of all time.

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1992, and into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Jimi Hendrix is often seen as one of the most influential guitarists ever creating such famous classics as "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)", "Foxy Lady", "Hey Joe" and covering Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower".






Year Song Peak positions Album








1966 "Hey Joe" 10 6 Are You Experienced
1967 "Purple Haze" 65 7 17 3
"The Wind Cries Mary" 18 6
"Burning of the Midnight Lamp" 18 Non-album single
"Foxy Lady"[1] 67 Are You Experienced
1968 "Up from the Skies"[2] 82 Axis: Bold as Love
"All Along the Watchtower" 20 17 5 Electric Ladyland
"Crosstown Traffic" 52 37
1969 "Stone Free" 130 Are You Experienced
1970 "Stepping Stone" Non-album single
"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" 69 1 Electric Ladyland
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that region.

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