Jimi Hendrix: A Musical Icon

September 26, 2014 8:05 PM

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As the biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side is set to be released to movie theaters nationwide today, it's time to reflect on the life of one of popular culture's largest iconic figures. Jimi: All Is by My Side was written by Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley. It chronicles Jimi Hendrix's life through 1966-1967 as an unknown backup guitarist playing in the infamous New York City Cheetah Club to his triumphant arrival on the musical landscape at Monterey International Pop Music Festival. The role of Hendrix is being played by Andre Benjamin, a superstar entertainer in his own right.

James Marshall Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington in 1942. He became affectionately known to the world as Jimi Hendrix through his mercurial guitar playing skills on Fender Stratocasters and Gibson Flying V's and timeless recordings. Forty-four years after his passing, a mu...

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