Jimi Hendrix Discography and Fact Sheet
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John Allen Hendrix - November 27, 1942 - Seattle, Washington USA - died September 18, 1970 - London England
JIMI HENDRIX'S CAREER BEGAN....
In New York....after years of playing backup guitar and doing session work Jimi was "discovered" by Animals bassist Chas Chandler who convinced Hendrix to move to London England to begin a solo career. Chandler built a recording group around the talented Hendrix featuring Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. This new trio became the Jimi Hendrix Experience and released the hit album Are You Experienced
in 1967 producing the top 10 tracks Hey Joe, purple Haze
and The Wind Cries Mary.
Hendrix died in his sleep on September 18, 1970 at the Samarkand Hotel in London. He was 27. The cause of death was vomit inhalation during a barbiturate induced coma. His body now rests in the Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, Washington in a family plot.
ORIGINAL GROUP MEMBERS 1966
October 13, 1966 The Experience play their first gig,
in Evreux near Paris.
Following are the major Jimi Hendrix line up changes
The Jimi Hendrix experience disbanded in 1969. Jimi put together a temporary band in August 1969 that performed at Woodstock New York. Hendrix formed a new band later that year, dubbed The Band Of Gypsies. This group was short lived and disbanded in 1970 after releasing an album of the same name.
On Bass guitar...
Billy Cox entered Band Of Gypsies Line up - 1969
Buddy Miles entered Band Of Gypsies Line up - 1969
CURRENT (OR FINAL) GROUP MEMBERS
MOST RECENT ALBUMS
||Live At Winterland
||First Rays Of The New Rising Sun
||Are You Experienced (USA)
||Live At The Filmore East
JIMI HENDRIX DISCOGRAPHY
TOP 10 ALBUMS (NOT INCL COMPILATIONS)
#1 Are You Experienced - (UK) - 1967
#1 Electric Ladyland - Pop Album - 1968
#3 Axis:Bold As Love - Pop Album - 1968
JIMI HENDRIX DISCOGRAPHY
TOP 10 SINGLES
Jimi Hendrix Billboard top 10 singles are nonexistent. For a more accurate listing of the band's popular tracks scroll down to the ones that made the list of the 500 greatest songs of all time, (located on this Jimi Hendrix discography page).
Determining accurate and reliable U.S. sales is difficult. Determining foreign sales is almost impossible, not to mention the huge amount of bootlegging in many countries of the world. Album sales reported here are based on the Recording
Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Latest data.
Jimi Hendrix has sold more than 20 Million Albums in the US
Grammy hall of Fame - This Award was established by the Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Winners are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.
|Are you Experienced
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award - This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artist significance to the field of recording.
Jimi Hendrix - awarded 1992
ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992
Inductees: Jimi Hendrix (guitar,vocals, born November 27, 1942), Noel Redding (Bass, born December 25, 1945), Mitch Mitchell (Drums, born June 9, 1947)
JIMI HENDRIX DISCOGRAPHY LIST POSITIONS
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
||Are You Experienced
||Axis: Bold As Love
About.com Ultimate Album list (Not Ranked)
- Are You Experienced
- Axis:Bold As Love
- Band Of Gypsys
- Electric Ladyland
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time
||All Along The Watch Tower
||The Wind Cries Mary
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