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a good person who had a troubled life with other people; a cursed life by most standards. He would not have liked anyone to anger any Gods out there, or anyone to put him in the list of damned rock stars, but his influence made great changes in his times, when black people would never have led white people around America during civil right riots, thereby he led by example of how black leadership could exist in the world, even with white people. He played the way he felt was most innovative, and created a sound where he thought the imperfections of the world matched with his playing abilities, and using the imperfections he made greater riffs. His music was inspirational to all leading guitarists at the time, and that must mean something( he did expand the realms of guitar playing not just by the way he played it, but by what he played with). He, like, everyone else from a poor background, did try to make money to survive, and trying to be popular is a way to survive so he did gimmicky things to make it work, even playing in his unorthodox way. He was great and different, and being different sparks controversy. It seems that there is always someone to argue the case of him being the greatest guitarist, but it is the greatest and not neccesarily the best. But why do these hard line haters of Jimi keep comin onto Jimi's website. You don't see this in other sites of the greatest people, like Elvis, Einstein or the Beatles. If you want to hate somebody, hate somebody worthy of that hate. People should not judge someone because they think they don't belong, as Jimi only seems to belong once he died, as he knew. Maybe the debate shouldn't be about Jimi but about the debaters. They seem determined to make his image a battle ground; seeing him as a target for abuse. He was only being himself and did what he could do with what he had. The summer of love may have been influenced by him too, and we should remember what he stood for, peace too, and why do some people miss that point. It is the image and the player and his principles, that made him great, even though you may not see it like that. He was always for peace and harmony.
Jimi Hendrix's greatness is shown by the age that followed him, the peaceful Monteray and Woodstock festivals and the fans from all races. He was,great, hopeful,good, positive,determined, and spiritual. We must remember the situations and difficulties he was under. His life story is astonishing and influential.
by RLee May 03, 2006
 
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An excellent guitarist. Known to break the boundaries of guitar playing - in such ways as plucking the strings with his teeth (He recorded the American national anthem this way) and setting his guitar neck on fire while playing in concert. Don't ask.

He is also the author of one of the strangest and greatest quotes of all time:

"Excuse me, while I kiss the sky."
Jimi Hendrix is one awesome guitar player! All modern guitar players look up to him, guaranteed.
 
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-Genius-



enough said
"fly on little wing"
by T1mm0rz December 14, 2003
 
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The best rock guitarist in the history of mankind. When Jimi played, the guitar seemed to be part of his body just like another limb. He was a master at mixing lead and rhythm guitar together. Unlike most guitarists, he didn't need anyone backing him up, even when he played a solo!
Jimi Hendrix could make his guitar sound like a machine gun!
by RexGibson January 01, 2004
 
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ok lets clear this thing up right fucking now. Slash has nothing on Jimi Hendrix. If you think Slash is better than Jimi you are a <Fucking Moron?>.

Jimi was the best guitarist ever. no-one has ever and no-one can and no-one will master the guitar like Hendrix did.
And now bringing to you the best guitarist of all time...SLASH! eeer..no

Where as Slash will be an overweight burn-out in a few years, Hendrix rocks on from the grave
by BadLieutenant August 05, 2004
 
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The most creative guitarist of all time. Before Jimi Hendrix you never saw anyone play like he did. Had so much talent he could play the guitar with his eyes closed on the ground using his teethe. The drugs he used was part of the reason why he was so creative with his music. Purple Haze was his most known song and is regarded as one of the greatest rock songs of all time with one of the greatest guitar riffs. All Along the Watchtower holds Jimi Hendrix's best guitar solo and one of the greatest guitar solos of all time. Hendrix was in a band called The Jimi Hendrix Experience, his other band members are not well known but were very talented as well. The Experience's drummer, Mitch Mitchell is one of the greatest drummers of all time, very few drummers were as good as him at the time. His talent is witnessed in the song Fire which has excellent drumming. The Experience released 3 full albums. Are You Experienced? is known as one of the greatest debut albums of all time and one of the greatest psychadellic albums of all time. Hendrix's fame fell short after a inhalation of vommit caused by barbituate Seconol intoxication killing him immediately September 18th, 1970.
R.I.P. Jimi Hendrix

purple haze all in my brain...
by Matt F September 21, 2004
 
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The GREATEST guitar player ever to walk God's green earth. He mastered every possible effect and pioneered new forms of playing.
"Man Jimi Hendrix Rules!"
"No he doesn't"
"FUCK YOU!"
by Kenzie March 30, 2004
 
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A self-taught guitarist who developed into a virtuoso and became the most accomplished and influential musician in the history of rock music. Hendrix spent years traveling on the chitlin circuit, learning the blues and honing his craft. He landed in New York's Harlem and Greenwich Village, trying to make a name for himself and nearly starving to death. He caught a break by going to England and showing them what an authentic bluesman really is. From October 1966 to September 1970 Hendrix took music to heights in had never been. Drugs, women, and the music business killed him at age 27.
Dude, when Jimi Hendrix played that solo with his teeth I fell out of my chair.
by Mack C January 14, 2007