The most iconic, profound, inventive, masterful and downright best guitar player in the history of music. No one came close to playing guitar like he did. It was never about how fast or how well he played (even though he played exceedingly well). It was about the special connection he made through his guitar and his listeners/audience. In effect, the guitar was to Jimi what Excalibur would have been to King Arthur - A profound expression of the power within one individual. Hendrix did many things that made his music so meaningful. Amongst these he helped to popularize guitar feedback... a technique which was previously undesirable at the time, not to mention playing it with his teeth, executing mind- bending solo's, and even evoking a personality within the instrument itself: for example during his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, where his guitar echoed the harsh nature of the Vietnam War through sound alone. He created a style of music which even to this day has remained unparalleled, and gave us one of the most awe- inspiring forms of music ever. Some of his most famous songs include Purple Haze, Voodoo Child, and his rendition of All Along the Watchtower. There will never be anyone like him again... and even if you did reach his playing standard, you still wouldn't obtain the expressionism, mind or soul he channelled into every performance. Long live Hendrix... we really could do with another time like yours in this day and age :/
Go watch Jimi Hendrix's version of the Star Spangled Banner on Youtube... and if those last few notes don't send shivers down your spine, then you might as well have no soul...
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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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"fly on little wing"
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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!
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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
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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...
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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!"
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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.
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