Rock Legend Jimi Hendrix Never Forgotten
By Karyssa Youngs
James (Jimi) Marshall Hendrix, 27, of 23 Brook Street, London, UK, died Friday, Sep. 18, 1970, due to unconfirmed drug-related circumstances.
On Nov. 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, Jimi was brought into this world by his parents,
After dropping out of Garfield Highschool at the age of 17, Jimi enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1961, where he served on the 101st Airborne Division of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, until his discharge in 1962 because of an injury. I DIDN'T REALIZE HE HAD BEEN IN THE ARMY His passion for playing music, however,
Jimi’s success as a musician was at only it’s
WHEN IN 1966, when he met Chas Chandler, who inspired him to move to London as part of The Jimi Hendrix Experience where he became a rock icon alongside his talented band members, Noel Reding and Mitch Mitchell.
Jimi had set a legendary bar in the rock world that would not be fully recognized until after his death. The awards given to honor his great achievements include an NME Award for Most Missed in 1976, a Grammy Lifetime Achievements Award in 1992, and two Grammy Hall of Fame Awards in 1999 and 2009.
Jimi left his spouse, Eva Sundquist; his two children, Tamika Laurice James-Hendrix, and James Daniel Sundquist; his father, James Allen Hendrix; and his four siblings, Leon, Joseph, Kathy, and Pamela Hendrix. Jimi was predeceased by his mother, Lucille Jeter.
The funeral was held October 1, 1970 at 1PM
Donations in memorial contribution for the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation can be sent to PO Box 58152 Seattle, Washington 98138.