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November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970; Jimi Hendrix was a musician, singer, and songwriter, known for his incredible skill with the guitar. His imprint on the rock music genre is massive, despite only having been in the populace's eye for four years. He's well known for being the lead member of the band "The Jimi Hendrix Experience", as well as his performance during festival Woodstock. Born in 1942, Jimi was born with the name Johnny Allen Hendrix, but his parents later changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix. Jimi's parents had an unsteady relationship - both of the parents turned to alcohol abuse, fought often, and eventually divorced when Jimi turned nine-years-old. Jimi and his brother were left in the care of their father, Al. From a young age, Jimi used music as a way of coping with his difficult life. When he was finally able to buy a guitar of his own, he practiced it diligently. When he was forced to join the Army, Jimi was insistent that he be sent his guitar. Hendrix was eventually honorably discharged due to his "unsuitability." Jimi Hendrix quickly started on the path to musical fame. While it took him nearly two years to begin earning a solid income, Hendrix continued plowing headlong into music. In a very short amount of time, Jimi became a worldwide musical sensation – he rolled out a stunning amount of tours and performances. He was well-known for being able to play the guitar with his teeth. Hendrix's life came to a surprising end in 1970, when he was only 27 – though the cause of death is still technically unknown, the death may have been caused by an overdose of sleeping pills.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
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Music is a safe kind of high.
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I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
Jimi Hendrix

I don't have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might've unintentionally hurt
somebody else or something.
Jimi Hendrix

When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want
to do.
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If I'm free, it's because I'm always running.
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Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about man.
Jimi Hendrix

When things get too heavy, just call me helium, the lightest known gas to man.
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I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want
to.
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Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
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Anybody can do anything, it's up to themselves. All it takes is the right intentions.
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All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the
words are so bland.
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In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
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We plan for our sound to go inside the soul of somebody.
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Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it could only
happen through music.
Jimi Hendrix

I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of
things would've been straightened out.
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I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my
mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
Jimi Hendrix

Life is quicker than a blink of an eye.
Jimi Hendrix

I don't really live on compliments. Matter of fact, it has a way of distracting me.
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You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
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I just hate to be in one corner. I hate to be put as only a guitar player, or either only as a
songwriter, or only as a tap dancer. I like to move around.
Jimi Hendrix

It's funny how most people love the dead, once you're dead your made for life.
Jimi Hendrix

I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying
it, and I still do enjoy it.
Jimi Hendrix

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with
yours.
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I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.
Jimi Hendrix

I try to use my music to move these people to act.
Jimi Hendrix

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
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I don't really live on compliments. As a matter of fact, they have a way of distracting me. I
know a whole lot of musicians, artists out there who hears the compliments and thinks "wow,
I must have been really great" and so they get fat and satisfied and they get lost and forget
about their actual talent and start living in another world.
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Music makes me high on stage, and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.
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When I die, just keep playing the records.
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We want our sound to go into the soul of the audience, and see if it can awaken some little
thing in their minds... 'Cause there are so many sleeping people.
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