On this day in 1970, Jimi Hendrix was found dead in his basement, in London. He was 27 years old. He had taken nine pills of the barbiturate , Vesparax, along with alcohol. He died of an overdose.
Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, James Marshal “Jimi” Hendrix is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music”.
I’ve put together this digital mixtape of 8 of my favorite Jimi Hendrix songs.