Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he 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".

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To be with the others you have to have your hair short and wear ties. So we're trying to make a third world happen you know what I mean?

It all has to come from inside though I guess.

You don't have to be singing about love all the time in order to give love to the people. You don't have to keep flashing those words all the time.

My nature just changes.

Music is my religion.

When I die I want people to play my music go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.

See that's nothing but blues that's all I'm singing about. It's today's blues.

White collar conservative flashin down the street pointing that plastic finger at me they all assume my kind will drop and die but I'm gonna wave my freak flag high.

If it was up to me there wouldn't be no such thing as the establishment.

When things get too heavy just call me helium the lightest known gas to man.

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.

Music is a safe kind of high.

Music makes me high on stage and that's the truth. It's like being almost addicted to music.

When we go to play you flip around and flash around and everything and then they're not gonna see nothin' but what their eyes see. Forget about their ears.

Rock is so much fun. That's what it's all about - filling up the chest cavities and empty kneecaps and elbows.

I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked.

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.

I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.

When I played God Bless The Queen I was wondering if they was gonna dig us then quite naturally I'd go on and try to get it together.

I got a pet monkey called Charlie Chan.

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