13th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance
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"Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music."
- Born James Marshall Hendrix on Nov. 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington. Died Sept. 18, 1970, in London, England
- Jimi Hendrix's debut studio album, 1967's Are You Experienced, hit No. 5 on the Billboard 200, spawning the classic hits "Purple Haze" and "Foxy Lady."
- The guitarist's iconic interpretation of "The Star-Spangled Banner" from the 1969 Woodstock festival earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance.
- Did you know? Prior to his solo career, Hendrix worked as a session guitarist under the name Jimmy James, playing with acts such as Ike And Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, the Isley Brothers, and Little Richard.