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.
- Hendrix's 1966 Fender Stratocaster was among the instruments featured in the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live's 2015 Rare Guitars exhibit. The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame has inducted six of Hendrix's recordings, including "All Along The Watchtower" and "Purple Haze."
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