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Jimi Hendrix Facts He played his guitar upside-down because he was left-handed. He was entirely self-taught on guitar. His father Al controlled Jimi's estate and even ran a museum dedicated to Jimi out of his home in Seattle. His second manager, Michael Jeffrey, had Hendrix kidnapped once for 2 days by "New York Mobsters" and then "rescued" him to try to bolster his role as manager... not a very well known story but documented several times by Hendrix himself. From 1966-1970, he played over 600 shows, many of them festivals that he headlined. He was born John Allen Hendrix. When his father, Al Hendrix, returned from the Army, he renamed him James Marshall Hendrix. His mother was a Cherokee Indian. The first instrument Jimi learned to play was a one-string Ukulele his father bought for him after Jimi showed enthusiasm for pretending to play a broom. He played backup guitar for Ike and Tina Turner, Little Richard, King Curtis, The Isley Brothers, and Wilson Pickett. He formed his first band - Jimmy James and the Blue Flames - in 1965. B.B. King: "When you heard Jimi Hendrix, you knew it was Jimi Hendrix. He introduced himself with his instrument. His attack to a guitar man, was, oh, something else! You think of one of the great American ball players, or one of the great fighters of the world, you know, that's the way he would attack any note on his guitar." As the headliner of the Woodstock festival, Hendrix received $125,000 - the highest fee of any performer. He also played to the smallest crowd, as he didn't go on until the 4th day of the 3-day festival, which ran long. Despite his wild lifestyle, Jimi Hendrix was a tidy man who always had a neatly made bed - a legacy of his time in the army.
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