Watch the Jimi Hendrix online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Kings of Tone
James Marshall Hendrix was born in 1942 in Seattle WA, what is there to say other than he may well be the most influential guitarist in rock and roll history? It is sometimes hard to have perspective on Jimi's music but when you look at what guitar playing was like before the release of Are You Experienced in 1967 it helps. He sounds like he came from another planet and to top it off he is one of the greatest rock stars ever. All you need to do is watch Jimi at Monterey to see his first American appearance to know this was something new and it would change everything. Jimi's career was only a few years before his tragic death in 1970 but his mark is still as strong today.