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36 Years Ago Today… The Death Of Jimi Hendrix

Disclosure Policy | Mon, Sep 18, 2006 | 295 |

JimiWell, I didn’t want to let the morning pass without at least mentioning that today marks the 36th Anniversary of the passing of James Marshall Hendrix–better known to the world as Jimi. Hendrix’s death, at the age of just 27, left a hole in the music world that has never been adequately filled (IMHO.)

While there is still some controversy over the details of his passing (tales of suicide, or even foul play abound,) it seems likely that Hendrix, at the top of his game and in the prime of his life, died a purely accidental death. According to Wikipedia–

In the early morning hours of September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix was found dead in the basement flat of the Samarkand Hotel at 22 Lansdowne Crescent in London. Hendrix died amid circumstances which have never been fully explained, and the exact details of his death will probably never be confirmed. He had spent the night with his German girlfriend, Monika Dannemann, and likely died in bed after drinking wine and taking nine Vesperax sleeping pills…

I don’t know about you, but I’m planning to observe a solemn moment of silence for the man that upped the ante for guitar players the world over–and then I’m gonna’ dial up Axis: Bold As Love on my iPod and spend the rest of the morning rocking out in my cubicle…