Definitions for: Jimi Hendrix


[n] United States guitarist whose innovative style with electric guitars influenced the development of rock music (1942-1970)



Synonyms: Hendrix, James Marshall Hendrix

See Also: guitar player, guitarist




Famous Quotes Containing Jimi Hendrix:


But then there was Hendrix, man. Jimi was really the last cat to freak me. Jimi was playing all the stuff I had in my head. I couldn't believe it, when I first heard him. Man, no one can ever do what he did with a guitar. No one can ever take his place.

-- Terry Kath (American Musician)

He saw us play a few times in fact. I did this song called I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes, and Jimi loved it. He paid me a huge compliment when he told me that he was thinking of doing something similar himself!

-- Alvin Lee (English Musician)

I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They're always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat; Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you're doing something right.

-- Ziggy Marley ( Musician)

We had no sleep or days off or anything like that and then, when the band became big, Hendrix became a star and looked down at us lot.

-- Noel Redding (English Musician)

You know, there's a big lie in this business. The lie is that it's okay to go out in flames. But that doesn't do anybody much good. I may be wrong, but I think Hendrix was trying to come around.

-- Stevie Ray Vaughan (American Musician)

I watched Janis one time - we opened for her - and that's the only time I ever saw her. We opened for Jimi Hendrix. I got to stand on the side of the stage and watch him for two hours and then he died. But I got the essence before they left.

-- Stevie Nicks (American Musician)

I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude - he wasn't a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant.

-- Ritchie Blackmore (English Musician)

I really thought I was pretty good before I saw Hendrix, and then I thought: Yeah, not so good.

-- Brian May (English Musician)

I also played with Jimi Hendrix. Jimi would come down and sit in with Retaliation and we would have a ball. He offered me the gig with him at 20 pounds a week, which at that point, was like 60 bucks.

-- Aynsley Dunbar (English Musician)

Hendrix rehearsed different drummers, before we met Mitch Mitchell.

-- Noel Redding (English Musician)

I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody. Jimi Hendrix is still one of my heroes.

-- Robert Cray (American Musician)

Jimi was always at The Scene when he was in New York and we played many times together. He was just everywhere - he went out and jammed everywhere he was.

-- Johnny Winter (American Musician)

Richard Lloyd of Television is one of my favorite guitarists. His mentor was Jimi Hendrix when he was just 14. Jimi was always pounding everything he knew into that kid.

-- Tina Weymouth (American Musician)

Hendrix was big in England. We all became good friends and I am still in touch with Noel Redding.

-- Jimmy Carl Black (American Musician)

I loved Hendrix. I mean, really, really loved him. As if he were one of the great classical composers. And he was. That's how I saw him.

-- Warren Zevon (American Musician)

I was impressed by Hendrix. His attitude was brilliant. Even the way he walked was amazing.

-- Ritchie Blackmore (English Musician)

We were into Hendrix and Cream, who were like the heaviest bands around at that time. We just wanted to be heavier than everybody else!

-- Geezer Butler (English Musician)

I've always loved the blues, John Lee Hooker, Janis Joplin, Hendrix.

-- Eddie Money ( Musician)

Jimi Hendrix played loud and free, Sergeant Pepper was real to me.

-- Al Stewart (Scottish Musician)

And um, when I came back to England I put a very complex soundtrack on it, featuring everyone from Jimi Hendrix, right through to Neil Diamond, you know, everybody that was kind of popular who was kind of popular at that time.

-- Gerald Scarfe (British Artist)

Nobody could understand why a guy would love his guitar, then all of a sudden turn around and try to destroy it. Jimi was just different.

-- Bobby Womack (American Musician)

I was the first guy to join the band with Hendrix.

-- Noel Redding (English Musician)

The best thing I ever heard was in the '60s. I heard Jimi Hendrix play 'I Can Hear The Grass Grow' after a rehearsal, and it was brilliant.

-- Roy Wood (English Musician)

I don't think Jimi committed suicide in the conventional way. He just decided to exit when he wanted to.

-- Eric Burdon (British Musician)

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.

-- Bryan Ferry (English Musician)

I never really got to know Jimi as a person.

-- Johnny Winter (American Musician)

I thought Jimi Hendrix... was just phenomenal.

-- Carl Wilson (American Musician)

Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I'd think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix... I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous.

-- Jean-Michel Basquiat (American Artist)

I was very influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, both of whom I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming friends with.

-- Mick Taylor (English Musician)

But people are now realising why I was playing bass with Hendrix.

-- Noel Redding (English Musician)

I've always been the first to admit that Jimi was a very big influence on my early stuff.

-- Robin Trower (English Musician)

Jimi... He was the gov'nor and that's it. He was brilliant, wasn't he?

-- Ritchie Blackmore (English Musician)

Jimi was a good guy 'til he got into drugs. That's the way it is. I just tell it like it is.

-- Dick Dale (American Musician)


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