This day in 1942; guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jimi Hendrix was born. Hendrix is often recognized as one of the greatest guitarists in history. He had several top hits such as “Hey Joe,” which hit No. 6 in 1967 and “Voodoo Chile” which hit No. 1 in the UK. He also had a No. 1 album titled “Electric Ladyland” in 1968 in both the US and UK. Making him a prominent figure in musical history.
Hendrix died on September 18th 1970 after choking on his own vomit.