Jimi Hendrix

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Exhibition Label
Rock icon Jimi Hendrix taught himself to play guitar by listening to the records of noted blues guitarists, such as Muddy Waters. In 1964, after several years with a number of backup bands, he drifted to New York City where his performances eventually attracted the attention of a British pop artist who persuaded him to try his fortunes in England. There, he formed a trio called the Jimi Hendrix Experience, which thanks to Hendrix’s outrageous showmanship and innovative guitar playing, quickly became a sensation throughout Europe. When he returned to the United States in 1968, the response was much the same, and both Rolling Stone and Billboard maga- zines named him artist of the year.
Icónica figura del rock, Jimi Hendrix aprendió por sí mismo a tocar la guitarra escuchando las grabaciones de notables intérpretes de blues como Muddy Waters. En 1964, luego de varios años con diversas bandas de acompañamiento, llegó a Nueva York, donde atrajo la atención de un artista pop británico que lo convenció de probar fortuna en Inglaterra. Allí formó el trío Jimi Hendrix Experience y, gracias a su extravagante talento escénico y novedoso estilo de interpretación, el grupo causó sensación por toda Europa. Cuando regresó a Estados Unidos en 1968 la acogida fue muy similar, y tanto la revista Rolling Stone como Billboard lo nombraron artista del año.
Topic
Jimi Hendrix: Male
Jimi Hendrix: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter
Jimi Hendrix: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Rock
Portrait
National Portrait Gallery
Artist
Unidentified Artist
Sitter
Jimi Hendrix, 27 Nov 1942 - 18 Sep 1970
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Medium
Color photolithographic poster on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 86.5 × 56 cm (34 1/16 × 22 1/16")
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition
One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
On View
NPG, East Gallery 141
Type
Print
Object number
NPG.2014.36
Culture
Jimi Hendrix: American\African American