We lost Jimi Hendrix on this day (Sept. 18, 1970).

Jimi Hendrix was a major influence on many rock and roll musicians. He taught himself to play the electric guitar and usually played a Fender Stratocaster, ehich he played upside down since he was left-handed. He initially became famous in England and then became famous all through the world after playing the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. He would also be known for playing the famous Woodstock Music Festival in 1969. Sadly, Jimi passed away of a drug overdose at the age of 27.

In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named Jimi Hendrix the “Greatest Guitarist of All Time”. There are always cool Jimi Hendrix music cd and dvd releases put out on a regular basis. 2017 celebrates 50 years of The Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at Monterey, one of the most famous rock performances of all time. Crank up some classic Hendrix today in his honor, and celebrate the life of the greatest rock guitarist of all time!

For all things Jimi Hendrix, check out the official website here.