45 Years Ago: The World Lost Jimi Hendrix

45 Years Ago: The World Lost Jimi Hendrix

On September 18, 1970 the world lost one of the most influential guitarist in history, Jimi Hendrix at the age of 27.

In the late morning of September 18, Hendrix’s then girlfriend Monika Dannemann found him unconscious and unresponsive. After phoning the ambulance, Hendrix was quickly transported to St Mary Abbot’s Hospital in London where he was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m. The cause of death was asphyxia due to aspiration of vomit caused by barbiturate intoxication. The world was stunned.

In his short time, Hendrix captivated audiences in his short time with his electric guitar playing and his domination of live performances from the Monterey Pop Festival to Woodstock. The legendary lefty and arguably greatest guitar player in history left a legacy that still lives on and will continue for generations.


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