Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)
Pioneering electric guitarist, singer, and songwriter for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Band of Gypsys.
Hendrix is one of the most influential guitarists in the history of music. He pioneered the use of overdrive and wah-wah pedals with his electric guitars.
Three of his albums were judged by Rolling Stone magazine as worthy of a place among the top 100 albums of all time and they ranked him as the greatest guitarist of all time and the sixth greatest artist of all time.
Cause of death
Jimi Hendrix died at the age of 27 reportedly by asphyxiation on vomit after accidental overdose of sleeping pills.