hendrix, jimi

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A twentieth-century American musician known for his highly amplified, innovative work on the electric guitar. Despite his death at the age of twenty-seven, Hendrix greatly influenced the changing world of rock 'n' roll.

Note: The Experience Music Project, a museum and performance center in Seattle, is dedicated to Hendrix, who was born and is buried in the city.
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