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Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. Despite a limited mainstream exposure of four years, he is widely considered to have been the greatest electric guitarist in the history of popular music, and one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.
Influenced musically by American rock and roll and electric blues, following his initial success in Europe with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the US after his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, he headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, before dying from drug-related asphyxia at the age of 27.





1. THE STORY OF LIFE IS QUICKER THAN THE WINK OF AN EYE, THE STORY OF LOVE IS HELLO AND GOODBYE…UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.

2. I WISH THEY’D HAD ELECTRIC GUITARS IN COTTON FIELDS BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS. A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS WOULD’VE BEEN STRAIGHTENED OUT.

3. I TRY ALL NIGHT TO PLAY A PRETTY NOTE.

4. IT’S TIME FOR A NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM. AMERICA IS DIVIDED INTO TWO DEFINITE DIVISIONS. THE EASY THING TO COP OUT WITH IS SAYIN’ BLACK AND WHITE. YOU CAN SEE A BLACK PERSON. BUT NOW TO GET DOWN TO THE NITTY-GRITTY, IT’S GETTING’ TO BE OLD AND YOUNG – NOT THE AGE, BUT THE WAY OF THINKING. OLD AND NEW, ACTUALLY… BECAUSE THERE’S SO MANY EVEN OLDER PEOPLE THAT TOOK HALF THEIR LIVES TO REACH A CERTAIN POINT THAT LITTLE KIDS UNDERSTAND NOW.

5. ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? HAVE YOU EVER BEEN EXPERIENCED?

6. IMAGINATION IS THE KEY TO MY LYRICS. THE REST IS PAINTED WITH A LITTLE SCIENCE FICTION.

7. I’LL ALWAYS TOUCH YOU.

8. LIFE IS QUICKER THAN A BLINK OF AN EYE.

9. THOSE TIMES I BURNED MY GUITAR IT WAS LIKE A SACRIFICE. WE ALL BURN THINGS WE LOVE. I LOVE MY GUITAR.

10. MUSIC IS MY RELIGION.

11. WHEN THINGS GET TOO HEAVY, JUST CALL ME HELIUM, THE LIGHTEST KNOWN GAS TO MAN.

12. ALL I’M WRITING IS JUST WHAT I FEEL, THAT’S ALL. I JUST KEEP IT ALMOST NAKED. AND PROBABLY THE WORDS ARE SO BLAND.

13. IF I’M FREE, IT’S BECAUSE I’M ALWAYS RUNNING.

14. MUSIC DOESN’T LIE. IF THERE IS SOMETHING TO BE CHANGED IN THIS WORLD, THEN IT CAN ONLY HAPPEN THROUGH MUSIC.

15. I USED TO LIVE IN A ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS; ALL I COULD SEE WAS ME. I TAKE MY SPIRIT AND I CRASH MY MIRRORS, NOW THE WHOLE WORLD IS HERE FOR ME TO SEE.

16. AND SO CASTLES MADE OF SAND SLIPS INTO THE SEA, EVENTUALLY.

17. I’VE BEEN IMITATED SO WELL I’VE HEARD PEOPLE COPY MY MISTAKES.

18. YOU HAVE TO GO ON AND BE CRAZY. CRAZINESS IS LIKE HEAVEN.

19. YOU HAVE TO FORGET ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SAY, WHEN YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DIE, OR WHEN YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE LOVING. YOU HAVE TO FORGET ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS. YOU HAVE TO GO ON AND BE CRAZY. CRAZINESS IS LIKE HEAVEN.

20. MUSIC IS A SAFE KIND OF HIGH.

21. DON’T BE RECKLESS WITH OTHER PEOPLE’S HEARTS. DON’T PUT UP WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE RECKLESS WITH YOURS.

22. EXCUSE ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY.

23. KNOWLEDGE SPEAKS, BUT WISDOM LISTENS.

24. WHEN THE POWER OF LOVE OVERCOMES THE LOVE OF POWER, THE WORLD WILL KNOW PEACE.

25. I’M THE ONE THAT’S GOT TO DIE WHEN IT’S TIME FOR ME TO DIE, SO LET ME LIVE MY LIFE THE WAY I WANT TO.

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