How Did Jimi Hendrix Affect Society

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Jimi Hendrix’s mainstream career only lasted about 4 years. After being discharged from the Army, Hendrix moved to Clarksville, TN where he began playing gigs with The Isley Brothers, Little Richard and Curtis Knight and the Squires. In 1966 he was discovered by Linda Keith and moved to England. She got Chase Chandler to become his manager and he had three top 10 UK hits within months. His fame in the US came from his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. His final studio album (a double record) ‘Electric Ladyland’ reached number 1 in the US in 1968. In 1969 he headlined Woodstock and in 1970 headlined the Isle of Wight Festival. During that time he was the world’s highest paid performer which shows just how special he really was to American culture at that time. American rock and roll and electric blues influenced Hendrix’s musical genre. Hendrix was the first person in music history to use the stereophonic phasing effect (a method of producing a beautiful almost “surround sound” that is accomplished by using multiple channels in series with speakers to produce the effect). The use of the ‘wah-wah pedal’ (the tone of the signal from a guitar is altered to create an effect of the human voice) was made more popular by Hendrix and it greatly increases to me the entertainment of his songs. Hendrix was extremely influential in…show more content…
Rolling Stone ranked the three studio albums among the 100 greatest albums of all time, Hendrix as the greatest guitarist of all time as well as the sixth greatest artist of all time whose influence on what it means to rock is still influencing today’s

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