Johnny Allen Hendrix came into the world on November 27, 1942. Before he was five, his parents changed his name to James Marshall Hendrix. As a performer, he called himself Maurice James, Jimmy James, and finally, the one of many that finally stuck, Jimi Hendrix.
Since his death in 1970 at age 27, much has been discovered about Hendrix's short but eventful life. One can only imagine that even more would have surfaced if he had lived to see his 70th birthday.
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