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The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a psychedelic rock band from the sixties considered to be one of the greatest of all time. Their legacy, success, and influence continues to this day despite Jimi's death in 1970 of a sedative overdose. Hendrix is a member of the "27 Club", a group of artists who died at that age. This also includes Jim Morrison of [[The Doors]] and [[Janis Joplin]]. This club would become an obsession of Kurt Cobain, frontman for grunge band [[Nirvana]], who became convinced that he would become famous if he died at that age, leading to his suicide. Hendrix performed at both the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Festival of 1969 and the Monterey International Pop Festival of 1967. The Experience was inducted their first year of eligibility. Hendrix has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His biggest hit, ''All Along the Watchtower'', is a cover of folk musician [[Bob Dylan]]. His work is also an example of "stoner metal", a combination of metal and psychedelic rock. Other examples include [[Black Sabbath]], [[Cream]], and [[Led Zeppelin]]. Most songs are often simply credited to Hendrix. ''Foxey Lady'' was sampled in ''Summertime Blues'' by [[Blue Cheer]]. They were inducted by folk musician [[Neil Young]].
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a psychedelic rock band from the sixties considered to be one of the greatest of all time. Their legacy, success, and influence continues to this day despite Jimi's death in 1970 of a sedative overdose. Hendrix is a member of the "27 Club", a group of artists who died at that age. This also includes Jim Morrison of [[The Doors]] and [[Janis Joplin]]. This club would become an obsession of Kurt Cobain, frontman for grunge band [[Nirvana]], who became convinced that he would become famous if he died at that age, leading to his suicide. Hendrix performed at both the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Festival of 1969 and the Monterey International Pop Festival of 1967. The Experience was inducted their first year of eligibility. Hendrix has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His biggest hit, ''All Along the Watchtower'', is a cover of folk musician [[Bob Dylan]]. His work is also an example of "stoner metal", a combination of metal and psychedelic rock. Other examples include [[Black Sabbath]], [[Cream]], and [[Led Zeppelin]]. Most songs are often simply credited to Hendrix. ''Foxey Lady'' was sampled in ''Summertime Blues'' by [[Blue Cheer]]. They were inducted by [[Neil Young]].
 
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