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Jimi Hendrix Trivia 1.0
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Jimi Hendrix was born Johnny Allen (later James Marshall) Hendrix on November 27, 1942 in what American city?
Palo Alto, CA
Hendrix joined the United States military in 1960 and refined many elements of his signature style while in the service. What was the nickname of the unit with which Hendrix served?
The Screaming Eagles
The Big Red One
The Fighting First
All of the above
After leaving the military, Hendrix played with what well-known Rock/R&B act?
The Isley Brothers
Ike and Tina Turner
All of the these
Hendrix eventually made his way to Greenwich Village where he became a local legend for his guitar virtuosity. Which of these was one of the Greenwich clubs that Hendrix often played?
The Cafe Wha?
The Cavern Club
Etta's Hot Tamales
Hendrix's more outrageous techniques, such as playing with his teeth, behind his back, and without touching the strings, amazed his audiences and contributed to his reputation as a showman. A more subtle unorthodox technique of his, however, was that he:
played his Fender Stratocaster upside down to accomodate his left-handedness.
locked the tremolo on his Steinberger XP to transpose keys.
removed the pickguards from his Gibson Les Paul to more easily manipulate the electronics.
stuffed his Rickenbacker with sawdust to round out his tone.
Hendrix's commercial career got a huge boost when he was discovered by this musician who soon became his manager.
Cream bassist Jack Bruce
Animals bassist Chas Chandler
Guitar pioneer Les Paul
Bluesman Muddy Waters
On one of his signature pieces, "Purple Haze", Hendrix employed what unique electronic effect for his solo?
Which of these techniques was NOT a staple of Hendrix's playing?
Using the "wah-wah" effect to achieve unique timbre
Creative use of feedback
Hendrix used all of these extensively
On his tours, what was Hendrix's preferred brand of amplifier?
At the time of his death in 1970, Hendrix was planning to record with what jazz great?
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Compiled May 20 13