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Johnny Allen Hendrix (1942 - 1970)

Johnny Allen (Jimi) "James Marshall" Hendrix
Born in Seattle, King, Washington, United Statesmap
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Died at age 27 in London, Englandmap
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Jimi Hendrix was an iconic American musician, singer, and songwriter.[1]

Johnny Allen Hendrix was born at 10:15 am on November 27, 1942 in King County Hospital of Seattle, Washington to parents Al Hendrix and Lucille Jeter .[2]

When Johnny was born, his 17 year old mother, Lucille, was still in high school. His father, Al, was a 23 year old private in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Rucker, Alabama. His father was denied the standard furlough for visiting his new baby and was remanded to the stockade for 2 months. The birth announcement was received by telegram and it would be three long, arduous years before his father would see him for the first time. [3] The day he was born, his Aunt Delores nicknamed him "Buster" (supposedly because he looks like the character Buster Brown) but "... a part of the reason for the nickname was (also) to avoid Lucille's choice of a legal name, "Johnny Allen Hendrix," which Al later worried Lucille had picked after a boyfriend named John."[4]

In fact, the idea that Al had questions of Lucille's fidelity may have had some truth because he legally changed his son's name to James Marshall Hendrix when he left the Army and returned to Seattle in 1945/6. There is speculation whether it was due to the name "Johnny" or if it were to pay homage by giving him a name from his father, "James" and his brother Leon "Marshall" Hendrix. Either way, most people would know him as Buster or Jimmy. ( "Jimmy changed the spelling of his name to Jimi in 1966 at the suggestion of Brian "Chas" Chandler, the bass player for the Animals, who "discovered" him at Cafe Wha? in New York.") [5]

In 1961, he enlisted in the US Army, earning the paratrooper division's "Screaming Eagles" patch in November of 1962. [6] He was discharged the following year after sustaining an injury during a parachute jump. [7]

Children

  • Tamika Laurence James (Hendrix) - Born 1966 - Mother: Diana Carpenter
  • James Daniel Sundquist - Born 1969 - Mother: Eva Sundquist

Jimi Hendrix died in London, England in 1970 and is buried in Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, Washington.[8]

Sources

  1. Jimi Hendrix on Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia
  2. [1]
  3. [2]
  4. [Cross, C. R. (2005). Room full of mirrors: A biography of jimi hendrix (1st ed.). Hyperion Books.]
  5. [Hendrix, James A. My Son Jimi. Edited by Jason Obrecht, 1st ed., AlJas Enterprises, 1999. ]
  6. [3]
  7. Official Military Personnel File for James M. Hendrix https://catalog.archives.gov/id/57288864
  8. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVM-MW1Z : 13 December 2015), Jimi Hendrix, 1970; Burial, Renton, King, Washington, United States of America, Greenwood Memorial Park; citing Find A Grave: Memorial #471, Find a Grave
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4V-14VM : 14 September 2016), Jimi Hendrix in entry for Al Hendrix, Washington, United States, 18 Apr 2002; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Seattle Post-Intelligencer, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4K-S8PD : 14 September 2016), James Marshall Or Jimi Hendrix in entry for Mrs Ayako Or June Hendrix, Washington, United States, 25 Aug 1999; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Seattle Times, The, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4J-Z11F : 14 September 2016), James Marshall Jimi Hendrix in entry for Ayako June Hendrix, Vancouver, Washington, United States, 27 Aug 1999; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Columbian, The, born-digital text.
  • "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4J-835Q : 14 September 2016), Jimi Hendrix in entry for James Al Hendrix, Vancouver, Washington, United States, 18 Apr 2002; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Columbian, The, born-digital text.

See also:

Seattle Times Link Here: [4]
  • Hendrix, James A. My Son Jimi. Edited by Jason Obrecht, 1st ed., AlJas Enterprises, 1999.
  • James A. Hendrix, as told to Jas Obrecht, My Son Jimi (Seattle: AlJas Enterprises, 1999).
  • Hopkins, Jerry. The Jimi Hendrix Experience. 1st ed. New York, NY: Arcade Publishing, 1996.
  • Ugur, A. (2021, March 12). Early Jimi Hendrix photos discovered (15 photographs). NSF - Music Magazine. Retrieved September 12, 2022, from https://www.needsomefun.net/early-jimi-hendrix-photos-discovered-15-photos-2/
Website Here: [5]
  • L L.C., E. H. (Ed.). (2016, January 22). Jimi Hendrix Biography. The Official Jimi Hendrix Site. Retrieved September 10, 2022, from https://www.jimihendrix.com/biography/
  • Shapiro, Harry; Glebbeek, Caesar (1995) [1990]. Jimi Hendrix: Electric Gypsy (New and Improved ed.). St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-13062-6. Pages 13-19
  • Henderson, David. 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix. 1st ed. New York, NY: Bantam Press, 1981, 1996.
  • The Stranger, Vol. 11, No. 32, April 25-May 1, 2002. (https://www.thestranger.com/issues/10555/2002-04-25).
  • One Reel Website (www.onereel.org)
  • Donald Silverstein, Photography of Jimi Hendrix: https://www.donald-silverstein.com/




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