Jimi Hendrix was part of the 27 club which means player he died at the age of 27. He was a famous guitar . He was powerful vocalist and wrote songs. Some of his well known songs are Jinx blues, Devil got my women and Motherless child. He was known as a rock and role music but no one could deny him as a blues singer. Jimi's real name is James Marshal Hendrix. He was born in Seattle on November 27, 1942. At the age of 16, Jimi was thrown out of school for holding the hand of a white girl in class. His mother died when Jimi was 15 the same time as Jimi began to take a serious interest in music and playing the guitar. When he was 12 he got his first electric guitar the instrument which was the next 16 years of his life. Then in late 1965 he formed his first band Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. They worked the Village clubs where he was seen by other musicians who immediately recognized his talent, and word of this young virtuoso reached ex-Animals bassist Chas Chandler. Chas was so impressed after hearing him play he offered to become his manager and persuaded Jimi to accompany him back to England. After 14 months as a paratrooper, learning a lot about falling and flying, he suffered an injury and was discharged. He decided to enter the music field. The following four years were hard work touring the States playing back-up guitar for various R&B bands including Little Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, the Isley Brothers and the late King Curtis among others. The conditions were not suited to his radical temperament and eventually he was drawn to New York 's Greenwich Village where he recorded with the Isley Brothers, Curtis Knight and various other artists. In his brief four-year reign as a superstar, Jimi Hendrix expanded the world of the electric rock guitar more than anyone before. Jimi Hendrix wanted a guitar early on. Before acquiring his first real instrument, he "played" guitar o a broom and on Hendrix had two brothers, Leon and Joseph, and two sisters, Kathy and Pamela. one-stringed ukulele. At last Al got his son a guitar, and the twelve year-old Jimi began to teach himself to play. Jimi Hendrix had two brothers, Leon and Joseph, and two sisters, Kathy and Pamela.