Hendricks love for playing a guitar started early as a child, growing up he used a broom to show his interest in playing the guitar. It was not long after his father recognized his love for playing and so he went out and bought Hendricks a guitar. After going to see Elvis in concert he was even more motivated, Hendricks career actually started off by touring with Blues, Rhythm and Blues bands in the South long before becoming famous. He also enrolled in the military and struggled to find himself. Due to an injury, that Hendricks sustained while in the military he was medically discharged which allowed him to work on his music career even more.
BIOGRAPHY The Rolling Stones founded in 1962, their name being inspired by a Muddy Waters song “Rollin’ Stone”. Their founders, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, were childhood friends and used to dream about being in a band. Mick and Keith’s friendship became nonexistent after both of them moved to different cities. Year later, when both of them were young adults, Mick and Keith randomly reconciled at a train station. (Adams) Eventually, they got the idea of starting a band and looked for a guitarist in Brian Jones (Jones).
Most importantly, Stevie became sober. He turned away from the substances, even though he believed they gave him the drive to play the way he did. By age eleven Stevie Ray Vaughan was an impressionable boy, whose brother's rhythmic guitar playing inspired him to pick up his first guitar. In 1963, he would begin an era of guitar playing that would revolutionize the way blues was done. As early as 1961, Stevie was already sneaking into his brother's room just to sneak a strum on Jimmie's guitar before he came home.
In a few years, rock and roll changed a great deal and Jimi was the sole influence. Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942. When he was a child he would play along with his R&B records whenever he could. He didn’t always play music though; he had wanted to be in the army. In the late 1950’s Jimi joined the 101st airborne division, but he was discharged due to a back injury.
At first he played an old acoustic guitar, and later a cheap Silvertone electric. Both of these guitars were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the defining Hendrix traits. Jimi would have preferred to play a guitar that was made for lefty's but his parents wouldn't pay the extra money because they were extremely poor. As a teenager, young Jimi listened to typical fifties music such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presely and even a little Eddie Cochrane. He played in a few bands in high school, but then dropped out before his senior year.
But he injured his back on a jump, so he got out on medical discharge. As Jimi Hendrix matured, he turned to his guitar skills when nothing else was working for him. He joined a blues and rhythm circuit that traveled around playing at different restaurants in Nashville. Jimi was only a sideman and was making only a little money, if any at all. Then, Jimi met a man named Curtis Knight who was the lead singer of Curtis Knight and the Squires.
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He played in a few bands in high school, but then dropped out before his senior year. After working as a laborer for a few months, Jimi decided that he was not destined for that line of work, so in 1959, he enlisted into the 101st Airborne (Murray 36). Jimi’s parents were of mixed descent, with Jimi’s family tree had whites, blacks, and Cherokee Indians. Jimi never denied his ethnic diversity, but rather accepted his diversity and publicly allowed it to show through in his music. Jimi said it best in “If 6 was 9'; on Axis: Bold As Love when he said “I’m gonna wave my freak flag high.
Clapton left the Yardbirds in 1965 because they were veering too far from the blues-style rock he really enjoyed playing. He almost immediately joined another band, the Bluesbreakers. Due to that band's d... ... middle of paper ... ...s and fans once again. However, in 1997, Clapton marked his final departure from his blues-laced rock with his techno-pedigreed Retail Therapy. From that point, he released one more album on his own in 1998 and played with BB King in 2000, once again in a traditional blues style.