By the time the ambulance arrived, Jimi had died of suffocation from his vomit. Many people think that Jimi may have been trying to commit suicide but it was proven that he wasn't. If he wanted to commit suicide he would have taken a lot more than 6 pills when there were 45 in the bottle. Jimi had told many people that his life couldn?t have been any better at the time. The night before he had been working on a new song.
His father introduced him to the guitar at age 13 and taught him how to play. James grew fond of playing but never pursued it as a child. In 1959, Jimi was expelled from high school because of poor behavior. Jimi enlisted in the US Army. But he injured his back on a jump, so he got out on medical discharge.
Report on the Grateful Dead I have chosen to do my report on the Grateful Dead. They were a rock and roll band from the sixties that stayed popular and still influenced rock and roll until 1995 when the lead singer, Jerry Garcia, died and the band dissolved. The Dead remained popular for so long because of the style of their live concerts that made people keep coming back. In 1959 when Jerry Garcia was thrown out of the army, he picked up his guitar and started playing music with his friend Robert Hunter. Robert Hunter would later become the Grateful Dead's non- performing song writer.
Berry wrote his best-known song, "Johnny B. Goode," in tribute to Johnson. But it was Johnson who actually gave Berry his first big break. On New Year's Eve in 1952, Johnson, then fronting the his own trio in St. Louis, was stuck. His sax player fell ill and he needed an emergency replacement, so he called in his pal Berry, a promising young guitarist, to fill in. The show was a hit, Johnson asked Berry to join the band, and soon the more charismatic Berry was the frontman.
After a few months of touring with R&B groups he wanted to try singing. A guy heard him singing at a club and talked him into moving to England, where he met the rest of his band members. In 1966 Jimi Hendrix debuted. One year later their club shows were overcrowded. The Monkees heard them and liked them, and asked them to tour with them.
After high school Joel immediately joined a very popular band called The Hassels for which he recorded two albums with. Within two years Joel was on to a new band which he named Attila, and featured heavy metal drummer Jon Small who he played with during his time with The Hassels. Despite the previous release of two albums Joel still needed to bring in more money so he worked many music related jobs and gigs. He even wrote a rock and roll criticism piece in a weekly column for a magazine. By 1972 Billy Joel was finally on to the big stage when he released his first solo album named, Cold Spring Harbor.
He was only suppose to do forty five minutes worth of songs but the crowd wanted more so he went back on stage and sang every song he knew. His last song was called “Freedom” everybody loved it so much that other bands had to do fantastic to compare. (Hilstrom) The first day was rough but good.... ... middle of paper ... ...e’re with you.” After John is Janis Joplin’s turn everybody had awoken by then and most people were disappointed in her performance because she was too drunk to perform. A year later she died because of drug and alcohol abuse. The mood changed completely when Sly and the Family Stone got on stage most say his music made people start partying again.
They were not always crawling with fame, and they started off by playing at small clubs before they reached complete stardom. The ... ... middle of paper ... ...a millionaire of memories ). The nickname was given after he had a fallout with the band and all ties ended with the band members (Allan Williams). The Beatles eventually resolved issues with Williams but they went on to hire Brian Epstein as their new manager. Brian Epstein like Williams played a prominent role in shaping the career of The Beatles and remained with them until his tragic death.
Jimi was born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942. As a young boy, whenever the chance came, Jimi would try to play along with his R & B records. However, music was not his life long dream. At first, the army was. In the late 1950’s, Hendrix enlisted in the 101st Airborne Division.
Then a five dollar used guitar that Jimi’s father had bought off one of his friends soon replaced the ukulele. Shortly after that Jimi formed his first band called the “Velvetones”, it was short lived. One year later his father once again bought Jimi another guitar, although this time it was an electric Supro Ozark 1560s this changed everything for Jimi. With the much-needed support of his father and the undivided attentiveness Jimi had to put into his music because he could not read nor write music made him very special in the art. In 1961 Jimi Hendrix enlisted in the United States Army, even earning a badge for his platoon in the Paratroops.