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Jimi Hendrix's 70th Birthday on November 27

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Late rocker Jimi Hendrix would have turned 70 years old on November 27.

Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix would have turned 70 years old on November 27.

The American musician, who shot to fame in the late 1960s, died at the age of 27 in September of 1970.

He is widely considered to be one of the greatest electric guitar players in the history of pop music, and one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.

Hendrix and his band the "Jimi Hendrix Experience," rocketed to fame in the U.S. after his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival.

He headlined the Woodstock Festival in 1969, and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, before dying from drugs at the age of 27.

He was influenced musically by American rock and roll and electric blues.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked three of his albums among the top 100 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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