In honor of National Guitar Day, theTUNDRA is saluting American guitarist and singer-songwriter Jimi Hendrix. Despite his tragic passing at the age of 27 in September 1970, Hendrix’s influence on rock and roll is still being felt half a century later. Hendrix released just four chart-topping albums over a three-year period, culminating in his headlining performance at the historic Woodstock music festival in upstate New York in 1969, performing a medley of his biggest hits, including Purple Haze. During his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, the nominating committee described Hendrix as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music."
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