Regarded as one of the most explosive and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix charmed his audience with his unique electric guitar playing skills.
Hendrix had a difficult childhood; his mother’s heavy drinking led to his parents’ divorce, so Jimi and his brother Leon remained in the custody of their father. Al Hendrix saw his son’s passion for music – ever since he was a little boy, Jimi loved the sound of a guitar so much that he spent hours “playing” on a broom. Al finally bought a real guitar for his son and Jimi started teaching himself how to play it.
Hendrix didn’t have the ability to read music as he didn’t take any music theory courses, but while he couldn’t tell the notes in a key, he figured out everything he needed and more “by ear”. Shortly after, the young musician began performing with his first band.
Over the course of a short career, Jimi Hendrix produced an incredible collection of songs that made him an important figure in the history of rock music and that continue to influence artists today.
Here are 17 Jimi Hendrix quotes and lyrics to inspire you to live life the way you want to.
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.
A broom is drearily sweeping up the broken pieces of yesterday’s life.
You have to forget about what other people say, when you’re supposed to die, or when you’re supposed to be loving. You have to forget about all these things. You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
Ain’t afraid no more. After a while your cheap talk don’t even cause me pain. So let your bullets fly like rain.
All I’m gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
It’s funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead, you are made for life. You have to die before they think you are worth anything.
With the power of soul, anything is possible.
People still mourn when people die. That’s self-sympathy. All human beings are selfish to a certain extent, and that’s why people get so sad when someone dies. They haven’t finished using him.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
I don’t have nothing to regret at all in the past, except that I might’ve unintentionally hurt somebody else or something.
There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again.
I have only one burning desire. Let me stand next to your fire.
Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
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