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Steven Dooley October 13, 2009 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942. Hendrix has two brothers, Leon and Joseph, and two sisters, Pamela and Kathy. At the age of three, Joseph was given up to state care for physical difficulties. Along with Joseph, both of Jimi’s sister’s were given up at an early age for care and later adoption; Pamela had lesser physical difficulties and Kathy was born blind. Hendrix grew up in a very unstable household, and was occacionally sent to live with his grandma because of this. At the age of nine, Hendrix’s parents divorced, and his
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Unformatted text preview: alcoholic mother died of cirrhosis. Hendrix purchased his first acoustic guitar for five dollars from a friend of his father at the age of fifteen. This guitar replaced the broomstick he had to originally play the air guitar on. After getting in trouble with the law two times for riding in stolen cars, Hendrix was given the choice to spend two years in jail, or enlist in the Army. Hendrix chose the lesser of the two and enlisted in the Army in May of 1961....
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