There’s really no disputing it – Jimi Hendrix is a legend. He’s the legend. His awe-inspiring skill and boundless creativity revolutionized how people both listen to and create rock music. Although his career only lasted a handful of years, no other guitarist has left such a huge impact on the world. Fans and musicians are in agreement when it comes to Jimi – no one did it better than he did.
Jimi’s short but bright career ended with his death on September 18, 1970 at the young age of 27. In remembrance of his talent, we’ve gathered up a few quotes from his fellow musicians that prove just how influential and essential he was, both then and now.