One of the most influential musician in the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix was indeed a guitar legend of all times. Although he had a very short career span of four years, he did win the audience's hearts with his skills. Hendrix's music style is still an inspiration for many budding musicians even after so many years gone.
He had a very difficult childhood due to the issues between his parents. After divorce, his father got his brother's and his custody. His father once noticed his son held a broom-like guitar and played on it. He recognized his son's talent and brought him a guitar. The 12-year-old Jimi started to play the guitar like he truly owned it. He learnt the blues songs from records by B.King and Muddy Waters. He loved his guitar so much that it never left his side.
When he was caught riding stolen cars, Hendrix had no choice but to join the army and get enrolled on May 31, 1961. He wrote to his father that he needed his guitar urgently during that period. He started playing his guitar whenever he was free. It was at those times a fellow serviceman Billy Cox heard him playing the guitar. Impressed by his guitar skills, he borrowed a bass guitar and began to jam with him.
After discharge from the army, he spent his years by working as a freelancer for a variety of musicians. His quirky way of music limited the number of works until he came across the New York City club. He then began to play along with two musicians, bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell. Then and there, each and every person in London's clubland was struck with disbelief. They couldn't believe that anyone could play the guitar with such charm. Later on, with his unique style, he did become one of the hottest musicians in the town.
He did form a band 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience' which had created famous songs like "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", "The Wind Cries Mary" which became massive hits. The Montrey Pop Festival performance turned his world upside down by making him an overnight sensation. His contribution to the world of music made him what he is. A collection of innumerable songs to his list made him a major figure which still continues to inspire many aspiring singers.
Jimi Hendrix was not only a famous musician, but he surely had his own way with words. Following are some of the inspiring quotes by Jimi Hendrix which one can surely follow.
All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel.
One should always do what we love. Never ever refrain from trying things which you want to. Listen to your heart and trust your feeling as the heart is never wrong.
Believe your instinct as it helps you understand what is good for you. Avoid overthinking as it confuses you. Sometimes a little risk is all you need to take. Close your eyes and listen to what your heart says. And at times when you are lost, just go with the flow. So stop thinking and do what you feel.
This quote is what everyone should try to include in our daily lives. So just do what you want.
In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first.
In order to see the change, the first step is to be the change. And for that, you need to understand at least what needs to be changed. The change should start within you.
Changing the world as a whole is surely difficult, so one needs to start thinking. Focus on what you need to do and start over. Start with your way of thinking. Change your mentality and develop a positive attitude towards your life.
Changing yourself is not an easy task. But to make a huge impact, it is necessary to take a step. So start from yourself and be the change you want to see.
With the power of soul anything is possible.
When you want to do something, give it your everything. They say to achieve your dream put your heart and soul in it. And if you do it, then even the impossible seems to be possible.
The power of the soul is a feeling or rather God's presence in us. It is a feeling that we can do anything if we truly want to. But for that, you need to work hard and believe in yourself. And when you do that everything seems possible.
Ain't afraid no more. After a while your cheap talk don't even cause me pain. So let your bullets fly like rain.
When people start criticizing you a lot, you do feel bad. You feel that there is no hope, but on a positive note, criticism gives you the strength to fight back. It is what makes you stronger.
Criticism is always the best teacher. When situations are tough, you know what you are capable of. And then a time will come when you feel that other's opinion does not matter to you. At that time, you will no more feel the pain.
Criticism will start to feel like mere words. It will be like bullets fired during rain. The words can no more hurt you. It will no more hold any power over you.
With the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
Power of love and the love of power, words when interchanged cause a huge difference. Even though the words are only altered, there is a huge difference between their meanings.
Both are powerful, yet one gives happiness, and the other can destroy. Whenever there has been a clash between the two majorities of time, the love of power, i.e. people having power have emerged victorious.
The power of love is surely strong, but it has to face huge hurdles to win. So if we stand strong and together against the people who love power, then there will be peace.
Music is a safe kind of high.
Jimi Hendrix dedicated his entire life to music. He did believe that music is what he lives for. It is what has given meaning to his life. Likewise, the world of music has always celebrated this artist.
Whenever he wanted to celebrate, he played music. Music is truly a gift which can completely change your mood. And his dedication towards music is the perfect way to understand it.
Nothing is better than music. It is a switch that can turn you on when you are low. It can instantly change the attitude towards life. You can immediately switch from depression to bliss in a single moment.
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Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Each person cares for others more than they care about themselves. Everyone has a special person in their life. A person for whom they can fight against the world.
But we do forget that it hurts when people start to become selfish. People use each other for their own needs without knowing that you are the world to them. And then when it is time, their hearts break.
You feel like your entire world is going to crash. But remember, never give importance to those people who have always left you behind. Instead, mould those pieces of broken heart and emerge stronger than ever.
Never ever care for people who didn't care for you. Instead, look around and start living a new life.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again.
Everyone in this world has a story to say. And when that story is recited, it seems too short. Life surely has no guarantee. Today it may break you, but tomorrow it can make your day.
Life is too unpredictable. A single moment is what it takes to turn your entire world upside down. You will never know the changes you face in your life. Your story can change at any moment.
Love is also something which is quite impressive. It comes to you when you are unaware of it. It strikes you and changes your world. The story starts with a simple hello, and when tables turn, it does end with a goodbye. It changes only when one of them has the urge to meet again. Only then the story does continue.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
People have certain dreams or even passion in their lives that they are crazy about. Most people stop listening to their hearts and lead a normal life.
This quote explains to us that you need to be crazy about something. Craziness is what keeps you alive. It brings out the child in you. It is necessary to bring out the child in you in this busy life. And when you smile more, you eventually become happy. You feel bliss, like heaven created for you. So be crazy as long as it makes you feel alive.
And so castles made of sand slips into the sea eventually.
This quote is actually a line from his song "Castles Made of Sand." This song is very personal to him and a song with which most people can relate.
It means that every hope or love in your life can eventually disappear at any time. The life which you create with many efforts can surely be gone. The dream that you have brought together may no longer be there. There will be nothing more for you to dream for.
So try to live your life to the fullest. Live each moment like your last. And never stop dreaming because dreams do make you what you are.
It all has to come from inside, though, I guess.
If you want something in your life, you need to feel it from inside. You need to have an urge and only then can you achieve it.
When you want something, you do not strive too much for it. But the feeling that you need is what makes it different. A need is something for which you will do anything.
So when you need anything you can surely feel it in your bones.
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If I'm free it's because I'm always running.
Relation is what keeps a person tied. It leads to expectations which in turn leads to depression. You start to feel trapped in your own thoughts.
It is not necessary to name every relation. When you do not name it, you don't need to meet the expectations. It gives you a sense of freedom. But freedom comes with a price- to keep going.
Moving forward in your life is what gives you peace. It is what gives you freedom- a chance to be yourselves.
All I play is truth and emotion.
Jimi Hendrix was a great musician. Every string in his guitar brought out the way he lived his life. His music depicted his state of mind. He was who he portrayed.
The truth and emotion are both crucial aspects of everyone's life. Both are related to each other in a deeper way. When the truth is out of the bag, we feel a certain kind of emotion. It may be happy or sad, but emotions still come into reason.
His music was one of a kind. When he struck the chords of his guitar, the emotions and the truthfulness in his music was truly felt by all. His love for music is depicted by this quote.
You have to give people something to dream on.
Jimi Hendrix truly believed that music does change people. He believed in the power of music. He wanted to change the world through his music. He wanted to create a better world where people love each other.
The meaning of this quote is quite simple and effective. To those who had no hope in their lives, to those who were unhappy with their lives and who hoped for a miracle, he wanted his songs to become their source of happiness.
He wanted to show people a dream to be happy through his music, a dream where they can be themselves - a dream where they can live without limitations.
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.
This quote often hits you hard. People do not understand the value of each other when they are alive. Only when they are no more, they realize the importance of a person.
It's quite ironic that only when you die, people do know your worth. They start to feel sad and think of you. Suddenly you become important and are known to all.
This quote matches well with his life. Even though he just gave four years to music, his contribution to the world of music is remembered today.
Despite having the shortest career in the music industry the way Jimi Hendrix poured his soul into his guitar, will always be known until music stays.