Celebrating Jimi Hendrix’s 70th Birthday (A Look Back At His Rock Star Style)

 

You can't talk rock stars without mentioning the late, great guitarist Jimi Hendrix.

Born in Seattle, Hendrix rose to fame across the pond as the lead guitarist for his band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. His performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in California (1967) sealed his fate stateside and his band quickly rose to prominence. Hendrix and his band went on to headline music festivals all over the country. Rolling Stone ranked him number one on the list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, a heavy feat for such a short musical career which ended at the age of 28. Hendrix's life is being immortalized in an upcoming biopic All Is By My Sidestarring Andre 3000.

 The only thing more flashy than Hendrix's musical skills was his flashy stage costumes. Hendrix was known for his wild afro, embellished jackets and brave colorful patterns. Photo: Getty Images Click through to see some of our favorite style moments from the rockin' legend.

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 Andre 3000 on the set of All Is By My Side. 

 

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Jimi Hendrix performing on stage.

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Jimi Hendrix performs onstage with his Fender Stratocaster electric guitar at the Newport Pop Festival.

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Hendrix approaches the stage at Madison Square Garden.

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Jimi Hendrix performing at the Isle of Wright Festival. 

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Jimi Hendrix relaxing in his home.

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American Rock Group The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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Jimi Hendrix performs with his band onstage at the Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel.

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Members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience

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Jimi Hendrix performs live on stage in the UK.

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Hendrix is one of his more colorful outfits.

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 Jimi Hendrix performs onstage at the Monterey Pop Festival.

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 Jimi Hendrix of the rock band 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience' performs onstage with a Gibson Flying V electric guitar at the Fifth Dimension Club.

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Guitarist Jimi Hendrix performs onstage in 1968.

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Jimi Hendrix in London.

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 Jimi Hendrix performs on stage at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany.

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