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jimiIt blows my mind that it has been 46 years since I was a teenager and heard the news that Jimi Hendrix had died. It just seems like a couple of years ago. Time Keeps On Slipping Into the Future!

So much happened 46 years ago that affected my life forever. On September 18, 1970 Jimi Hendrix died. I had seen him perform live ten times and no one ever blew me away like he did. I was a straight kid and did not use drugs, yet I understood completely what his music was about. People often associate those who like Jimi Hendrix with drugs; you don’t need drugs to appreciate his art. I wish I could help you feel the experience of him live because literally I could feel my body vibrate and move in what ever direction he wanted it to when he played his guitar. Jimi is often considered the greatest guitarist in rock and roll. He is known for playing guitar left-handed and behind his back and with his teeth without missing a single note. It was an amazing experience and no one else ever was able to do that for me.

I lived in Los Angeles and I saw most of the major groups in the 1960’s and 1970’s. I am so grateful I lived through that amazing time. People have tried to capture that time period today, but unless you were there you will never really understand or experience it. I had just seen Jimi Hendrix about two months prior to his death. He came on stage much different than before. He did not have a smile as he usually did and just played his songs without much emotion. I felt that something was wrong in this man’s life, but had no idea what it was. Turns out the man was overworked and burnt out, but the promoters kept booking more and more performances for him.

The news of Jimi’s death came on a Friday and I spent the weekend feeling the loss of such a beautiful person and the greatest guitar player ever. It was hard to believe because he was so young, only 27 years old, and to be gone and to lose what could have been. He died from suffocation (in his own vomit) after taking too many sleeping pills. He was not a heavy drug user, of course he used drugs it was common for the time, but he was not a drug addict. I believe the man was just looking for some peace and quiet. I had my own private goodbye to Jimi that weekend.

For those of us who lived during this wonderful creative time we can never forget this genius artist that changed the world then quickly left. His influence is felt even to this day and will continue to be felt for centuries to come. What if he never would have truly lived and expressed what he felt? The world would have missed out on so much. Jimi Hendrix could not read or write music, but did that stop him from playing the guitar? No. Jimi Hendrix is listed as the number one guitar player in the world by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. There are no limitations to your life when you truly live. Let his life be an inspiration to you to let go of all inhibitions and live your life freely and fully no matter what your age. We are supposed to live not just exist. Live today!

Life in this world is very short and as you get older you really realize how short it is. There are times where I would give anything to go back and live those happy carefree times again. This is why it is critical to try to live every day to its fullest and create happiness for your life. Life ends much too quickly and there is no reason on earth not to make the best of each day. Granted not every day is going to be wonderful, but you do have a choice in how you deal with each day. All I can say is live fully now.

Want to know what it was like to see Jimi Hendrix live? I have a two part of video about the first time I saw Jimi Hendrix in 1968. Part One Click Here. Part Two Click Here.

My wonderful cat Isis absolutely loved Jimi Hendrix. Whenever I would play his music she would sit in front of the big speakers in the living room and listen intently. A reach the point all I had to say was, “Isis Hendrix’s on.” She would come running into the living room from wherever she had been and sit down by the speaker.

“It’s funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead, you are made for life.” Jimi Hendrix

Thank you Jimi for all you gave us,
Cherokee Billie

Comments on: "Jimi Hendrix died 46 years ago, September 18, 1970" (8)

  1. Sharon Verrexhia said:

    What a wonderful time you had, seeing him in person. This is a great tribute to Jimi. Thank you Billie ❤️

    • I consider myself blessed to have seen Jimi Hendrix perform countless times. There is no one like him and there never will be again. Many blessings, Cherokee Billie ❤

  2. Roger Nevin said:

    Hi Cherokee Billie, You’re tribute to Jimi is wonderful ! I totally agree with you that to see him live was an unforgettable ‘Experience’, I am totally green with envy that you saw him 10 times !
    I was 15 when I saw him on Monday 4th December 1967 at Newcastle City Hall ,I was in the side balcony over the stage and he came out and was right below me (he looked up and I had eye contact with him from no more than 20 feet!) I am now coming up to 64 years and I can remember everything about that gig ! Jimi was playing his Strat with a three way split lead through 3 Marshall 200watt amps and 9- 4×12” cabinets. He kicked off with Foxy Lady at full volume,my ears buzzed for a week !
    He was without doubt the greatest guitarist I ever saw or heard, and I have seen some good ones! Jimmy Page with Led Zep twice, Ritchie Blackmore with Deep Purple five times, Peter Green with Fleetwood Mac, Paul Kossoff with Free, Johnny Winter and many more.
    Jimi was from another Planet ! DVD’s+ recordings hardly do him justice, you had to see and hear him live to fully appreciate what he was about.

    Like your good self, I miss him daily. Peace and Love. Roger.

    • Dear Roger: Thank you so much for sharing the details of your First Jimi Hendrix Experience. I agree that no album or DVD can ever capture what it was to see him live. I saw all of the greats in the sixties and all I can say is no one ever equaled Jimi Hendrix. I know that he is playing his guitar in the heavens and quite happy. I’m sure that we will meet him again in the Next Two World and We Won’t Be Late. Many blessings, Cherokee Billie ❤

  3. You are very lucky to have seen such a great legend in concert, and I know you feel so blessed to have. Great tribute!! ❤

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