#1
I was at school one day and we're talkin about hendrix rite? then one of my friends says "he's black?" and then i'm out to slap him. Then my other friend jus comes out and says "he was white before he bcame and adult". Now i know Hendrix is not totally black, he has sum native american roots. But really, "he's black?"
#2
What does the color of ones skin have anything to do with music =p ?
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#5
His dad was white and his mom was black. There was some Native American mixed in there too but not a lot and I don't know which side it was from.

Edit: The only reason I see it being relevant at all is because I've had more than 1 black person tell me that I can never "get" Hendrix because I'm white and white people just can't understand.
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#6
Whether he is black or white he is still the greatest guitarist ever.
#7
no his dad and mother were both black not that it is really relevant to his music
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no his dad and mother were both black not that it is really relevant to his music



Thats not what the BBC documentary of him said that they played on TV here a few months ago.
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Thats not what the BBC documentary of him said that they played on TV here a few months ago.



Then BBC is full of ****
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Then BBC is full of ****

Full of **** they may be, they are correct and you are wrong. lol.
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Full of **** they may be, they are correct and you are wrong. lol.



Uh..NO, the BBC is full of s!t...unless Al Hendrix can do a reverse Downey. It's cool to romanticize sh!t when yu don't want to deal with where it comes from.
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John Allen Hendrix was BLACK. Onlythings mixed were possibly the drugs that killed him
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Uh..NO, the BBC is full of s!t...unless Al Hendrix can do a reverse Downey. It's cool to romanticize sh!t when yu don't want to deal with where it comes from.
Al Hendrix has the nicest tan, I've ever seen on a white guy.




John Allen Hendrix was BLACK. Onlythings mixed were possibly the drugs that killed him

ok, corrected

thats the trouble - theres so much crap flying around about jimi hendrix that nobody really knows the truth anymore. I have a book that says his full name is "james marshall hendricks"
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#13
He was given the name Johnny Allen Hendrix at birth, his father renamed him James Marshall Hendrix a few years down the line after his brother. Jimi is a shortened version of James which is where that came from. SORTED!
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ok, corrected

thats the trouble - theres so much crap flying around about jimi hendrix that nobody really knows the truth anymore. I have a book that says his full name is "james marshall hendricks"


Jimi lied alot. He told people that James Marshall was his full name. Lied about his military service too. He's one of the reasons I play geetar but dude didn't like alot about himself.
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He was given the name Johnny Allen Hendrix at birth, his father renamed him James Marshall Hendrix a few years down the line after his brother. Jimi is a shortened version of James which is where that came from. SORTED!

yeah, i kinda guessed the James part made sense. I thought the "Marshall" thing could just as easily have been some publisher saying "oh he used a Marshall amp so i'll just put some kind of fake connection in there and people will believe it..."
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yeah, i kinda guessed the James part made sense. I thought the "Marshall" thing could just as easily have been some publisher saying "oh he used a Marshall amp so i'll just put some kind of fake connection in there and people will believe it..."



It seems he's born and legall John Allen. His uncle James Marshall died. Al "re-named" James Marhall to honor him. As someone who is also named James, I'm aware that is the shortened version.

edit-Just checked, James is "Al's" full first name James Allen. Leon Marshall is his brother that died.

Who cares? John Allen James Jimi "Buster" Jeebus WIth A Guitar Hendrix, ROCKED!
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#17
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Whether he is black or white he is still the greatest guitarist ever.

Nah, I really wouldn't say 'greatest'. More 'influential' than 'greatest'.

But who really cares? People said Madonna was black before they saw her videos in the 80s. So yeah, does it matter?
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he's a guitarist ??????????,
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#22
I didn't know he was black until I saw a video. Big deal?
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#23
Its an commen mistake. Hey i thought mick jagger was black when i first saw rolling stones, but the video was such bad quality that they all looked black.
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I can't believe anyone would be having this discussion anyway...


Hey, youre cute! I like youre song. I think you sould just name it "Beautiful" though. I see what youre getting at with the "chaos" part, but it still doesnt really fit to me.

Anyhow...

Yeah, this discussion. Jimi was black. His dad was black. Most of the guitar heros of today and recent history cite many a black guitarist as one of their influences. Jimi was just one of many great black guitar artist. SHOCKER!!!! (not really...at least it shouldnt be...)
#27
I thought he was hispanic ???

Nah seriously, many people don't know until they see.
It's not that much of a stretch, nowadays black guitarists are scarce, so modern people would think he was white (not knowing that blues has many black guitarists).
Etc etc?
#28
I know something. Why don't you stop argueing about his skin colour and start argueing about his guitar's colour. Was THAT guitar black or white? C'mon, get a life. Start helping out noobies with their guitar problems, stop racism.
#29
Start helping out noobies with their guitar problems, stop racism.

How the hell is talking about his skin colour racist. Please, elaborate.
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I know something. Why don't you stop argueing about his skin colour and start argueing about his guitar's colour. Was THAT guitar black or white? C'mon, get a life. Start helping out noobies with their guitar problems, stop racism.


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#31
My friends didn't know who Jimi Hendrix was...so...
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#32
Are we talking about Jimi Hendrix or Michael Jackson?

For my part he wasn't the greatest but possibly the first true guitar god/idol/virtuoso.
But just as they say 'If I see further it is because I stand on the shoulders of giants' so too the Matt Bellamys and Kirk Hammetts are better because of the influence Hendrix had on those who came after him.
#34
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lol black people...
You got something against black people or something?

Anyways, to contribute to the thread, most people are gonna think he was white because he played rock. Let's face it. There's black music and then there's white music, but occasionally there's some people like Jimi Hendrix and Slash who are black and play rock(And are damn good at it too!). The only thing that matters though is that he was a great guitarist;not what color his skin was.
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#36
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I didn't know he was black until I saw a video. Big deal?


I didn't know he was black until I saw a video, [seeing his skin color] either.

Unless you've seen the guy in video, photo, or in person or researched him, I don't expect you to know the ethnicity of ANYBODY, except maybe Martin Luther King Jr. You should know a little about him before they teach you in whatever elementary grade they teach you in.
#37
As posted above I think people don't really realize that Hendrix was black because there aren't many famous black guitarists anymore, I don't mean to sound racist, some of the best guitar players ever were/ are black. But today there just aren't that many of them and even the real legends or the blues are forgotten because kids don't listen to the older blues anymore, Hendrix is just a name that really anyone into rock music regards as great, but when they think great guitarist, they think of today's greats and sadly there isn't many african americans playing guitar at the professional level.

What does it matter if he is black, so is/was BB King and Muddy Waters, they are just among those that todays music fans (not guitarists, because most guitarists will know those names) have forgotten. The only real examples of todays black guitar legends I can think of are Tom Morrello and Slash.
#38
Meh and?

I used to have a poster of Jimmy Page on my wall and my friend thought he was Hendrix.

Who cares anyway?
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