Illustration of a winged tiger over a photograph of Jimi Hendrix on a red and orange background
Arguably one of the greatest rock musicians of all-time, Jimi Hendrix set the bar for true artistry of the sixties by being a triple threat: a vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter. He learned how to play guitar at 15, but his talents were not publicly recognized until 1962 when he was honorably discharged from the military and began performing on the Chitlin' Circuit. From that recognition, he later created some of the world's most legendary rock songs such as "Purple Haze," "Hey Joe," and "The Wind Cries Mary." Unfortunately, Hendrix's music career was short-lived due to an accidental overdose from a drug addiction.