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27 November 1942
Johnny Allen Hendrix is born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Al Hendrix and Lucille Jeter, who married on 31st March in this year. Hendrix is originally raised by his mother, while his father is in the Services. The couple rarely live together with their son.
11 September 1946
Al Hendrix changes his sons name to James Marshall Hendrix.
13 January 1948
Jimi's brother Leon is born in Seattle.
A third brother, Joseph Allen Hendrix, is also born in Seattle. Around this time, Jimi and Leon are sent to Vancouver to live with Al's sister and her husband. They return to Seattle in 1950.
27 September 1950
Jimi's sister Cathy Ira Hendrix is born in Seattle.
17 December 1951
Al and Lucille Hendrix are divorced. Jimi, Leon and Joseph live with their father, though Joseph soon moves elsewhere, and Leon is often fostered out during the 1950s.
2 February 1958
Jimi's mother Lucille dies in Seattle: neither he nor his father attend the funeral.
Al Hendrix gives Jimi a ukelele, inspiring him to buy a $5 guitar later in the year. Jimi soon joins his first group, The Velvetones, playing acoustic guitar.
Al purchases an electric guitar for his son, allowing Jimi to join another band, The Rocking Kings - with whom he makes his live debut later that year.
The Rocking Kings evolve into Thomas & The Tomcats.
31 October 1960
Jimi leaves high school without graduating.
31 May 1961
After several run-ins with the Seattle police, Jimi enlists in the US Army, and begins his basic training.
31 October 1961
Jimi joins the 101st Airborne Division, where he undergoes parachute training.
2 July 1962
After breaking his ankle in his 26th parachute jump, Jimi is invalid out of the army.
With his army buddy Billy Cox, Jimi starts work as a musician-for-hire in Nashville clubs.
Jimi joins the mixed-race R&B band Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers, who later sign to Motown.
Back in Nashville, Hendrix and Cox form The King Kasuals.
Jimi journeys to New York via Philadelphia, where he plays some recording sessions - his first authenticated visit to a professional studio - with R&B performer Lonnie Youngblood.
In New York, Jimi joins The Isley Brothers' backing band, and begins to record and tour with them
Jimi quits The Isleys' band and joins a touring group which supports musicians like Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke.
Little Richard enlists Jimi for his touring band.
Jimi and future Love vocalist Arthur Lee collaborate on a single by Rose Lee Brooks.
Little Richard fires Jimi for missing the bus after a New York show.
27 July 1965
Hendrix signs a two-year recording deal with R&B label Sue Records in New York.
In mid-town Manhattan, Jimi meets struggling R&B singer Curtis Knight, who invites him to join his band, The Squires.
15 October 1965
Jimi signs another exclusive recording deal, this time with Curtis Knight's recording manager, Ed Chalpin of PPX Records. Knight and Hendrix record several studio and live sessions over the next few months.
Leaving Curtis Knight, Jimi begins to perform with King Curtis' band.
Jimi rejoins The Squires for two weeks on New York gigs, but leaves at the end of the first week. He plays briefly with Carl Holmes and The Commanders, before inaugurating his own band, The Rainflowers.
The Rainflowers become Jimmy James and The Blue Flames, with a line-up including future rock stars Randy California and Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter.
23 June 1966
Keith Richards' girlfriend, Linda Keith, watches a Hendrix show in Manhattan, and tries to interest Stones manager Andrew Oldham in the group.
5 July 1966
As Oldham isn't impressed, Linda Keith turns here attention to Animals' bassist Chas Chandler, who accompanies her to a Jimmy James
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