Jimi Hendrix, who died at the age of 27 in 1970, has three studio albums in total. Although he has a short career, Jimi Hendrix is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists.
John 5, who has recorded 9 solo albums in total, is one of those who have been inspired by Jimi Hendrix. In a new appearance he made on Revolver, John 5 talked about his admiration for him. Speaking about Jimi Hendrix, John 5 said that he changed his life forever.
When the interviewer asked, “Do you remember the first time you heard Jimi Hendrix?” John 5 answered:
“I remember it clearly. I was watching cable TV — that just came out — and they were showing Woodstock the movie and there was nothing else to watch so I watched it and I saw Jimi Hendrix. It completely blew my mind. I couldn’t believe it— it was a total epiphany and changed my life forever.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, John 5 also was asked what Jimi Hendrix meant to him. He said he is like a family member to him. “Jimi Hendrix is like a family member to me that’s how close his music and his life was to me,” John said. “I listened to him every day, studied his music … his style, everything about Hendrix. I was obsessed and devoted my life to learning his catalog and how he played.”