Happy birthday, Jimi Hendrix.
The legendary rock n’ roll artist, born James Marshall Hendrix, was born on November 27, 1942. Had he not died of a drug overdose on September 18, 1970, he would have turned 69 years old today.
Hendrix had a great influence on modern rock as well as on R&B artists like Prince. He was named the greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine recently, and even has his own iPad app, which debuted, fittingly, on his birthday.
Also celebrating a birthday this weekend — and still going strong — R&B icon Tina Turner., who turned 72 on Sunday.