The Rockin' Jimi Hendrix Quiz
by Staff
Jimi Hendrix is considered the greatest guitarist of all-time. He was also one of the biggest icons of the '60s psychedelic culture. Clear your mind of that Purple Haze and see what you remember about this guitar Voodoo Chile.

True or false? Jimi Hendrix's given name was Johnny Allen Hendrix.

  • TRUE

How old was Jimi Hendrix's mother when he was born?

  • 22
  • 19
  • 17

When did Jimmy Hendrix enlist in the U.S. Army's 101 Airborne division?

  • 1959
  • 1960
  • 1961

In 1965, after playing for several years as a session artist, Hendrix formed his own band. What was it called?

  • Jimmy James and the Blue Flames
  • Hendrix and the Experience
  • Jimmy James

Who was Jimmy Hendrix's first manager?

  • Chas Chandler
  • Curtis Knight
  • Sam Cooke

True or false? Jimi Hendrix was a left-hander who played a right-handed Fender Stratocaster upside down.

  • TRUE

What two artists did Jimi Hendrix join with to form the Jimi Hendrix Experience?

  • Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell
  • Sam Cooke and Noel Redding
  • Mitch Mitchell and Sam Cooke

What was Jimi Hendrix Experience's first single?

  • "Purple Haze"
  • "Hey Joe"
  • "Foxey Lady"

Which Beatle and early Hendrix supporter gave "Purple Haze" a resounding review in Melody Maker?

  • Paul McCartney
  • Ringo Starr
  • John Lennon

When Jimi Hendrix first arrived in the United Kingdom in 1966, who did he jam with at the London Polytechnic?

  • Cream
  • The Who
  • David Bowie

What was the name of Jimi Hendrix's New York City recording studio?

  • Jimmy James Studios
  • Electric Lady Studios
  • Experience Studio

What was the name of the Jimi Hendrix Experience's two-LP collection released in October 1968?

  • "Electric Ladyland"
  • "Are You Experienced"
  • "Axis: Bold as Love"

"Electric Ladyland" included a cover of which Bob Dylan song?

  • "All Along the Watchtower"
  • "Like a Rolling Stone"
  • "Blowin' in the Wind"

True or false? The Experience eventually broke up in 1969.

  • TRUE

Which Jimi Hendrix track was included on the "Easy Rider" film soundtrack in 1969?

  • "If 6 Was 9"
  • "Spanish Castle Magic"
  • "Castles Made of Sand"

True or false? In the summer of 1969, Jimi Hendrix played the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

  • TRUE

Not long after Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix put together a band that included all black members. What was it called?

  • Gypsy Sun & Rainbows
  • Band of Brothers
  • Band of Gypsys

In 1970, what two artists did Jimi Hendrix bring together in an effort to revive the Jimi Hendrix Experience?

  • Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell
  • Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles
  • Buddy Miles and Neol Redding

The newly formed Jimi Hendrix Experience was in the studio recording tracks for a new album titled what when Hendrix died?

  • "Back in America"
  • "First Rays of the New Rising Sun"
  • "The Soft Parade"

True or false? "First Rays of the New Rising Sun" was never released.

  • TRUE

When did Jimi Hendrix die?

  • Sept. 18, 1970
  • Aug. 22, 1970
  • Nov. 11, 1970

Which is NOT a Jimi Hendrix tribute album?

  • "If Six Was Nine"
  • "The Hendrix Set"
  • "Heart"

True or false? In 1993 an exhibit of Hendrix's work toured college campuses.

  • TRUE

What billionaire Hendrix fan helped Hendrix's father, James "Al" Hendrix, regain full control of his son's estate after he signed away the rights to portions of his son's work to various international conglomerates in the '70s?

  • Michael Jackson
  • Paul Allen
  • David Geffen

True or false? 'Voodoo Chile" is Jimi Hendrix's longest studio recording.

  • TRUE

What British musician played bass and organ on "Voodoo Chile?"

  • Steve Winwood
  • Ray Manzarek
  • Tom Scholz

Between the years 1966 and 1970, how many shows did Jimi Hendrix play?

  • more than 600
  • more than 400
  • more than 200

When and where did Jimi Hendrix play his last concert?

  • Sept. 6, 1970 at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Germany
  • Sept. 12, 1970 at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in London
  • Sept. 14, 1970 at the Open Air Love and Peace Festival in France

How many songs does Jimi Hendrix have on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time?

  • 1
  • 3
  • 5

True or false? Jimi Hendrix never won a Grammy.

  • TRUE