Nov. 27, 1942 — Johnny Allen Hendrix born in Seattle (name changed to James Marshall Hendrix in 1946). Oct. 31, 1960 — Drops...

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Nov. 27, 1942 — Johnny Allen Hendrix born in Seattle (name changed to James Marshall Hendrix in 1946).

Oct. 31, 1960 — Drops out of Garfield High School.

May 31, 1961 — Joins the Army.

July 2, 1962 — Discharged from the Army.

January 1964 — Arrives in New York City, after playing guitar in a variety of bands, including those of Little Richard and Curtis Knight. Works with musicians in New York clubs and recording studios, tours with several bands.

June 1966 — Forms first band, Jimmy James & the Blue Flames. Becomes New York star.

Sept. 23, 1966 — Arrives in London.

Oct. 6, 1966 — Forms the Jimi Hendrix Experience with Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.

December 1966 — First Experience single released, “Hey Joe”/”Stone Free.”

August 1967 — “Are You Experienced?” album released.

June 18, 1967 — First major performance of the Experience in America, at the Monterey International Pop Festival.

February 1968 — “Axis: Bold As Love” album released.

Feb. 12, 1968 — The Experience plays Seattle for the first time, at the Arena. Visits Garfield High the next day.

Sept. 6, 1968 — Plays the Seattle Center Coliseum.

October 1968 — “Electric Ladyland” double album released.

May 23, 1969 — Plays Coliseum.

April 1970 — “Band of Gypsys” album, with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox, released.

July 26, 1970 — Experience plays Sicks’ Seattle Stadium.

Sept. 18, 1970 — Dies in London at age 27.

Patrick MacDonald, Seattle Times music critic