What was the name of the first band Jimi Hendrix played in? – 2017

What was the name of the first band Jimi Hendrix played in?



The Velvetones




If you want a real trip, try looking up old photos of Jimi Hendrix from his early days. Before the velvet jackets and legendary afro, Jimi was a teenager playing with the Velvetones, much to his father’s disapproval. He did play with various other rock legends, too, including Little Richard’s backing band. Once he formed The Experience and released the classic album “Are You Experienced?” in 1967, Hendrix was on his way to history. Fun fact: If you ever get a time machine and go back to the 60s you could call him “Johnny Hendrix,” his birth name. Although he probably won’t respond, so nevermind. Source: Biography, JimiHendrix.com, “Jimi Hendrix: Kiss The Sky” by Edward Willett





The Velvetones were a doo-wop group formed in Newark, New Jersey, in 1943. The founding members Madison Flanagan, Walter Dawkins and Sam Rucker all attended High School together and formed the group alongside Enoch Martin.




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