The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Although Jimi Hendrix had been making music earlier in his career, it wasn’t until he formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience that he became a superstar. The Jimi Hendrix Experience showed the world what sounds were possible to make with a guitar, and its influence cannot be understated. The band was, of course, fronted by Jimi Hendrix, and his untimely passing at the age of 27 in 1970 cut this band’s time on stage short. Even though it was only making records for three years, the Jimi Hendrix Experience set the scene for progressive rock to flourish.