Profile: Jimi Hendrix

Can you name the following facts about Jimi Hendrix?

Northwestern U.S. city where Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942
Jimi's legal birth name
The first stringed instrument Hendrix played
Famed Army division, based in Kentucky, to which he was assigned in 1961
Bassist Hendrix met in the Army who would play with Hendrix in multiple bands
Band they started in nearby Clarksville, Tennessee, after being discharged
R&B/soul siblings Hendrix joined as a backing guitarist in 1964
Legendary 'Tutti Frutti' R&B singer with whom he toured in 1964-65
Model of guitar he started playing in 1966 and is most closely associated with
Manhattan venue Hendrix and his band, The Blue Flame, had a residency that year
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he formed in London in 1966
That band's drummer
That band's original bassist
Its first single, about a man who shoots his wife
Its second single, with the oft-misheard line 'scuse me while I kiss the sky'
What Hendrix did to his guitar on March 31, 1967, for the first time
The band's debut album, first released in May of 1967
Its next single, a psychedelic blues-rock song later used in a 'Guitar Hero' game
California music festival at which the band played in June of 1967
Second album, first released in December of that year
Hit single from the album Electric Ladyland, a Bob Dylan cover
The band's final album, a double album first released in September of 1968
New York music festival at which Hendrix played on August 18, 1969
The name of his new backing band that debuted at this show
Patriotic song, with music composed in 1780, he played near the end of his set
TV host on whose show he played and was interviewed in September of 1969
The name of his last tour (April-Sept., 1970) and his first posthumous album
NYC recording studio, named for his third album, Hendrix opened that August
Single that was re-released and hit #1 in the UK after he died on September 18
Jann Wenner-founded magazine that named Hendrix the greatest guitarist ever
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