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Jimi Hendrix

(1942-1970)

 
 
Jimi Hendrix Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 8, 2019
1. Jimi Hendrix Marker
Inscription.  Jimi Hendrix is one of the most influential musicians and guitarists of the 20th century. His legacy, dedication, and passion for music transcends all boundaries and brings people from all walks of life together. He played two nights here in Tampa, August 18th and November 23rd 1968, at what was once Curtis Hixon Hall, which is now the beautiful Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. It is important to note that out of the 216 concerts Hendrix played from 1967-1970 with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, two of them were in Tampa. The Jimi Hendrix Experience had been on the road touring for at least two years by the time they came to the city for their "Presentation of Fire." Both concerts were near sellouts with over 7,000 fans attending each night. Sadly, Jimi Hendrix was only twenty-seven years old when he passed away, but his life has had a lasting impact on the musicians of Tampa Bay and is a part of the rich history of downtown Tampa.

"Find yourself first
And then your talent
Work hard on your mind
So it can come alive...
Everybody come alive
Everybody love alive"

 
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2019 by Chase Corley, Founder of the University of Tampa Guitar Club, Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is August 18, 1968.
 
Location. 27° 56.943′ N, 82° 27.645′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ashley Drive and East Zack Street, on the right when traveling south on North Ashley Drive. Marker is in Curtis Hixson Waterfront Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. WDAE-Florida's First Radio Station (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Teco Energy's Tampa Electric Company (about 700 feet away); John And Ellen Jackson: Tampa Pioneers (about 700 feet away); Tampa Theatre (about 700 feet away); Woolworth Sit-In (approx. 0.2 miles away); Courthouse Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Rough Riders Passed By Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); 400th Anniversary of the Landing of Panfilo de Narvaez (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
Jimi Hendrix Marker looking south image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 8, 2019
2. Jimi Hendrix Marker looking south
Jimi Hendrix Marker looking north image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 8, 2019
3. Jimi Hendrix Marker looking north
Jimi Hendrix image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, December 8, 2019
4. Jimi Hendrix
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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