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Jimi Hendrix

Discussion in 'Celebrities and Entertainment From WWII' started by Dave War44, Feb 9, 2007.

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  1. Dave War44

    Dave War44 Member

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    Hendrix - a poor soldier who just wanted to play with his, er, guitar.

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    OK chaps this one's just for fun.
    Jimi played no part in WWII whatsoever (born 1942), but he enlisted in the US Army in 1961, and was assigned to the famous 101st Airborne Division.
    Here's the story of his time spent in the military, told in a series of random quotes mostly from his official mlitary record, with links provided to original source pages.....


    He joined the Army at age 17, faked homosexuality and was discharged after 14 months. [Not sure about this one - Ed.]
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4730547.stm

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/0803051jimi1.html
    :lol:

    This last link contains scans of all 18 pages of his official military record, including all the sordid details.
    Just to add, as if it needs saying, that Jimi became one of the most talented musicians the world has ever seen. Sadly there are no photos of him in uniform that I can find.
     
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    This is hilarious, but when you read it and knowing the man it all fits into place.. :lol:

    Just to add what a waste those pills can be... :ponder:
     
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    Love the music of this man, and its news to me about his military life, or rather his non military life. :lol:
     
  4. Dave War44

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    Agreed it is just downright hilarious, it just fits him perfectly. I mean who else's army record could that be ? Stan Laurel's maybe...:lol:

    OK it's Dylan's song but after he heard Jimi's version, Dylan always tried to perform the song as close to the Hendrix version as possible, which he thought perfect.
    Not a lot of people know that...
    :happy:
     
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    :lol: With out a name there for us to see i am sure Stan Laurel could be pictured in this role... :lol:
     
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    I bet some of his best music was played with his troops when he was enrolled. I love jimmy's music and still have it playing today.
     
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    You have some people that know their duty to their country and even it if does not really fit their style, they do what they need to do. Then you have some people who choose to find every excuse to not have to do their duty to their country. I think that when you know what is right you will honestly do it. Good for him to attempting more than most would.
     
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    Very nice angle on it Jeannie and well put.
    I agree, it was twenty seven years well spent, so hats off to Jimi !
     
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    Thats the first time i heard about that nice find :thumb:
     
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    That's Michael caine, I'm almost certain of it.........:lol::silly:
     
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    That is some hilarious stuff.
     

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