Gone Too Soon: Musicians Who Died Young

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Jimi Hendrix, 27

Hailed as the greatest guitarist of all time, James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix got his first guitar at age 15 and taught himself to play. He headed to London after being discharged from the Army. There he formed the band the Jimi Hendrix Experience and garnered much success. He released four albums before his death in 1970, including Are You Experienced and Electric Ladyland(Photo by David Montgomery/Getty Images)

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