Jimi Hendrix Memorial
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Greenwood Memorial Park
350 Monroe Ave NE
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 255-1511
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Overview

Jimi Hendrix was born November 27, 1942, at Seattle's King County Hospital. He was originally named Johnny Allen Hendrix until his father renamed him James Marshall Hendrix in 1945. Jimi grew up in Seattle and attended Garfield High School before joining the Army in 1961.

Hendrix went on to become one of the world’s best guitar players. He could play with his teeth and behind his back. Jimi is listed as number one on Rolling Stone magazines list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He passed in his sleep on September 18th 1970. The official ruling was that he asphyxiated on his own vomit after taking several sleeping pills after drinking wine. He was twenty seven years old.

His memorial is located in Renton, just south of Seattle, at Greenwood Memorial Park. It was completed in 2002 and is the resting place of Jimi and a few relatives. It is decorated with pictures of Hendrix, lyrics, his signature and the head stone of his previous grave.

There are rumors that the memorial has not been completed. There is supposedly a life size bronze statue being made but there has not been any announcements of the progress of the project or if it will even happen. At this point, it seems as through the memorial is as complete as it will ever be.

People from all over the world come to see Jimi Hendrix memorial. There is always at least a couple people at the site at any given time. It’s also not uncommon to see people sitting on one of the benches smoking pot. Because of the amount of people that attend the grave there were concerns of vandalism to the other grave sites. As you can notice the memorial stands away from other sites to prevent any such vandalism.