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Jimi Hendrix’s Birthday

November 27, 2012 is Jimi Hendrix’s 70th birthday!

An American musician, singer, and songwriter, Hendrix (Nov. 27, 1942 – Sept. 18 1970) was an innovative and, some say, the greatest electric guitarist in the history of popular music and one of the most important and influential musicians of the 20th century.

Jimi Hendrix surmounted racial and cultural barriers in America and Great Britain at a time when youth culture, pop music, and society were radically changing. One of the most innovative musicians of the 20th century, Hendrix continues to influence an ever-increasing number of musicians, artists, and fans in the 21st century.”

- Jacob McMurray, Senior Curator for the EMP Museum in Seattle

To commemorate Hendrix’s 70th birthday, the EMP Museum opened the “Hear My Train A Comin’: Hendrix Hits London” exhibit on November 17. The exhibit focuses on Hendrix’s rise to fame in the UK while in London from September 1966 to June 1967 when he returned home to become an international sensation after performing at the Monterey Pop Festival in California. Get a sneak peak at some of the items on exhibit at the Huffington Post’s coverage of the Hendrix exhibit.

If you live in Seattle or are planning a trip there soon, check out the exhibit in celebration of Jimi’s birthday! You can also celebrate by listening to your favorite Hendrix music or dressing up in Hendrix fashion.

Sources: Wikipedia, Hennemusic.com, Ultimateclassicrock.com

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Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Birthday

Happy 35th Birthday, Maggie Gyllenhaal!

Celebrate the actresses’s and political activist’s birthday by watching one of her Gyllenhaal’s films, which include The Dark Knight, Secretary, and Donnie Darko, to name a few.

 

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Lou Ferrigno’s Birthday

Happy 61st Birthday, Lou Ferrigno!

In addition to being an actor who is most known for his role as the Hulk in the CBS television series The Incredible HulkFerrigno is also a fitness trainer/consultant and retired professional bodybuilder whose bodybuilding accomplishments include winning an IFBB Mr. America title (1973) and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles (1973 and 1974). In 1974, Ferrigno came in second at his first attempt at winning the Mr. Olympia title. The following year, he attempted and failed to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had won the title for the previous five years. The attempt was the subject of a documentary titled Pumping Iron. However, Ferrigno did win the role of The Hulk over Schwarzenegger, who was considered for the part.

Celebrate Lou’s birthday by pumping iron and watching a few episodes of The Incredible Hulk. Don’t forget your recovery shake – Lou likes egg whites in his post-workout shake!

Sources: Wikipedia, Lou Ferrigno

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