When Jimi Hendrix headlined Woodstock in 1969, he was the world’s highest-paid performer at the time. A year later, he died from an accidental drug-related overdose.
No list of great musicians who perished at age 27 would be complete without Hendrix, considered the best electric guitarist of all time.
Here is one of his best known songs, “Purple Haze.”
Jimi Hendrix died Sept. 18, 1970.