You know, there's a scene in Purple Rain where Prince goes to see his dad in the hospital, (Linc, from the Mod Squad), and Prince looks like Hendrix. Seriously.
I nearly got in a dustup a few months ago over Prince.
Some drunk d!ckhead pushed into a conversation I was having with a few musicians I know.
We were talking about multi-talented musicians.......who can do it all....write/compose/sing/instruments/perform...I said Prince...the drunk said Prince sucked and anyone who liked him was a homo....I told him to leave or a homo would beat him unconscious.
The purple midget got talent.
What's he been doing lately?
I don't think he could play Hendrix......he's too old, and the rest of the cast would have to be dwarfs.
Jimi was in the US Army. I think he got hurt in a parashoot jump. I believe he was Airborne. Where is LD when you need him?
according to wiki:
Hendrix got into trouble with the law twice for riding in stolen cars. He was given a choice between spending two years in prison or joining the Army. Hendrix chose the latter and enlisted on May 31, 1961. After completing basic training at Fort Ord near Monterey in California, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His commanding officers and fellow soldiers considered him to be a subpar soldier: he slept while on duty, had little regard for regulations, required constant supervision, and showed no skill as a marksman. For these reasons, his commanding officers submitted a request that Hendrix be discharged from the military after he had served only one year. Hendrix did not object when the opportunity to leave arose. He would later tell reporters that he received a medical discharge after breaking his ankle during his 26th parachute jump.