Jimi Hendrix Memorial
Greenwood Memorial Park, 350 Monroe Ave NE
Jimi Hendrix has been described as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music" (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) because of his talent as one of the most gifted and influential electric guitarists ever. He was a Woodstock headliner in 1969, but died the following year in London at the age of 27.
Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle in 1942. His body was returned to Seattle for his funeral, and he was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in suburban Renton. Decades later, his father Al worked for the creation of a memorial at the cemetery that would also serve as the final resting place for a number of Hendrix family members. Unfortunately, Al did not live to see the culmination of this effort; he passed away less than two months before the completion of the memorial in 2002.
Jimi Hendrix Memorial (O14A0470)
While you're in the area, check out these sights:
- Jimi Hendrix Statue, Seattle, Washington
- Big Catch Sculpture, Des Moines, Washington
- Hat 'N' Boots In Oxbow Park, Seattle, Washington