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In addition to supplying our calendar's obligatory Pop Culture Figure, Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) produced such classic records as Band of Gypsies and Axis-Bold as Love, which retain their fresh scent through clouds of toxic Baby Boomer nostalgia. His unorthodox guitar style extended vain hopes to left-handers everywhere. His humping-the-guitar routine alone makes him an American legend — even if his choking-on-his-own-vomit routine helps explain the origin of the term "half a moron."