Although Jimi Hendrix died far too young. He was only 27 when he left us but left a legacy few guitarists can dream of. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame called him "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music." He also became a world-class singer-songwriter who had few peers. Given that his career only took off when he showed up in England and he had only three years to accomplish the impossible, he still managed to rise to the top of his profession. Within a few months, after he had three songs in the UK Top Ten. His second hit single, "Purple Haze," made him a megastar. Rolling Stone eventually named him the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. Whether performed by a great rock band or by classical ensembles like The Kronos Quartet, his songs are timeless.