Jimi Hendrix is given a Hollywood star

November 22, 1991|By Knight-Ridder

Jimi Hendrix didn't live to see it, but the late rocker finally got a star yesterday on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The guitar wizard, who died of a drug overdose in 1970 at age 27, is sandwiched on Hollywood Boulevard between the stars of actor Art Carney and director Fred Zinneman.

"It was a long time coming, but good things happen to those who wait," the rock star's father, Al Hendrix, told the tie-dyed crowd of 200.

The sidewalk star, the 1,943rd on the Walk of Fame, was sponsored by Warner Records.

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