Who cares...? I don't think that would change his music or status.
naw his sexual orientation is the last thing I care/think about
I remember my fifth grade teacher would explain how men who were drafted in the army would do just about anything NOT to serve. Either it would be 'to be gay' or transexual (there were a lot of men that probably wore dresses and kissed a guy right on the spot in front of the Sargent in order not to get set to Vietnam. Or so I could imagine.), purposely broken bones, claimed to be sick and so on. Muhammad Ali refused to go to Nam because of his beliefs when he was drafted, and was almost sent to jail. Many people didn't want to fight a war that wasn't intentionally theirs, so they would lie to the government. Who wouldn't if you were forced to. I think Jimmi Hendrix used the "I'M GAY" card to stay out of service, and can you blame him? The trick must have worked.
Well....if he had stayed in service, then he wouldn't have become the legend that his is now. So, yeah what happened was a good thing. Sorta.
Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix (2005) by Charles R. Cross. 'Hendrix was discharged from the US Army in 1962 for "homosexual tendencies" after he told an army psychologist the he had fallen in love with a male soldier.'
My 2¢? Smart man! U.S. involvement in Vietnam escalated in the early 1960s, with troop levels tripling in 1961 and tripling again in 1962.
"everyone is gay." Kurt Cobain
Nothing I ever read or heard about him would indicate it. He was pretty well-known among women, particularly for being well endowed, in fact.
he may have had, "an experience" no pun intended, well actually....
Jimmy Hendrix was molested as a child, and shared it with a girlfriend after she told him about the abuse she had suffered. Why do you need to go back and paint people as gay?
Personally, no--but that was his business, I guess.
No, but it was the 60s may have experimented a bit, who knows and whose business is it anyway.
No that would be the drugs lol.
Sounds to me like Jimi pulled a fast one on the Army. He is very well known to have been a very successful ladies' man. He was no more gay than Bill Clinton or JFK.
Dunno. Don't really care about his personal life.
Do you have any particular reason to think he was?
Oh. Sounds pretty flimsy.
Prove what? That he's a rock star?
A brief shining career of artistic genius that will will cause him to be remembered long after everyone alive now is dead? Yeah, I guess he did.