WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27: JIMI HENDRIX
Profile America — Sunday, November 27th. One of rock music's top guitarists was born on this date in 1942 in Seattle. Jimi Hendrix started as a sideman for rhythm and blues artists, then moved to London. There, he formed his own group, which provided a platform for his innovation. His over-the-top style of guitar playing and songs such as "Purple Haze" established a lasting reputation before he died of a drug overdose in 1970. The spending by American music fans ebbs
and flows with the constant change in technology. One of those changes is occurring now. In 2000, we spent more than $13 billion on CDs, by last year, that number had dropped to $3.4 billion as consumers increasingly switched to electronic downloads of their favorite music. Profile America is in its 15th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 577
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1140
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau