Today marks the 42nd year since the death of Jimi Hendrix.

Aged 27 when he died, Hendrix hence became a member of the infamous "Forever 27 Club" - a group comprised of influential musicians, all of whom died at the same age.

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Jimi Hendrix died in London on September 18, 1970

Some of the other notable members include Rolling Stone Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and most recently, Amy Winehouse. Most of these deaths occurred under mysterious circumstances.

Seattle-born Hendrix, who rose to fame with his band The Jimi Hendrix Experience, died after collapsing at a party in London.

Outkast star Andre 3000 stars as Hendrix in the upcoming rock biopic All Is By My Side, set for release in 2013.

The John Ridley film will focus on the period the guitarist recorded his 1967 album Are You Experienced? a work that is widely considered one of the greatest rock albums ever made.

It will trace his beginnings after he was discovered in a New York club, to his eventual meeting with Chas Chandler, who launched his career.

Several previous biopics have been abandoned, including a proposal by Paul Greengrass, which was shelved after Hendrix’s estate refused to license the late musician’s songs, The Guardian reported.

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  • US rock singer and guitarrist Jimi Hendrix ('Hey Joe', 'Purple Haze') pictured during his concert on the island Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea, West Germany, 1970.

  • US rock singer and guitarist, Jimi Hendrix performs on stage at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970.

  • US Rock singer and guitarist Jimi Hendrix on stage at the Pop festival on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn 1970.

  • 1970 photo of Jimi Hendrix performing on the Isle of Wight in England. (AP Photo/FILE)

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix and Mitch Mitchell.

  • Jimi Hendrix performs live on stage 1969

  • Noel Redding, left, Jimi Hendrix, centre, and Mitch Mitchell, of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, arrive at Heathrow airport, London, Aug. 21, 1967, after completing a nine week tour of the United States. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)

  • The American rock singer and guitarist Jimi Hendrix performs at a pop festival on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn.

  • An undated portrait of the US-American rock singer and guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix died on 18th Septmenber 1970 after the consumption of alcohol and sleeping pills.

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience; (clockwise from top left) Mitch Mitchell, Noel Redding and Jimi Hendrix. Circa 1969

  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing live on stage. Circa 1968

  • American-born guitarist Jimi Hendrix with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham at a record launch in central London. 1969

  • Shown in photo is 25-year old Pop singer Jimi Hendrix was jailed for drunkenness in Stockholm, Sweden in morning on Thursday, Jan. 5, 1968 after having gone berserk and destroyed everything in his room at Goteborg hotel Opa Len. Jimi Hendrix is escorted by two police. (AP Photo)

  • Hendrix In England, 1966

  • Hendrix In England, 1966

  • Singer and songwriter, Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) smiles as he arrives at Heathrow airport, London, England. 1965

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX and Curtis KNIGHT and SQUIRES, 1966

  • Jimi Hendrix At An Airport Around 1966-1970

  • Al Hendrix and his son Jimi Hendrix (3 years old), 1945

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX 1967

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX performing, 1967

  • Photo of Noel REDDING and Mitch MITCHELL and JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and Jimi HENDRIX

  • Photo of Noel REDDING and Jimi HENDRIX

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and Jimi HENDRIX and Mitch MITCHELL and Noel REDDING

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX 1967

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX EXPERIENCE and Jimi HENDRIX and Mitch MITCHELL and Noel REDDING 1967

  • Photo of Mitch MITCHELL and Jimi HENDRIX and Noel REDDING 1967

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX 1967

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX 1967

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX 1967

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX 1967

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX 1967

  • Photo of Jimi HENDRIX 1967