James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix is often considered the most creative, innovative and influential electric guitarist in the history of rock music. Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar by combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion to create a totally new musical form. Prior to his meteoric raise to success as a solo artist, Hendrix played with a variety of well known musical acts including Ike and Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, The Isley Brothers and Little Richard. In 1966 he moved to London and formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience, featuring drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding. Although Hendrix experienced overwhelming success in Britain, it was his return to America, and his performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival that literally made Hendrix an overnight success. The music of Jimi Hendrix embraced blues, ballads, rock,R&B and jazz, combining a collection of styles that continue to make Hendrix one of the most popular figures in the history of music.