Jimi Hendrix, a guitar legend, began playing as a child in the Pacific Northwest. His parents suggested he buy an instrument, but he eventually found a ukulele in the garbage.
Nirvana, founded by Kurt Cobain in Seattle, gained fame as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Cobain, born to Irish-immigrant parents, struggled with unstable home life and dropped out of high school. After recording their first album in 1989, they released Nevermind in 1991, with their first single, Smells Like Teen Spirit, becoming a hit.
Quincy Jones, born in Chicago, Illinois, began his music career in Seattle and has won 28 Grammy awards. He attended Garfield High School and joined the National Reserve band at 14. Jones produced albums like Thriller, The Wiz, and wrote music for shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.