Yngwie Malmsteen

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To start, Yngwie Malmsteen was born in Stockholm, Sweden, on June 30, 1963. The youngest child in a household that included his mother Rigmor, sister Ann Louise, and brother Bjorn, Yngwie originally had no interest in music. However, on September 18, 1970, Yngwie saw a TV special on the death of guitar iconoclast Jimi Hendrix. Seven-year-old Yngwie watched with awe as Hendrix blasted the audience with torrents of feedback and sacrificed his guitar in flames. The day Jimi Hendrix died, the guitar-playing Yngwie was born.He moved to Stockholm, Sweden around 1972 to start his musical career. Though people do not know much of his virtuoso talent, he decided to write his first classical lick. He stuck with classical virtuoso because he thinks quote: "it allows me to be more creative, like an actual composer".

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