As a child, Jimi Hendrix carried an actual broom with him everywhere around school for over a year, as a pretend guitar. The school’s social worker tried to get funding for a real guitar, insisting that leaving him without one might result in psychological damage.
When Jimi Hendrix was born, his father was in the US Army and stationed in another state. He requested a furlough to go and meet his newborn son, but was denied. The next day, he was arrested on no charge and imprisoned for two months with no trial to prevent him from going AWOL.