The Jimi Hendrix Experience

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Author: Jerry Hopkins
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628738634
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience by Jerry Hopkins

Original Title: The Jimi Hendrix Experience

It’s been over forty years since the tragic death of Jimi Hendrix, yet his popularity is undiminished and his place as the preeminent electric guitarist of the ages is still unrivaled. In The Jimi Hendrix Experience, bestselling author and rock aficionado Jerry Hopkins delves into the legendary life and career of the greatest man to ever pick up a guitar. With a consistent mix of greatness and madness, learn why the man who only released three studio albums during his life could forever transform not only music, but also a generation. While he’ll always be remembered for his incredible performance at Woodstock in 1969, Hopkins shows the true side of Hendrix: from his early childhood and the beginning of his career to his early death and the controversial battle of control over his estate that still wages on. With incredible photographs depicting Hendrix’s rise to the top, The Jimi Hendrix Experience is the ultimate biography of the “Voodoo Chile.” Hendrix’s legacy and music will live on for generations to be enjoyed by and to live on with fans of all ages. And now, thanks to Hopkins, his life can be relived through this incredible biography.

The Words And Music Of Jimi Hendrix

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Author: David Moskowitz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313375927
Size: 80.42 MB
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The Words And Music Of Jimi Hendrix by David Moskowitz

Original Title: The Words And Music Of Jimi Hendrix

Profiles the legendary guitarist best known for his performance of "Wild Thing" at the Monterey Pop Festival through a detailed account of his life and an analysis of the songs released during his lifetime and after his death in 1970.

Hendrix On Hendrix

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Author: Steven Roby
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613743246
Size: 59.71 MB
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Hendrix On Hendrix by Steven Roby

Original Title: Hendrix On Hendrix

Though many books have chronicled Jimi Hendrix’s brilliant but tragically brief musical career, this is the first to use his own words to paint a detailed portrait of the man behind the guitar. With selections carefully chosen by one of the world’s leading Jimi Hendrix historians, this work includes the most important interviews from the peak of his career, 1966 to 1970. In this authoritative volume, Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood, his concept of "Electric Church Music" (intended to wash people’s souls and give them a new direction), and his wish to be remembered as not just another guitar player. While Hendrix never wrote a memoir, with new transcriptions from European papers, the African American press, counterculture newspapers, radio and TV interviews, and previously unpublished court transcripts, this book gives music fans the next best thing to a Hendrix autobiography.

Jimi Hendrix

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Author: Leon Hendrix
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250012376
Size: 61.35 MB
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Jimi Hendrix by Leon Hendrix

Original Title: Jimi Hendrix

More than forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix-recently named the greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazine-continues to inspire fans of rock music. Many have written about Hendrix's life and music, but Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story provides a revealing and unprecedented look at this visionary icon: an intimate biography written by Jimi's younger brother, Leon. Leon Hendrix takes us back to the days before Jimi's amazing rise to fame in the 1960s, beginning with their tough childhood in Seattle, when their fascination with science fiction and UFOs helped them escape a difficult family life. (Jimi insisted his family call him "Buster," after Flash Gordon actor Buster Crabbe.) The author reveals Jimi's early fascination with sound, from his experiments with plucking wires attached to bedposts to the time when he got in trouble for taking apart the family radio ("I was looking for the music," he explained) to Jimi's purchasing his first guitar-a Sears, Roebuck and Co. acoustic, from a neighbor. Leon recounts Jimi's early days performing on the "Chitlin' Circuit," when Jimi would call from the road to play early versions of tracks for the classic album Are You Experienced, and illuminates the biographical roots of Jimi's most well-known rock & roll songs. Readers learn about the heady days of sex and drugs that came with Jimi's skyrocketing fame in the sixties and how Leon felt Jimi's management isolated him from the rest of the family. The author speaks of his own heartbreak, learning of his brother's sudden death while incarcerated in Washington State's Monroe Reformatory. Commemorating what would have been Jimi's seventieth birthday, Leon Hendrix's poignant and captivating account sheds new light on a music legend.

The Jimi Hendrix Story

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Author: John Faralaco
Publisher: IPS Books
ISBN: 1890988391
Size: 78.87 MB
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The Jimi Hendrix Story by John Faralaco

Original Title: The Jimi Hendrix Story

The Jimi Hendrix Story New Edition Including the Updated Discography By John Faralaco Jimi Hendrix was probably the greatest rock guitarist of his era, and perhaps of all time. He was endowed with an awesome splendor, burning with wild radiance, the enlightener of daily life in the Sixties. He was unique. When Jimi struck the first crisp notes of “Purple Haze” and the audience shrieked, they became one with the spirit of the moment, at one with Jimi Hendrix. With bursting earnestness, with a fierce, savage sincerity, articulating that heaven and that hell, he was the natural voice of humanity and the heart of a wild son of nature. Jimi's paradise was sensual, his hell sensual. In the one and the other there was that which shocks all the spiritual feeling in us. Jimi Hendrix was one of the signature rockers of the Sixties, electrifying audiences from San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium to Woodstock. His life, often triumphant and often tragic, is chronicled in a detailed, passionate way by author John Faralaco. He not only tells of Hendrix’s life, but places that life solidly in the context of the Sixties music scene. In The Jimi Hendrix Story, Faralaco builds upon his earlier Hendrix biography, expanding it to include an overview of the performer’s legacy and of the final days of the other members of his band. He has updated the Hendrix discography to the present day, providing a valuable resource for fans and rock historians alike.

Room Full Of Mirrors

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Author: Charles R. Cross
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401382819
Size: 58.70 MB
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Room Full Of Mirrors by Charles R. Cross

Original Title: Room Full Of Mirrors

Now in paperback, the national bestselling biography of American musical icon Jimi Hendrix It has been more than thirty-five years since Jimi Hendrix died, but his music and spirit are still very much alive for his fans everywhere. Charles R. Cross vividly recounts the life of Hendrix, from his difficult childhood and adolescence in Seattle through his incredible rise to celebrity in London's swinging sixties. It is the story of an outrageous life--with legendary tales of sex, drugs, and excess--while it also reveals a man who struggled to accept his role as idol and who privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had. Using never-before-seen documents and private letters, and based on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Hendrix--many of whom had never before agreed to be interviewed--Room Full of Mirrors unlocks the vast mystery of one of music's most enduring legends.

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