Friday, January 28, 2005

Jimi Hendrix : The Man, the Magic, the Truth

There is a new book about the life of Jimi Hendrix, I am going to buy it and review it here. Here is the description:

The Jimi Hendrix legend has lived on longer than the man, who died in 1970 at the age of twenty-seven. More than thirty years later, what the world knows about him has become deeply distorted. Now Sharon Lawrence, a trusted friend of Jimi's in the final years of his astonishing life, has written a serious exploration of his life, death, and enduring legacy, based partly on the author's never-before-heard recorded interviews with the late musician.

Jimi Hendrix: The Man, The Magic, The Truth contains new and rare material about Hendrix, with major insights from sources who have previously kept their silence -- from childhood neighbors to rock stars and musicians, to music-industry insiders. This book corrects years of false information, reveals key truths, and supplies facts previously known to only a precious few. It also chronicles the years of mind-boggling legal battles over his estate and legacy.

This is the definitive account of Jimi Hendrix, the young man from a pathetic poverty-stricken childhood who invented himself into something rare and special, the man who radiated genius and a bold yet charming personality when he picked up a guitar. It revisits the glory of Hendrix's talent, giving new insight into his sensitive persona, imagination, musical standards, and far-reaching impact.

Iluminating, honest, and bracing, Jimi Hendrix will forever change how we view one of rock and roll's greatest icons.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: HarperEntertainment (February 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0060562994

You can buy it here: Jimi Hendrix : The Man, the Magic, the Truth


Anonymous said...

I'm Hendrix's biggest fan (hope to be able to jam like him in a few years ;-)) but im deffiantely gonna buy this book!

Anonymous said...

I ready it another book that just came out.Basically both seem to be on the mark. I ready a book written by a writer I know over 20yrs ago about him and I can see how much he didn't know at the time.Whats most important is the lessons we get from the book;Namely his father was a piece of shit and most of the whites around him used and abused him.Now his estate is being sucked dry by a phony bitch who had no relationship to him.She keeps pushing the idea she was his sis vampire whore.