Synopses & Reviews
Describing how the city of London helped transform a little-known musician named Jimmy James into rock legend Jimi Hendrix, this revealing volume details how Hendrix helped transform London into a dynamo of popular music and social rebellion. The book examines Hendrix's impact on London's leading musiciansincluding the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Eric Claptonand follows Hendrix as he acquires a savvy manager, a tight band, and a forgiving girlfriend and launches himself into a breakneck career that whisked him from dingy clubs to Woodstock and recording and television studios. Each chapter introduces unforgettable characters and takes readers on a trip through the psychedelic era, concluding with Hendrix's tragic death in a London apartment. It explores the public as well as the private man, capturing the contrast between the wild showman on stage and the unassuming guy behind the scenes.
Describing how the city of London helped transform a little-known musician named Jimmy James into rock legend Jimi Hendrix, this revealing volume details how Hendrix helped transform London into a dynamo of popular music and social rebellion. 19 b&w photos.
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"An in-depth and intimate look at the public and private life of Jimi Hendrix . . . Full of shady characters and colorful antidotes." Perceptive Travel Blog
"More than just a potted but poetic guide to Hendrix's London years. It is also a rock music guidebook to London." Suite101
"Wonderful book. Another well detailed analysis of a chapter in Jimi's life."
Ken Voss, Voodoo Child, Jimi Hendrix Management Information Insitute
"This is a fun book . . . a charming read." Curled Up with a Good Book
"An invaluable addition to the Hendrix bookshelf, and an absolute godsend." Charles Shaar Murray