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Becoming Jimi Hendrix : from Southern crossroads to psychedelic London, the untold story of a musical genius

Author: Steven Roby; Brad Schreiber
Publisher: Philadelphia : Da Capo Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Becoming Jimi Hendrix traces "Jimmy's" early musical roots, from a harrowing, hand-to-mouth upbringing in a poverty-stricken, broken Seattle home to his early discovery of the blues to his stint as a reluctant recruit of the 101st Airborne who was magnetically drawn to the rhythm and blues scene in Nashville. As a sideman, Hendrix played with the likes of Little Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, the Isley Brothers, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jimi Hendrix; Jimi Hendrix
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Roby; Brad Schreiber
ISBN: 9780306819100 0306819104
OCLC Number: 548569631
Description: xiv, 274 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Seattle --
the childhood that never was --
The case against Private Hendrix (January-June 1962) --
I can hear the blues callin' my name (July-December 1962) --
I'd rather starve (January-June 1963) --
Nothing but someone's coat on his back (July-December 1963) --
From one family to the next (January-June 1964) --
An all-consuming fire (July-December 1964) --
Life and near death on the road (January-June 1965) --
How would you feel? (July-December 1965) --
Next planet, please (January-June 1966) --
Downtown and underground (July-September 1966).
Responsibility: Steve Roby and Brad Schreiber.
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New York Times Book Review, 10/17/10 "Hendrix's career as a superstar has been well chronicled; the more interesting details of how he became one are told here...[Becoming Jimi Hendrix] makes a case Read more...

 
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