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Jimi Hendrix : a brother's story

Author: Leon Hendrix; Adam D Mitchell
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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. Many have written about Hendrix's life and music, but this book 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jimi Hendrix; Leon Hendrix
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Hendrix; Adam D Mitchell
ISBN: 9780312668815 0312668813 9781250012371 1250012376
OCLC Number: 759913922
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Rainer Vista projects --
Vagabond gypsy boys --
Foster care --
Finding the music --
Joining bands --
From the rocking kings to the army --
Life without Buster --
Seattle street hustling --
September 6, 1968 --
California dreaming --
Still dreaming --
In and out of the army --
The darkest days --
Freedom and the aftermath --
Rock and roll swindle --
Losing Dad.
Responsibility: Leon Hendrix with Adam Mitchell.

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Focuses on the origin and meaning of classic Hendrix tunes, which Jimi would play for his brother over the phone as he wrote them on the road. The author also chronicles the complicated Hendrix  Read more...

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