Hendrix on Hendrix interviews and encounters with Jimi Hendrix

by Hendrix, Jimi.

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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from European papers, the African American press, counterculture newspapers, radio and TV interviews, and previously unpublished court transcripts, this book gives music fans the next best thing to a Hendrix autobiography.
Front Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I december 1966 to May 1967; "Mr. Phenomenon" "Wild, Man!" "The Persecution & Assassination of Rock and Roll, as Performed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience . . . Under the Direction of Jumping Jimi Himself, the Cassius Clay of Pop" "A Jimi Hendrix Doubleheader" The Dick Cavet Show Interview (September) Encounter with Jimi Hendrix
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Booklist Review: "It says something significant and not necessarily morbid when a pop-music fandom remains enraptured with the career and artistic prowess of a long-dead rock star who continues to be the subject of multiple books and other media 42 years after his tabloid-friendly drug-overdose-related death. Jimi Hendrix, the epitome of the dead rock star, is as hot, sexy, and dead as Jim Morrison, but unlike the Lizard King, Hendrix's commercially available recorded output has more than doubled since his death, no doubt attracting new fans to the legend of the flashy, left-handed guitar player who practically defined psychedelic music in the late 1960s. Roby presents a wide-ranging collection of interviews with Hendrix originally undertaken by diverse sources ranging from Swedish radio show Pop '67 Special to pop-music journals like Britain's Melody Maker from November 1966 through September 1970. Also included are transcripts of Hendrix's pretrial examination in a 1968 lawsuit involving management contracts and his July 7, 1969, guest appearance on The Dick Cavett Show. Unlike more recent coverage of Hendrix, these short pieces deal with the star at the height of his fame, with no limiting factors on his career evident. It's a refreshing addition to the Hendrix library, and lends context to serious discussions of the man as an artist.--Tribby, Mike Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Freading collection.
Books by Sean Egan - Keith Richards on Keith Richards; Bowie on Bowie
Subjects Hendrix, Jimi Interviews
Rock musicians United States Interviews
Guitarists United States Interviews
Rock musicians United States Biography
Guitarists United States Biography
Electronic books.
Publisher Chicago :Chicago Review Press,2012
Chicago Review Press2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Interviews and encounters with Jimi Hendrix
Contributors Roby, Steven.
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Language English
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Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781613743249
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