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Jimi Hendrix
Author: Leon Hendrix

ISBN: 9781250031433
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 December 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.7 x 2.1
Description:
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 of rock music. Many have written about Hendrix's life and music, but Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story 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 to fame in the 1960s, beginning with their tough childhood in Seattle, when their fascination with science fiction and UFOs helped them escape a difficult family life. (Jimi insisted his family call him "Buster," after Flash Gordon actor Buster Crabbe.) The author reveals Jimi's early fascination with sound, from his experiments with plucking wires attached to bedposts to the time when he got in trouble for taking apart the family radio ("I was looking for the music," he explained) to Jimi's purchasing his first guitar - a Sears, Roebuck and Co. acoustic, from a neighbor. Leon recounts Jimi's early days performing on the "Chitlin' Circuit," when Jimi would ca...

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