Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

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Hyperion Books, Aug 3, 2005 - Music - 400 pages
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On the 35th anniversary of his death comes the definitive biography of rock 'n' roll legend Jimi Hendrix-by the New York Times bestselling author Charles R. Cross oinciding with the 35th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's tragic death in 1970, Room Full of Mirrors is the definitive biography of rock 'n' roll's greatest guitarist. Meticulously researched and based on more than 300 interviews with those who knew him best-more than half of whom have never spoken about him before-this landmark book recounts the entire arc of Hendrix's life, from his troubled childhood in Seattle's projects and the early loss of his mother to his struggles against racial prejudice as a young musician and his rapid ascent to the top amidst the swinging London scene, and finally to the apex of his career headlining Woodstock in 1969, with his death occurring a year later.

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User Review  - darksyded - Overstock.com

Bought this as a birthday gift for a coworker who loves jimi. He almost cried. A book he didnt have and was excited to read. Definitely a good buy. Came quick and was in pristine condition especially since my mail carrier hates packages. Read full review

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User Review  - zenhead - LibraryThing

an engaging, though ultimately very sad story. this man was so vastly talented, but got caught up so quickly in the tangle of '60s rock celebrity. his fractured childhood was not able to sustain and ... Read full review

Contents

BETTER THAN BEFORE
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OVER AVERAGE IN SMARTNESS
26
THE BLACK KNIGHT
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Copyright

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Charles R. Cross, author of the New York Times bestseller Heavier Than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, was editor of The Rocket, the Northwest's highly regarded music and entertainment magazine and the first publication ever to do a cover story on Nirvana. He is the author of three other books: Led Zeppelin: Heaven and Hell; Backstreets: Springsteen, the Man and His Music; and Nevermind: The Classic Album. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Spy, among many other publications. He lives in Seattle.

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