Hendrix on Hendrix: Interviews and Encounters with Jimi Hendrix

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Chicago Review Press, Oct 1, 2012 - Music - 384 pages
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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from European papers, the African American press, counterculture newspapers, radio and TV interviews, and previously unpublished court transcripts, this book gives music fans the next best thing to a Hendrix autobiography.
 

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Contents

Part I december 1966 to May 1967
1
Part II June 1967 to December 1967
43
Part IIi january 1968 to june 1968
85
Part iv july 1968 to december 1968
121
Part v january 1969 to june 1969
163
Part vi july 1969 to december 1969
199
Part vii january 1970 to june 1970
253
Part viii July 1970 to September 1970
273
Epilogue
323
Quotable Hendrix
325
Interview with Eric Burdon steven roby
329
Credits
341
Index
345
Back Cover
363
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Steven Roby is a respected Jimi Hendrix historian, archivist, and author. He has written feature articles and reviews for Goldmine and Guitar World and was editor of Straight Ahead: The International Jimi Hendrix Fanzine and the Hendrix family's authorized fanzine, Experience Hendrix. His previous books include Becoming Jimi Hendrix and Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix. He lives in Oakland, California.

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