Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix

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Hachette Books, Aug 8, 2006 - Music - 400 pages
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It has been more than thirty-five years since Jimi Hendrix died, but his music and spirit are still very much alive for his fans everywhere.

Charles R. Cross vividly recounts the life of Hendrix, from his difficult childhood and adolescence in Seattle through his incredible rise to celebrity in London's swinging sixties. It is the story of an outrageous life -- with legendary tales of sex, drugs, and excess -- while it also reveals a man who struggled to accept his role as idol and who privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had.

Using never-before-seen documents and private letters, and based on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Hendrix -- many of whom had never before agreed to be interviewed -- Room Full of Mirrors unlocks the vast mystery of one of music's most enduring legends.

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User Review  - darksyded -

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

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About the author (2006)

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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