Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story (Hardcover)
More than forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrixrecently named the greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazinecontinues to inspire fans of rock music. Many have written about Hendrixs life and music, but Jimi H...
LEON HENDRIX lives in Los Angeles and is pursuing his art and music full-time in the Leon Hendrix Band. In addition to touring across North America and Europe, he is also the owner of Rockin Artwork LLC, a company that licenses Jimi Hendrixs likeness and image.
ADAM MITCHELL is also the author of Street Player: My Chicago Story with legendary drummer Danny Seraphine. He lives in Los Angeles.
More than forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrixrecently named the greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone magazinecontinues to inspire fans of rock music. Many have written about Hendrixs life and music, but Jimi Hendrix: A Brothers Story provides a revealing and unprecedented look at this visionary icon: an intimate biography written by Jimis younger brother, Leon.
Leon Hendrix takes us back to the days before Jimis 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 Jimis 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 Jimis purchasing his first guitara Sears, Roebuck and Co. acoustic, from a neighbor.
Leon recounts Jimis early days performing on the Chitlin Circuit, when Jimi would call from the road to play early versions of tracks for the classic album Are You Experienced, and illuminates the biographical roots of Jimis most well-known rock & roll songs. Readers learn about the heady days of sex and drugs that came with Jimis skyrocketing fame in the sixties and how Leon felt Jimis management isolated him from the rest of the family. The author speaks of his own heartbreak, learning of his brothers sudden death while incarcerated in Washington States Monroe Reformatory.
Commemorating what would have been Jimi's seventieth birthday, Leon Hendrixs poignant and captivating account sheds new light on a music legend.
|Genre||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians|
|Publisher Date||2012-05-08 00:00:00.0|
|Publisher||Thomas Dunne Books|
|Unit weight||1.1 lb|
|Subtitle||A Brother's Story|
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