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The Resource Jimi Hendrix : a brother's story, Leon Hendrix with Adam Mitchell

Jimi Hendrix : a brother's story, Leon Hendrix with Adam Mitchell

Label
Jimi Hendrix : a brother's story
Title
Jimi Hendrix
Title remainder
a brother's story
Statement of responsibility
Leon Hendrix with Adam Mitchell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Many have written about Hendrix's life and music, but this book 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, 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 call from the road to play early versions of tracks for the classic album Are You Experienced, and illuminates the biographical roots of Jimi's most well-known songs. The book also tells about the heady days of sex and drugs that came with Jimi's skyrocketing fame and how Leon felt Jimi's management isolated him from the rest of the family. The author speaks of his own heartbreak, learning of his brother's sudden death while incarcerated in Washington State's Monroe Reformatory. Commemorating what would have been Jimi's seventieth birthday, Leon Hendrix's poignant and captivating account sheds new light on a music legend
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hendrix, Leon
Dewey number
  • 787.87/166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.H476
LC item number
H52 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitchell, Adam D.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hendrix, Jimi
  • Hendrix, Leon
  • Rock musicians
Label
Jimi Hendrix : a brother's story, Leon Hendrix with Adam Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Rainer Vista projects -- Vagabond gypsy boys -- Foster care -- Finding the music -- Joining bands -- From the rocking kings to the army -- Life without Buster -- Seattle street hustling -- September 6, 1968 -- California dreaming -- Still dreaming -- In and out of the army -- The darkest days -- Freedom and the aftermath -- Rock and roll swindle -- Losing Dad
Control code
ocn759913922
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 276 p.
Isbn
9780312668815
Lccn
2012009372
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759913922
Label
Jimi Hendrix : a brother's story, Leon Hendrix with Adam Mitchell
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Rainer Vista projects -- Vagabond gypsy boys -- Foster care -- Finding the music -- Joining bands -- From the rocking kings to the army -- Life without Buster -- Seattle street hustling -- September 6, 1968 -- California dreaming -- Still dreaming -- In and out of the army -- The darkest days -- Freedom and the aftermath -- Rock and roll swindle -- Losing Dad
Control code
ocn759913922
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 276 p.
Isbn
9780312668815
Lccn
2012009372
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)759913922

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