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Books About Jimi Hendrix

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Jimi Hendrix is the guitar legend of all time.  His amazing guitar style is still looked upon by today's top guitar players as some of the best playing ever. there have been many books written about this rock icon which will keep you reading about Jimi Hendrix for a long time. This article examines a few of the book out there about Jimi Hendrix.


Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. Cross

Jimi Hendrix is considered the greatest guitarist of all time. With over thirty-five years since his death, his music is still as popular as it ever was and guitar players continue to be influenced by him. in this book the author recounts the short life of Jimi Hendrix through his youth in Seattle to his rise to celebrity status in the 1960s. It is a tale of the excess of the time while telling the tale of a man who struggled with his role as an idol that missed the normal family life. The story is told through new documents and letters along with hundreds of interviews by those who knew Jimi Hendrix. This book unlocks many of the mysteries behind one of the all-time great musicians.


Becoming Jimi Hendrix: By Steven Roby and Brad Schreiber

This book explores the early musical roots of this great artist. From his upbringing in a broken down Seattle home to his early discovery of the blue and a stint with the 101st airborne. Ad a sideman he played with such greats as Tina Turner, the Isley Brothers who heard sounds from him that they had never heard before. The book explores his work in the club circuit from 1962-1966 where he learned to please a crowd and deal with racism. It shows how he was discovered in a little basement club in 1966 and exploded onto the scene to instant stardom. The book is based upon interviews by those who knew him. This is the story of the greatest guitar player of all time.


Jimi Hendrix Gear: The Guitars, Amps & Effects That Revolutionized Rock 'n' Roll by Michael Heatly, Harry Shapiro, and Roger Mayer

This book explores the guitars and gear made famous by Jimi Hendrix. Guitar players who want to play his songs should read this book. The publication describes song by song how to get his famous sounds from his fuzz distortion to his famous wah wah sounds. The book examines all his guitars and other equipment and includes the serial numbers, and history of each instrument he played. This is a comprehensive instruction guide for any guitar player who wants to sound like Jimi Hendrix.


Jimi Hendrix: A Brother's Story by Leon Hendrix and Adam Mitchell

This book is told by drummer Mitch Mitchell who was the Jimi Hendrix Experience's drummer. He tells the story of Jimi Hendrix like no one else can tell it. He documents the tiny clubs, the Monterey festival and his work at Woodstock. The book is full of personal stories and includes over 200 illustrations. The book contains set lists and rare memorabilia from the archives of the author. This is a must read story for anyone interested in the inside story on the legend of Jimi Hendrix.

The Hendrix Experience by Mitch Mitchell and John Platt

This book is told by drummer Mitch Mitchell who was the Jimi Hendrix Experience's drummer. He tells the story of Jimi Hendrix like no one else can tell it. He documents the tiny clubs, the Monterey festival and his work at Woodstock. The book is full of personal stories and includes over 200 illustrations. The book contains set lists and rare memorabilia from the archives of the author. This is a must read story for anyone interested in the inside story on the legend of Jimi Hendrix.


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