Seven years in the making, this is the complete account of the career, music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix, based entirely on first-person recollections and new, exlusive photographs and documents. Since the death in 1970 at the age of twenty seven, Jimi Hendrix has been mythologised as a risk-taker who lost it all - and not the serious musician ...Read MoreSeven years in the making, this is the complete account of the career, music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix, based entirely on first-person recollections and new, exlusive photographs and documents. Since the death in 1970 at the age of twenty seven, Jimi Hendrix has been mythologised as a risk-taker who lost it all - and not the serious musician whose sole desire was to play and write great msuci. Now, authors John McDermott and Eddie Kramer (Jimi's long time producer) set the record straight. From Jimi's Greenwich Village days to his Electric Ladybird nights, they chronicle the innovative techniques of a pioneer who painstakingly worked to perfect the sounds others couldn't even imagine, despite being modest to the point of shyness about his own singing talent. Key figures in his inner circle such as his manager Chas Chandler shed light on Jimi's whirlwind three-and-a-half year career. Hendrix: Setting the Record Straight is the definitive biography of a legend whose recording career transformed the essence of rock and roll.Read Less
Good Minus. 8vo-over 7¾"-10" Tall. Inscribed by One Author Although it states "First Printing" the number line starts with a 4-so this is probably actually a 4th printing. Of great interest is the inscription by Eddie Kramer in his hand-writing on the half-title and inside front cover: "Nov 9th '94 To Andy Do enjoy the 'Experience" of our little book...I feel that I know Jimi more now than I did when I was working with him. It was a constant challenge to come up with new stuff for him to go "Yeah! Man just like I heard it in my dream"...[underlined]. He was the master of his element totally in control-but of course you knew that! What a lucky man you are to have met him and jammed with him. I am honored and thrilled you are considering working on the SMOJH[? ] Looking forward to seeing you soon in L.A. when we can do some serious arranging! ! Warmest regards Eddie."
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