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Jimi: Intimate Biography of Jimi Hendrix [Paperback]

Curtis Knight
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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Star; New Ed edition (6 Mar 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0352300477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0352300478
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,520,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Written by a friend and fellow musician,this book takes us through Hendrix life. Hard times,good times,money,managers,drugs,groupies,hopes ,dreams ......and finally death.

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4.0 out of 5 stars better than I thought the first time I read it 30 July 2010
By gerryg VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I first read this book over 30 years ago and thought it is bit "so what?". I was reminded of its existence recently and decided to re-read it.

With the benefit of hindsight I realised there are things about this book that sets it apart from the many other biographies that have been written about JH subsequently. For better or for worse, the author was there at the time and also, it was written before the development of the Jimi Hendrix industry.

t's not very sophisticated, focuses on 1965-70 (and of course the author features prominently). JH did record with the author prior to going to England and while JH wasn't overly impressed with the output, he did also record with Knight when he returned to New York, so the book has provenance.

Like the Jimi Hendrix - A Film About Jimi Hendrix [DVD] (in this case the interviews) it benefits from being a primary source and confirms some aspects of the film. The history recorded here (such as it is) ties in neatly with other books such as Through Gypsy Eyes and also some of the musings of Chas Chandler.

The book paints a picture of a young man enjoying fame, sometimes to excess, and is a useful antedote to some of the more anodyne portrayals of "a tortured genius". It's not high art but it is a worthwhile part of the canon.
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