Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix by Charles R. CrossNow in paperback, the national bestselling biography of American musical icon Jimi Hendrix It has been more than thirty-five years since Jimi Hendrix died, but his music and spirit are still very much alive for his fans everywhere. Charles R. Cross vividly recounts the life of Hendrix, from his difficult childhood and adolescence in Seattle through his incredible rise to celebrity in Londons swinging sixties. It is the story of an outrageous life--with legendary tales of sex, drugs, and excess--while it also reveals a man who struggled to accept his role as idol and who privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had. Using never-before-seen documents and private letters, and based on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Hendrix--many of whom had never before agreed to be interviewed--Room Full of Mirrors unlocks the vast mystery of one of musics most enduring legends.
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Jump to navigation. When he died, he was just twenty-seven-years-old, but in just a few years he expanded the range and vocabulary of the electric guitar to reach areas that no musician had ever ventured to before. When his father returned from Europe in he took Jimi home, divorced his wife, and renamed him James Marshall. Fortunately for music fans everywhere, less than a year later he received a medical discharge after breaking an ankle on his twenty-sixth parachute jump. A year later Al purchased his first electric guitar, a Supro Ozark S. Jimi worked as a session guitarist under the moniker Jimmy James.
Our fact sheets are packed with some useful, interesting and quick information about this American rock singer and guitarist. Find out how he became one of the greatest guitar players of his time and who it was that inspired his musical career so greatly. Jimi Hendrix only had a short music career as he passed away at just 27 years of age. His legend lives on as his musical achievements are celebrated by his fans across the world. Check out our interesting facts below and learn how this famous black music artist helped introduce heavy rock music and the electric guitar to the music industry.
Still, he managed to accomplish a lot in the approximately four years he spent in the spotlight, and leave this world a legend when he died on September 18, , at the age of Here are 10 things you might not have known about the musical legend. But Muddy Waters was the first musician who truly made him aware of the instrument. He learned to play by ear and would often use words or colors to express what he wanted to communicate. Hendrix drew inspiration for his music from a lot of places, including his dreams.
Jimi Hendrix Biography
Born in , in Seattle, Washington, Jimi Hendrix learned to play guitar as a teenager and grew up to become a rock legend who excited audiences in the s with his innovative electric guitar playing. One of his most memorable performances was at Woodstock in , where he performed "The Star Spangled Banner. He had a difficult childhood, sometimes living in the care of relatives or acquaintances. His mother, Lucille, was only 17 years old when Hendrix was born. She had a stormy relationship with his father, Al, and eventually left the family after the couple had two more children together, sons Leon and Joseph.