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Jimi Hendrix : The Man, The Magic, The Truth - Sharon Lawrence

Jimi Hendrix

The Man, The Magic, The Truth


Published: 1st September 2006
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Sharon Lawrence is a journalist who knew Hendrix well, became his confidante and saw him a number of times in the weeks before his death. Sharon Lawrence tells and shows - in rich detail - who Jimi Hendrix really was and what really happened to him during his short life, and what has happened to his legacy in the more than thirty years of greed and game-playing since his tragically early death.

The book contains new and rare material including many unpublished conversations with Hendrix and major insights from more than fifty fresh sources who have previously kept their silence. Fellow rock stars and musicians, childhood neighbours, lawyers and newspaper editors are among those who knew Jimi well and are now willing to speak about who he really was and what events marked his lightning-fast ride to the top, and the extraordinary highs and lows which ultimately led to his death.

Insightful and revelatory, this is also an affectionate portrayal of the real Jimi by a friend who feels the time is finally right to tell the true story.

"Highly readable, this is a fascinating account of the man with magic fingers who deserved so much more out of life." - Four star review in "Sunday Express".

"Compelling, controversial reading...'The Truth' part of this book is a grim tour de force.' - Four star review in "Mojo".

About the Author

Sharon Lawrence is a journalist and author. She was a music journalist in the sixties when she met Hendrix and went on to become a consultant in the music business working with some of the biggest acts of the day.



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Totally refreshing read


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    This is the first Hendrix bio that is more about Hendrix than the person telling his story. No climbing on the bandwagon here. Sharon shows great affection and utmost respect for Hendrix and presents him as a living being, as she knew him, for you to meet and get to know as you turn the pages. A magical feeling indeed.

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    ISBN: 9780330433532
    ISBN-10: 0330433539
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 351
    Published: 1st September 2006
    Publisher: Pan Macmillan
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 2.5
    Weight (kg): 0.262
    Edition Number: 1
    Edition Type: Unabridged