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A shattering new biography of rock music’s most outrageous - and tragic - genius....

Over 50 years after his death, Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is celebrated as the greatest rock guitarist of all time. But before he was setting guitars and the world aflame, James Marshall Hendrix was a shy kid in Seattle, plucking at a broken ukulele and in fear of a father who would hit him for playing left-handed. Bringing Jimi’s story to vivid life against the backdrop of mid-century rock, and with a wealth of new information, acclaimed music biographer Philip Norman delivers a captivating and definitive portrait of a musical legend.

©2020 Jessica Productions Ltd. (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Great historical account of Jimi!

Every time I read or listen to a biography of Jimi Hendrix I learn something new. This audiobook is one of the best yet!

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Definitely not Audible

The orator was awful. There wasn’t a reason for him to go low in some segments. I could barely understand what was going on. I had to keep turning the volume up and down. Very annoying and totally ruined this story