In September 1966, Jimmy James arrived in London from New York with $40 and a guitar stolen from the Rolling Stones. Four years later, having astonished the world with his music, he died in London under the name of Jimi Hendrix.
Swinging London was the epicenter of a revolution in music and fashion, sex and drugs, but it had never seen or heard anyone like Jimi. And Jimi had never felt so at home.
In Jimi Hendrix: London, journalist and poet William Saunders retraces Jimi’s London odyssey, weaving the story of his public and private life around the studios and clubs, hotels and apartments, back streets and concert halls where he lived and played. Drawing on interviews with some of Jimi’s friends, and presenting an unforgettable cast of characters (including a Who’s Who of sixties’ rock and pop icons), Saunders explores how the city and the guitarist transformed each other.
Jimi Hendrix: London, by William Saunders (Roaring Forties Press, 2010)
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