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The Resource Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix, Philip Norman

Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix, Philip Norman

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Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix
Title
Wild thing
Title remainder
the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix
Statement of responsibility
Philip Norman
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Jimi Hendrix's death, the best-selling author of Shout! delivers a compelling new biography of the legendary guitarist. Celebrated as the most innovative guitarist ever to play, Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is renowned for symphonic solos and virtuosic picking (sometimes, with his teeth). But, as Philip Norman describes, before Hendrix was setting guitars aflame onstage, he was a shy kid in Seattle, lucking at a broken ukulele and looking out for his father, who chided him for playing left- handed. Interweaving new interviews with friends, lovers, bandmates, and his family, Wild Thing vividly reconstructs Hendrix's remarkable life- from playing in segregated clubs on the Chitlin' Circuit to earning stardom in Swinging London in 1966. For more than four mind- boggling years Hendrix found unparalleled success, making historic appearances at Monterey and Woodstock while becoming the highest paid musician of his day, but it all abruptly ended with his tragic death in the sordid basement of a London hotel. Filled with insights into the greatest moments in rock history, Wild Thing reveals the endlessly complex figure behind the unforgettable riffs"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1943-
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Norman, Philip
Dewey number
  • 787.87/166092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hendrix, Jimi
  • Rock musicians
  • Guitarists
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
  • Hendrix, Jimi
  • Guitarists
  • Rock musicians
  • United States
Label
Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix, Philip Norman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
on1137827884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781631495892
Lccn
2020023464
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1137827884
Label
Wild thing : the short, spellbinding life of Jimi Hendrix, Philip Norman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
on1137827884
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
391 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781631495892
Lccn
2020023464
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1137827884

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