I've been a fan of Jimi's work for 30 years and read a lot about his triumph to tradgedy tale and this book provides a very good insight as to the man himself and his background. It explores his unusual upbringing, what drove him to success and his key relationships in later life.
Much still remains a mystery about Jimi's life and death, but this book has been well researched and does add colour to the rich tapestry.
My only critisism is that for guitar players, it's a little light on details of his instruments, sound and his playing techniques (beyond playing with his teeth and behind his back).
Overall though, a worthy read for those that want an introduction into the legend, or to learn a little more about the man.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Books; Reprint edition (1 August 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786888415
- ISBN-13: 978-0786888412
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.6 x 20.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
- Customer Reviews: 117 customer ratings