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Jimi Hendrix “Starting at Zero” – Video

Jimi tells his own story in new biography comprised from interviews


Bloomsbury Publishing have released a new unique new “autobiography” on Jimi Hendrix that uses the late guitarist’s own words to tell his life story.


Starting at Zero: His Own Story employs interviews and personal writings, allowing Hendrix to recount his all-too-short life, even though he died more than 40 years ago.


The book features an introduction from Peter Neal, who made Experience, the first film about Hendrix and the only one that was released while the guitarist was still alive.


From Bloomsbury:


It took just four years in the spotlight for Jimi Hendrix to become an international cultural icon.


The sheer impact and originality of his music and his unique mastery of the guitar placed him forever amongst musical giants.


But what of the man behind the public image? Modest and intensely private by nature, Hendrix was shrouded in intrigue from the moment he first came into the public eye, and the mystery has only grown with time.


Much has been written about him by experts, fans and critics, some of it true and some of it not. He did, however, leave his own account of himself, locked away like a Chinese puzzle in his many interviews, lyrics, writings, poems, diaries, and even stage raps. Starting at Zero brings all these elements together in narrative form.


The result is an intimate, funny, and poetic memoir—one that tells, for the first time, Hendrix’s own story as only he could tell it.



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