Starting At Zero: Jimi Hendrix's Own Story

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Starting At Zero: Jimi Hendrix's Own Story

by Jimi Hendrix

Bloomsbury Press Agency | October 29, 2013 | Hardcover

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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, Jimi 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, Jimi's own story as only he could tell it.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.75 × 7.01 × 0.88 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1620403315

ISBN - 13: 9781620403310

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Starting At Zero: Jimi Hendrix's Own Story

Starting At Zero: Jimi Hendrix's Own Story

by Jimi Hendrix

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 9.75 × 7.01 × 0.88 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Agency

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1620403315

ISBN - 13: 9781620403310

From the Publisher

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, Jimi 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, Jimi's own story as only he could tell it.

About the Author

Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) was one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.

Alan Douglas was a record producer who produced many of Hendrix's posthumous releases, and a friend and adviser to the musician during his lifetime. He devoted many years to Starting At Zero, and brought it to publication before his death in 2014.

Peter Neal is a documentary film director, whose credits include the 1968 Hendrix short documentary Experience.

Editorial Reviews

The virtue of this book is its revelation of the restless, curious, creative, self-contradictory mind of a musical genius as he grappled with fame, fellow musicians, inspiration, doubt and life under the competing spotlights of adulation and criticism. A must-read for fans and scholars of classic rock.